Birmingham news Cineworld reopens ready to give Harry Potter fans the 'shakes' MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - After being closed for more than four months, Cineworld is reopening and offering Harry Potter fans the chance to see him in a seat-shaking fourth dimension
Breaking News ! Cineworld Cinemas is reopening its multiplexes after four months in lockdown - and giving Harry Potter fans the chance to see their hero's first three films in a seat-shaking format. Some of the chain's sites across the country - including Cineworld Broad Street and now Cineworld Wolverhampton - have a 4DX theatre to give viewers the chance to feel like they are flying on broomsticks. 4DX cinemas also have flashing lights, temperature drops, whistling air and smell effects - everything you need to bring a film to life. Most of all, the way the chairs move during the action sequences gives you the chance to experience the energy of the film in a different way, too. Given that the entire eight-part Harry Potter series ended in 2011, this is the first chance to see the first three films from the series in 4DX format in a single week - with the fourth film The Goblet of Fire also playing in standard 2D. In the real world, fans had to wait four years to see all of the first four movies which were released between November 2001 and November 2005. A ten-year-old who saw the first film in 2001 would have been roughly twice as old by the time the eight-film series concluded almost ten years later in July 2011 with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Cineworld Cinemas is reopening after four months in Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic lockdown with a chance to see the first four Harry Potter movies on the big screen again - the first three will also be screened in 4DX seat-shaking format (Image: Courtesy of Cineworld Cinemas / Warner Bros) The chain's first 4DX screen opened at Cineworld on Broad Street in October 2016 with a regional premiere of Doctor Strange (12A) As detailed below, the now refurbished 14-screen Cineworld Wolverhampton is reopening with a 4DX screen as well as a Supercreen and the region's first Screen X - which extends the angle of viewing to 270 degrees by wrapping itself around the walls of the auditorium. In common with other chains struggling to find new films, Cineworld is reopening with lot of older but classic movies. Odeon Broadway Plaza reopened on Saturday, July 4 on the other side of Five Ways Island to Cineworld Broad Street. The city's independent cinemas at the Electric Cinema, Station Street, MAC Birmingham and Mockingbird Custard Factory all remain closed as does the giant Vue Star City. For pre-pandemic details of cinemas across the city click here Cineworld Broad Street during lockdown when its posters had been taken down over the front doors (Image: Graham Young / BirminghamLive) Cineworld Broad Street Facilities at this 12-screen cinema include a Starbucks, a bar and an IMAX screen. It has the region's first 4DX screen where presentations this week will include the first three Harry Potter films. They are Harry Potter and... The Philosopher's Stone (which has been seen in 4DX before) as well as The Chamber of Secrets and The Prisoner of Azkaban which are part of a new programme of screenings called 4DX: Never Been Seen. Cineworld Broad Street's 4DX screen (Image: Birmingham Mail) 4DX can show films in a 3D format, but the Harry Potter movies showing in this format will be in 2D, with prices starting at £9.70.
. Also showing next week on the 4DX screen will be the original Jurassic Park and the new Russell Crowe movie, Unhinged. Cineworld is also showing the following classic trilogy: Back to the Future (35th anniversary), Back to the Future Par II (2020 re-issue), Back to the Future Part III (30th anniversary).
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Its other films this week include Batman Begins (2020 re-issue), The Empire Strikes Back: 40th anniversary, Bloodshot, Dark Waters, Dreambuilders, My Spy, Proxima, Onward, Sonic the Hedgehog, Unhinged, The Greatest Showman, The Shawshank Redemption, Goodfellas (30th anniversary) and Misbehaviour. IMAX presentations include The Dark Knight , The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar (all 2020 re-issues). From Wednesday, August 12, another Christopher Nolan film Inception will also be screened in the 4DX format for the first time, too, with Leonardo DiCaprio starring as skilled thief Dom Cobb. The way the original film played with our senses will make it one of the most intriguing 4DX presentations yet as well as commemorating its tenth anniversary. Nolan's new film Tenet has already been postponed twice and given a third date of opening which is currently Wednesday, August 26.
Broaden your horizons: A 270-degree Screen X is now open at Cineworld Wolverhampton
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Cineworld Wolverhampton As well as a new 4DX screen, facilities at the Bentley Bridge Park cinema will include a Superscreen, a Screen X and a new Starbucks coffee bar. ScreenX extends the cinema screen to the theatre's side walls, to create a 270-degree movie viewing experience that puts the audience in the heart of the action. The standard screens have been refurbished with new seats, too. Avi Ghataore, General Manager of Cineworld Wolverhampton said: “We are looking forward to welcoming back cinemagoers to our better than ever, newly refurbished cinema and we are delighted to be adding 4DX, ScreenX and Superscreen to our existing offering. "With these new additions we can offer the local community the opportunity to experience film like never before.’’
The new Starbucks bar at the refurbished Cineworld Wolverhampton
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Health and safety Re the Covid-19 pandemic, Cineworld's new safety measures include, but are not limited to the following: Dynamic allocated seating to ensure a safe distance between customers from different households. Film start and end times are staggered to allow customers to exit without crossing paths with customers going in or out of other screens. Additional cleaning time has also been added between films. Plastic screens have been added to concessions areas to ensure that both staff and customers are protected where safe distancing cannot be maintained. All employees have received specific COVID-19 training and PPE including masks, which have been provided to employees as part of their uniform. Hand sanitisers have been provided in the foyer areas of each venue.
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