What is IMAX? - Cineworld IMAX Cinemas

Experience IMAX


Wraparound screen

IMAX's giant, curved screens are bigger than your field of vision - so you feel 100% part of the action


Crystal-clear sound

From the roar of a jet engine to the drop of a pin, high-powered, wide-frequency speakers deliver the ultimate in audio

Experience the

Perfect auditorium

IMAX theatres are designed to place you closer and more face-on to the screen, giving a grandstand view

Every frame

Digitally remastered

Some blockbuster movies are shot for IMAX, others are painstakingly remastered - either way the results are out of this world



What people
are saying
about IMAX

“It's how Cinema should be, massive in every single way.”
“IMAX - superior sound quality, feel the bass vibrations through your body.”
“IMAX it up when ever you can, you wont regret it and your eyes will thank you for it :)”
“It's a whole, immersive experience. It's a way of being part of a film, not just watching it.”

IMAX see a movie or be a part of one

Currently investing in rolling out new IMAX-enabled screens across the Cineworld chain in the UK and Ireland, the IMAX Experience combines a hugely powerful digital sound and patented crystal-clear digital projection with a much larger, slightly curved and tilted specially treated IMAX High Definition screen.

This is complimented perfectly by a customised geometric seating plan in the auditorium, designed for the most comfortable position for both eyes and neck, as well as a better viewpoint of the action on screen. So what better place to see the latest blockbuster films, in 2D or 3D? Once you try it, you'll never go back.

Even without the jargon, the viewing of a film in IMAX is bigger, better and bolder than any other format currently available at the cinema. Huge curved screens and better designed seating with sound which can vibrate pulses through you, really do make you feel part of the action: the thrills, the drops, the passions and the emotions of the latest big films.

Speaking about the partnering of the two acclaimed film presenting brands, IMAX CEO, Richard L. Gelfond has commented: “Cineworld is an ideal partner for IMAX. Their commitment to state-of-the-art entertainment, top-notch customer service and market growth is a perfect fit with the IMAX brand.”

Seeing a film in IMAX is a premium, immersive and highly enjoyable experience. It’s like cinema but an event rather than just another night out. Ultimately, it is the best way you can imagine cinema to be. You have to see it, to be part of it, to believe it. Try seeing your next blockbuster at one of Cineworld’s brand new IMAX screens.

Experience IMAX at Cineworld Ashton, Birmingham, Castleford, Cheltenham, Chichester, Crawley, Edinburgh, Glasgow Science Centre, Ipswich, London - Enfield, Nottingham, Sheffield, Stevenage and Telford.

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