The Largest Movie Screen In Illinois Debuts This Week In Batavia
There are all kinds of big screens. You may have a phone with the biggest screen currently available, you may have a TV at home that covers an entire wall, and you may have seen a movie on something purported to be the "big screen."
Any way you want to look at it, there are big screens everywhere---and then there's the new big, big screen in Batavia, called the "Super EMX" auditorium at Emagine Batavia, which opens its doors today (Tuesday, July 11th)
How big is the Super EMX screen?
The Movie Screen In Emagine Batavia's Super EMX Auditorium Is As Big As A Basketball Court Turned Onto Its Side
I would be wildly impressed if you already knew the dimensions of a full-size basketball court (because until this morning, I sure didn't), but just in case you don't, Emagine Batavia's Super EMX Auditorium screen is 96 feet wide by 53 feet tall, which is what an NBA court would look like if you flipped it on its side.
Breaking that down even more, movie-goers who sit down in the 414-seat EMX Auditorium will be looking at a movie screen that is nearly 10 stories wide, and 5 stories high. A screen that big is a great conversation piece, but if the picture is just okay and the sound sucks, what good is it?
No worries, here. According to Emagine Batavia's press release, movie-goers will be treated to a 4K laser-projected image, backed by a Dolby Atmos sound system featuring 70 channels of sound.
Interested? You've Still Got Time To Get There For The First Showing
It all gets rolling today, and I think they've made a really good choice for the first movie to be shown on that giant screen.
The new "Super EMX" auditorium will make its debut at Emagine Batavia on Tuesday, according to a press release, opening at 2 p.m. with a showing of "Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1."
As for the auditoriums themselves, guests can enjoy heated recliners and cuddle chairs, along with a full-service bar, shuffleboard, Duckpin bowling, video games and more inside the theater's "High Roller Room."