There is no shortage of unique movie theaters to choose from in Chicago. From vintage art houses to huge multiplexes, you can find high-quality cinematic experiences all over the city. One movie theater, however, has now taken it to another level.
On Tuesday, July 11, Emagine Batavia unveiled its jaw-dropping new Super EMX auditorium with its first showing since work began at the start of the year.
The 96-foot wide, 53-foot-tall movie screen is the largest movie screen in Illinois (and Michigan) and came to life with an opening day showing of “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One“.
According to the Emagine website, the new auditorium boasts “innovative 4K laser projection, 64 channel Dolby Atmos® immersive sound and over 300 luxurious, power-reclining seats.”
The power-reclining seats together with heated cuddle chairs built for two and its stadium-style seating layout offer an unparalleled cinematic experience for 414 people at a time.
In addition to the enormous screen which the movie theater compares to a professional basketball court flipped on its side, there are 12 auditoriums, 2 private screening rooms, a bar, pool tables, a fresh pizza oven, and an interactive bowling experience.
The “high roller room” offers guests their own semi-private room with 4 luxury bowling lanes, their own pool table, their own shuffleboard, and a private bar. Ideal for those looking for somewhere for parties or work events.
Looking at the movie timings, the Super EMX auditorium will be screening just one single movie several times a day.
The new Mission Impossible movie is being shown three times a day at 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm, and 8:30 pm through to Thursday, July 20, when the giant screen will start displaying Christopher Nolan’s much anticipated “Oppenheimer”.
Emagine Batavia is located 44 miles away from downtown Chicago at 550 North Randall Road, Batavia, Illinois.
[Featured image courtesy of Emagine Entertainment ]