VOX Cinemas is the first cinema chain in the United Arab Emirates to invest and equip all screens with state-of-the art digital projectors; boasting the largest number of 3D-enabled screens per location.
Dubai, UAE, 17 July 2012 – Across the UAE, movie-goers are in-store for a bigger, brighter and bolder cinematic experience as VOX Cinemas readies for the summer blockbuster season. With each of the company’s 50 screens now digitally equipped, and more than half of these screens also 3D enabled, VOX Cinemas now offers guests more digital sessions and more 3D screens per location than any other cinema company in the region.
Since James Cameron’s Avatar exploded onto screens in December 2009, the popularity of 3D content has grown phenomenally and to cater to the increasing trend towards more Hollywood and Bollywood 3D-enabled movies,, VOX Cinemas has invested in the new technologies to ensure that guests can experience the movie as the director intended. Digital cinema technology allows for an enhanced experience, with sharper, brighter images and impactful 3D effects which audiences have been able to watch with the hugely popular ‘The Amazing Spiderman' and ‘The Avengers’ - two Hollywood blockbusters which VOX Cinemas exclusively premiered in the UAE recently.
VOX Cinemas’ VOX MAX screens have up to four times the number of pixels and resolution of normal screens, and when enjoyed on the concept’s 20-metre mega screens featuring Dolby digital 7.1 multi-channel surround sound –a more immersive and compelling experience for movie-goers. Digital cinema technology has also expanded the attractiveness of cinema for alternative forms of entertainment such as live concerts and sporting events. Recently, VOX Cinemas was the only cinema chain in the Middle East to screen all matches of the UEFA Euro Cup football championships live to sold out sessions, and on VOX MAX’s high resolution 20-metre screens. Several high profile concerts are planned in the coming months, giving residents greater opportunity to enjoy unique forms of indoor entertainment during the hotter summer months.
“The most important components of the cinema experience for movie-goers will always be a great picture quality, immersive surround sound and comfortable seating – areas that VOX Cinemas has always prioritised” said Cameron Mitchell, CEO for Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas. “VOX Cinemas screens over 300 films annually, and our intention is to provide guests with all of the latest cinema innovations and let guests choose how they wish to experience their movie. VOX GOLD allows guests to enjoy a premium luxurious cinema experience supported by table service and an extensive food and drink menu. VOX MAX allows guests to enjoy the big screen experience on large 20+ metre screens surrounded by Dolby 7.1 surround sound, whilst our traditional cinemas allow guests to simply enjoy a movie in a comfortable and familiar surrounding” said Mr Mitchell.
VOX Cinemas’ increased digital screen count and enhanced resolution is expected to boost the popularity of the eagerly anticipated summer releases such as The Dark Knight Rises, The Expendables 2, Total Recall, Ek Tha Tiger, The Bourne Legacy and the 3D releases of Brave, Tinkerbell & Resident Evil, all of which will be available in VOX 3D, VOX GOLD and VOX MAX.
For more information on VOX Cinemas please visit: www.voxcinemas.com
About Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas
Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas offers the Middle East’s most innovative and customer-focused cinema experience with VOX Cinemas which features the region’s only high-resolution 4K digital projection, offering immersive digital 3D content in our expansive VOX MAX screens, as well as premium, VIP, VOX GOLD and value-oriented seating alternatives. With 50 screens across five locations in the UAE, the VOX Cinemas experience includes extensive dining choices from VOX Cafes as well as candybar. Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas is the cinema arm of Majid Al Futtaim Ventures, a division of the Majid Al Futtaim Holding, the leader in the Middle East’s shopping mall and leisure sector.
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