Welcome to a SPECIAL edition of the Valero Verdict, today I am going to be reviewing Regal Cinema’s new ScreenX theater.
What is ScreenX? ScreenX is a 270 degree viewing experience that enhances the specific pivotal scenes or moments of action throughout the film by surrounding the audience, making it a truly immersive experience.
A huge thank you to Regal Cinema, and to Heather Peter (from Regal) who truly went out of her way to ensure all who attended had a great time and a great experience.
- The way the screen is utilized 270 degrees made the experience so worth it. You never really know when all screens will be used which makes the mystique of it really exciting. Almost at times you forget about the fact you’re surrounded by this screen and can be startled easily.
- The action sequences really make you feel you are immersed into the film. The type of movie we saw (Godzilla) wasn’t the greatest of films but it was the perfect “popcorn blockbuster” style film for this screen.
- ADVICE: Get seats in the back of the theater to truly enjoy the entire experience. I will say Regal should consider taking out those first four rows of seats because those seats would not be fun for this type of screening.
- The sound was incredible in the theater.
The movie experience itself is already amazing, but with ScreenX it really packs an extra punch. It’s one of those things you have to see to believe.
The pricing at $17 (at my theater) a ticket is well worth it if you ask me. It brings a whole new cinematic experience, and with the movie itself having to be filmed to fit this particular screen, it will be something you can make an event out of.
I would also say strongly that I preferred the ScreenX over the IMAX as well.
Godzilla is playing in ScreenX theaters everywhere now with upcoming shows of Annabelle 3 and Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Have you experienced ScreenX? Tell me what you thought of it, hit me up on here or talk to me on Twitter @RickyValero_