Revealed: The opening date of York’s IMAX cinema

22 Oct 2019 @ 6.08 pm
| Entertainment

York’s state-of-the-art new cinema will be open in time to screen all the Christmas holiday movies.

Cineworld York, located at York Stadium, will open on Friday, 13 December.

It will feature thirteen state-of-the-art screens including an IMAX theatre, and ScreenX, described as the “world’s most immersive cinema experience”, which brings a 270-degree viewing experience.

More details about those crucial film snacks have also been released.

Cineworld will include a Baskin Robbins ice cream counter, rollover hot dogs, ICEE frozen drinks and a Starbucks for those who need a cinematic caffeine kick.

The opening date means the cinema will open in time for the highly anticipated films Jumanji: The Next Level and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – for the latter, tickets are now on sale at the Cineworld website.

4K laser projection

Where you’ll find the cinema at York Stadium. Photograph: YorkMix
Cineworld York’s general manager Nick Bashford, said he was looking forward to welcoming the first movie fans on Friday the 13th.

“We have a great variety of screening formats, offering the most immersive cinema experience in York,” he said. “We look forward to sharing our love of film with the local community.”

The new cinema will include…

The IMAX theatre
IMAX with Laser “delivers stunning images and powerful, immersive audio to transport audiences into blockbuster films like never before”.

The next-generation 4K laser projection system features increased resolution, sharper and brighter images, deeper contrast, accompanied by 12-channel sound technology which offers greater dynamic range.

The multi-projection cinema technology ScreenX expands the traditional cinema screen to the side auditorium walls, creating a 270-degree viewing experience for the audience. The innovative technology uses an array of projectors blending 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,” Cinewordl says.

ViP screening rooms
Go ViP to get access to exclusive private lounge, complimentary dining and “unlimited cinema snacks”. Watch the film in supersized, leather reclining seats with individual tables. Cineworld York will be Cineworld’s fifth cinema in the UK to launch ViP.

Discounted Movies for Juniors screenings cost £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, at just £18.40 per month.

The Unlimited Card also allows holders to enjoy advance screenings, 10% off cinema snacks and drinks, local offers at restaurants – including Bella Italia, Café Rouge, Yo! Sushi and Las Iguanas where Unlimited cardholders can get 25% off food and drink, including alcohol.