Cineworld announces opening date for new cinema in Watford
2nd November 2018
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Cineworld, one of the UK’s leading cinema chains, has today announced that Cineworld Watford will open on Friday 14th December 2018. The new cinema will feature nine state-of-the-art screens including IMAX with Laser, the newest ground-breaking IMAX® cinema technology, as well as ScreenX, the world’s first multi-projection 270-degree cinema technology, showing the latest Hollywood releases. The cinema will also offer a Baskin Robbins ice cream counter and a Starbucks. The cinema will launch with Aquaman and Mary Poppins Returns,which will be screened, amongst other films, during the opening weekend.

Jay Zaman, Cineworld Watford General Manager, comments:“We can’t wait to open our doors to movie fans in Watford on Friday 14th December. With an exciting line-up of films, like Aquaman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Mary Poppins Returns, we look forward to sharing our love of film with the local community.”

The new Cineworld Watford IMAX cinema will feature IMAX® with Laser, IMAX’s ground-breaking new laser experience that delivers stunning images and powerful, immersive audio to transport audiences into blockbuster films like never before.


With IMAX with Laser, guests at Cineworld Watford can now experience:


  • Sharpness: Experience incredible detail in every image with a sharper, clearer and crisper picture that delivers a heightened level of realism on the biggest screens.


  • Brightness: Laser brings an increased level of brightness to fill IMAX screens with the most vivid and lifelike images in 2D and 3D.


  • Contrast: Dramatically greater contrast levels in each frame provides a level of depth that takes you out of your world and draws you into the movie.


  • Color: The widest range of colors available to filmmakers so they can present more vibrant, deeper and richer colors in IMAX than ever before.


  • Sound: Whether it’s a pin drop or feeling the heart-palpating force of a volcano, with IMAX’s next-generation 12-channel sound system audiences will experience a new kind of powerful, immersive sound they can feel.


Giovanni Dolci, Managing Director of Europe and Africa at IMAX Corporation, “Cineworld shares our passion for delivering the best premium entertainment options. Through our new IMAX with Laser system, we look forward to delivering audiences at the new Cineworld Watford a bold, even more immersive IMAX blockbuster moviegoing experience.”


Originally launched in South Korea, Cineworld Watford will be the sixth cinema to install the new ScreenX technology in the UK. The innovative technology uses an array of projectors and with proprietary ScreenX software, blends multiple images into one seamless image extending from the central screen out. ScreenX walls are installed with a fabric to ensure brightness and colour closely match the content on the main screen and extend the length of the auditorium. Strategically placed audio systems and speakers ensure that sound does not compromise the immersive viewing experience.


“We are incredibly excited to bring the very latest IMAX Cineworld technology to Watford, to be one of a handful of places in the UK to feature the incredible ScreenX, bringing a completely unique experience to our shoppers. The opening of Cineworld will be a fantastic addition to our new development that has brought a fresh dimension of shopping to the region.” Said Vicki Costello, general manager at intu Watford.


Cinema fans can take advantage of a range of offers at Cineworld Watford including weekly discounted Movies for Juniors screenings for just £2.50 on Saturdays, Sundays and school holidays, as well as the Cineworld family ticket and Student NUS discount. The cinema will also be available for private venue hire.


Cineworld Unlimited Card holders can also enjoy access to an unlimited number of films per month for less than the price of two new-release peak time tickets, peak time tickets, at just £17.90 per month (or £20.40 for London West End cinemas). The Unlimited Card also allows holders to enjoy 10% off cinema snacks and drinks, local offers at restaurants and shops, and exclusive advance screenings.


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