Cineworld special formats: everything you need to know about IMAX, 4DX and ScreenX

Thinking about heading to Cineworld to watch the latest spectacular blockbuster releases? If you're looking beyond the parameters of a standard widescreen presentation, why not think bigger with Cineworld's selection of exciting viewing formats? Hit the links below to find out more.



Escape through our immense, specially treated screens to other worlds full of dramatic landscapes that shine in stunning clarity. Witness IMAX’s remastering process, which fully transforms every frame of a film to produce the best possible version of a filmmaker’s vision. With dual projection, the image has the perfect balance of warmth and sharpness to draw you into something as close to reality as you have ever experienced.

But bigger screens are only the beginning; our IMAX auditoriums have also been equipped with a perfectly tuned integrated sound and speaker system for heart-pounding audio that will truly blow you away.

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Exclusive to Cineworld in the UK and Ireland and rapidly expanding since its launch in 2015, 4DX adds extreme sensory thrills to your cinema experience. With stimulating effects like water, wind, scent and strobe lighting that are timed to enhance what’s happening on screen, you’ll be truly thrilled in your seat.

And speaking of your seat – it moves. The high-tech motion programming means it moves in time with the film’s action, and along with vibrations and shaking, you’ll feel like you’re part of the car chase; standing in the eye of the storm or steering the boat right into a tidal wave.

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Discover the wonder of innovative 270° projection* – a world first and exclusive to Cineworld in the UK. The state-of-the-art technology uses up to twelve additional projectors to extend the film out onto the side walls of the screening room, for a truly atmospheric experience that surrounds you in your seat. With the film extended beyond your peripheral vision, every chase; fight and adventure will engulf, surprise and feel closer than ever.

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