Nu Metro has confirmed that it will be screening the highly-anticipated blockbuster Independence Day: Resurgence in fully immersive style, a day before the film’s general release, in its Scene Xtreme and 4DX cinemas nationwide this Thursday, 23 June 2016 at 20:00.
In Cape Town and Durban, Independence Day: Resurgence will be screened in the 4DX cinemas at Nu Metro V&A Waterfront and The Pavilion. The revolutionary, multi-dimensional 4DX cinema-format employs motion, vibration, water, wind, lightning, scents, and more to create a truly immersive experience – giving cinemagoers an adrenaline-fuelled, multi-sensory, digital 4D movie experience. It enhances the on-screen action, atmospheric elements and mind-blowing special effects like no other cinema can.
The screenings for Independence Day: Resurgence in Scene Xtreme at Nu Metro Menlyn Park (Pta), The Glen (Jhb) and Clearwater Mall (Jhb) will feature next generation, digital 3D projection through RealD’s Precision White Screen-technology; delivering a much sharper, brighter and more realistic image compared to other standard 3D cinema screens.
Another aspect of the Scene Xtreme experience is the latest in sound technology. Scene Xtreme at Nu Metro Clearwater Mall is the only cinema in Gauteng with Dolby ATMOS sound – delivering all-around surround sound via the most advanced cinema sound system available. ATMOS soundtracks condense multiple levels of audio, processed with precision through overhead speakers and crystal clear reproduction – sounds can literally be moved around in 3D space. Menlyn and The Glen Xtreme boast Auro 11.1 audio systems, including the much talked-about “voice of God” sound channels hovering above cinemagoers.
Jeff Goldblum reprises one of his most popular roles in Independence Day: Resurgence. This sequel comes 20 years after the original and promises to deliver to the max with massive special effects, intense action, over-the-top adrenalin and adventure from another galaxy.
In 1996, director Roland Emmerich launched a new era for the disaster movie with Independence Day, which became a massive box office hit and seared itself into the public imagination with its story of aliens destroying major landmarks and humanity finding a way to fight back. In the much-anticipated sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, it’s 20 years since the original attack. Earth’s inhabitants have banded together like never before to rebuild and work on using captured alien technology to address many of the globe’s other problems, including environmental issues.
Our armed forces also have new weapons to deal with any further attacks; and not a moment too soon, as the aliens are back in force. David Levinson (Goldblum), now the head of the Earth Space Defence initiative, is in the front line of figuring out how to tackle this vast new challenge as even bigger spaceships arrive to threaten us with destruction.
Independence Day: Resurgence will be showing in all Nu Metro’s cinemas nationwide – including 4DX, 3D, 2D, Scene Xtreme and Scene VIP – from Friday, 24 June 2016 (a day after the Xtreme and 4DX sneak pre-release screenings Thursday evening).
For more cinema info and to book tickets for the sneak pre-release screenings of Independence Day: Resurgence this Thursday at 20:00, call 0861-CINEMA (234362) or go to numetro.co.za
**Premium pricing applies to both 4DX and Scene Xtreme; loyalty discounts are not applicable. Standard pricing and discounts apply to normal 3D and 2D cinemas for the film’s general release from Friday.
**Please note that 4DX is not open to young children and pregnant women. Those suffering from neck or back problems, epilepsy or other forms of similar ailments or illnesses are advised against partaking in the 4DX cinema experience. Clear disclaimers and warning signs in this regard are posted at all 4DX cinema entrances.
About Nu Metro Cinemas
Nu Metro Cinemas has been one of South Africa’s leading cinema circuits for over 40 years – currently operating 19 cineplexes with a national footprint in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Amanzimtoti, Johannesburg, Krugersdorp, Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Worcester. New cinemas recently opened in Welkom and Lenasia; with Pretoria East and Ballito scheduled for 2016. Nu Metro Cinemas started introducing Scene Xtreme and Scene VIP at select sites nationwide from 2014. Scene Xtreme features Dolby Atmos/Auro 11.1 sound, RealD’s new PWS screens, world-class digital 3D technology as well as 4K Ultra High Definition projection. Scene VIP upgrades the Nu Metro Cinemas experience with luxurious, recliner seating, a VIP lounge/bar and an à la carte menu. Nu Metro opened the first ever 4DX cinema in Africa at the V&A Waterfront in December 2015, followed by the opening of 4DX at Nu Metro The Pavilion in March 2016. The cinema exhibition company has made a commitment to screening alternative/specialist content such as live music, comedy and theatre shows on the big screen – apart from the weekly run of new movie titles from all the major local and international film distributors. It has also started acquiring its own content independently, for exclusive distribution via its nationwide chain of cinemas. Nu Metro Cinemas strives to offer consumers a cinema experience they won’t be able to enjoy anywhere else. Regular talent visits by movie stars, competitions, promotions, exciting marketing activations in cinema as well as popular pre-release screening events such as “Girls’ Night Out” further add to the mix of initiatives to enhance Nu Metro’s cinema attractions even further.
About 4DX by CJ 4DPLEX
CJ 4DPLEX is operating 4DX, the world’s first 4D-technology based cinema for feature films. Headquartered in Seoul and with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing, the company provides immersive cinematic experiences through 4DX auditoriums for exhibition partners along with 4DX codes of major Hollywood blockbusters and local titles. Each auditorium incorporates motion-based seating synchronized with over 20 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors, maximizing the feeling of immersion within the movie. A visit to the 4DX brings a virtual journey through an all-encompassing experience not limited to just audio and video. 4DX presents an all-five-senses immersive cinematic experience allowing everyone to connect with the movie and experience special effects through motion, vibration, water, wind, lighting, scents and more that enhance the visuals on-screen. Since 2010, more than 200 Hollywood titles were screened in 4DX. As of June 2015, there are more than 24,000 4DX seats across 182 sites in 34 countries.