CJ 4DPLEX, the world’s leading producer of premium film formats and cinema technologies, and EVT, owners of Event Cinemas, the largest movie exhibitor in Australia, announced today that they have expanded their partnership to open the first ScreenX auditorium in Australia at Event Cinemas Robina on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Event Cinemas ScreenX will hold over 140 seats, including the choice to upgrade to a recliner, and with screens spanning 3 walls, it can display a picture up to 67.7 meters wide.
ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection cinema with an immersive 270-degree field of view. By expanding specially selected sequences of a film onto the left and right-side wall of the auditorium, ScreenX surrounds audiences with exclusive story-enhancing imagery that naturally fills their peripheral vision and immerses them into the narrative of the film. ScreenX works closely with filmmakers and studios to ensure the highest quality presentation of the film. To date, there are over 355 ScreenX auditoriums around the world in 38 countries.
“Our one-of-a-kind ScreenX is a welcomed expansion to our growing collaboration with EVT and Event Cinemas who are pioneers in the entertainment and leisure sector in Australia,” said Jong Ryul Kim, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX. “We look forward to more audiences experiencing movies in our premium format with a larger screen and deluxe seating.”
“We are thrilled to strengthen our partnership with EVT through Event Cinemas by premiering Australia’s first ScreenX theater,” said Don Savant, Chief Business Officer, CJ 4DPLEX. “Our talented team of ScreenX visual effects artists work closely with the Hollywood Studios and top talent to truly differentiate movie going. ScreenX provides an unparalleled experience in a completely unique format to watch the biggest blockbuster films.”
“At Event Cinemas, we are dedicated to bringing world class cinema experiences to our consumers. We are excited to continue our partnership with CJ 4DPLEX and are proud to be the first to introduce ScreenX to the Australian market and further expand our cinema experience offering”, said Luke Mackey, Director of Entertainment for EVT.
CJ 4DPLEX and Event Cinemas’ partnership began in 2018 with the launch of CJ 4DPLEX’s multi-sensory 4DX theater at Event Cinemas George Street in Sydney, Australia. Event Cinemas now has four 4DX locations operating across Australia at Parramatta, Pacific Fair, and Chermside along with the inaugural George Street location.
About Event Cinemas
Event Cinemas is the ultimate experience for movie-goers, entertainment precincts that offer state-of-the-art cinema with quality food and beverage: from bars and cafes with extensive wines and highly trained baristas, to Scoop Alley – our self-service candy bar. The dining experience at Event Cinemas is far from being just about popcorn. Then there is our big movie experience – V-Max, with big seats, big sound and a huge 20 metre digital screen, guaranteeing maximum impact. And Gold Class, the finest in luxury cinema, with every seat, literally, the best seat in the house. Event Cinemas is part of EVT.
About CJ 4DPLEX
CJ 4DPLEX is a leading, next-generation cinema technology company, headquartered in Seoul with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing. The company has created innovative film technologies for theaters worldwide that include ‘ScreenX’, ‘4DX’, and ‘4DX Screen’ for consumers to experience films in ways that were never before possible.
CJ 4DPLEX is a part of the CJ Group conglomerate that also includes entertainment powerhouses CJ CGV, the fifth largest theater chain in the world, and CJ ENM (CJ Entertainment & Media), who produced the Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and SAG Awards winning film, “Parasite”. CJ 4DPLEX was named Most Innovative Company of 2017 and 2019 in Live Events by Fast Company, and the technology has been recognized with Silver at the Edison Awards in the Media and Visual Communications-Entertainment category in 2015 and 2018.
ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection cinema with an immersive 270 degree field of view. By expanding the image beyond the frame and onto the walls of the theater, ScreenX places the audience directly at the center of the story, creating a visually immersive viewing experience unlike any other. To date, there are over 359 ScreenX auditoriums around the world in 38 countries.
4DX provides moviegoers with a multi-sensory cinema-going experience, allowing audiences to connect with movies through motion, vibration, water, wind, snow, lightning, scents, and other special effects that enhance the visuals on-screen. Each 4DX auditorium incorporates motion-based seating synchronized with more than 21 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors. To date, there are over 787 4DX auditoriums around the world, spanning over 69 countries.
4DXScreen is a powerful combination of our super premium immersive theatre technologies of ScreenX and 4DX in one auditorium, creating a never-before-seen experience for cinemagoers. To date, there are 44 4DXScreens installed around the globe.