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Cineworld, the UK’s leading cinema chain, today has revealed that Cineworld Newcastle, located here at The Gate, has undergone a major transformation to enhance the cinema and its offering for local cinemagoers.
Since acquiring the cinema from Empire in June 2017, the cinema has undergone an intensive refurbishment programme to bring the cinema up to the standards film fans expect from Cineworld. In December 2017, the cinema introduced 4DX, an immersive cinema experience which stimulates all five senses. Then, in late 2018, the cinema revealed a 390 seat Superscreen, 9 auditoriums updated with new seats and bigger screens, a revamped foyer and concession stands, refurbished restrooms and opened a brand new Starbucks café. The refurbishment will officially be completed on Friday 8th March with the unveiling of 4 more revitalised standard screens and ScreenX – the first of its kind in the North East.
ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection cinema technology expanding the traditional cinema screen to the side auditorium walls, creating a 270-degree viewing experience for the audience. Originally launched in South Korea, Cineworld Newcastle will be the ninth cinema in the UK to install the new technology.
Since launching globally in 2015, ScreenX has quickly and effectively increased its international reach, successfully screening both Hollywood blockbusters and local feature films alike. Past titles from major Hollywood studios include; Bohemian Rhapsody, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Aquaman. Upcoming films that movie fans can experience in ScreenX include the highly anticipated superhero films, Captain Marvel and Shazam.
John Hodgson, General Manager of Cineworld Newcastle said;“Not only do we have an amazing revamped cinema, but we are excited to be the first in the North East to introduce movie fans to ScreenX. Our cinema boasts a wealth of opportunities for the local community to experience film like never before and we look forward to welcoming them in to the cinema to watch many of the great films out on release.”
Inge Johnson Mitchell, Centre Manager of The Gate said; “The new Cineworld offering is a fantastic addition to The Gate. As the premier city centre leisure destination our customers expect the best and the cinema refurbishment has certainly delivered this. Cineworld launched 4DX with motion seats and effects, a fantastic Superscreen, and now a first for Newcastle, ScreenX, which we are very excited about. Along with a brand new Starbucks customers can enjoy upcoming blockbusters like never before.”