Showtime Cinemas Installing CJ 4DPlex ScreenX Auditoriums

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Tue, 04/09/2024 - 13:01 -- Nick Dager

CJ 4DPlex and Showtime Cinemas, part of the Showtime Group and the second largest exhibitor in Taiwan, announced at CinemaCon today that the two companies will be partnering on building eight revolutionary ScreenX auditoriums across Taiwan. The deal marks the beginning of a long-term and strategic partnership between CJ 4DPlex and Showtime Group.

Pictured, left to right are, Showtime Group's Clark Liao and CJ 4DPlex's Don Savant. Photo by Nanor Zinzalian.The first four theatres are expected to be completed before summer this year in northern, central, and southern Taipei. Among the sites, Taichung Wenxin will bring both the inaugural ScreenX auditorium and the first EWD laser 4K projection system to Taiwan. The innovative theatre, with a 22-meter-wide screen, will also boast Christie Vive Audio array speakers. Additionally, Taipei Shin Shin, Kaohsiung Dream Times and Taichung Station will feature 4K laser projection systems, luxury seating and immersive audio. With a combined capacity of over 1,000 seats, these four theatres will cater to movie enthusiasts across Taiwan, promising an unparalleled cinematic experience.

ScreenX is a cutting-edge, cinematic technology that expands specially selected sequences of the film onto the left-and-right-side walls of the auditorium. Hailed as the world's first multi-projection cinema, ScreenX transports audiences into the action of the film by creating a 270-degree panoramic experience.

“This collaboration signifies a long-term commitment between CJ 4DPlex and Showtime Group to deliver differentiated and unmatched cinematic experiences to audiences across Taiwan,” said Don Savant, chief business officer, CJ 4DPlex. “Showtime Group’s ScreenX auditoriums will boast luxury seating, expansive main screens, and immersive audio, coupled with our ScreenX technology, these theatres will be the ultimate premium destination for cinemagoers.”

Showtime Group vice president Clark Liao said, “The novel technology of ScreenX will greatly meet consumers' movie-viewing needs for innovation and change. Showtime Cinemas has been continuously committed to enhancing the movie-watching experience and we are honored to join forces with CJ 4DPlex.”

Jongryul Kim, CEO of CJ 4DPlex said, “We are thrilled to partner with Showtime Group to introduce eight groundbreaking ScreenX auditoriums across Taiwan. Through our collaboration, we offer moviegoers an unforgettable journey with a 270 panoramic view into the heart of their favorite films.”