Regal Cinemas’ new VIP Auditorium theater opened this week, offering incredibly comfortable recliner seats, a state-of-the-art surround-sound system and an ultra-high resolution screen.
The VIP theater at Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6 had its official opening on April 1 with a screening of the latest Marvel’s X-Men movie, “Logan,” and then opened to the public on Thursday.
Comfy recliner chairs
With just eight rows of seats, the cinema is spacious, so much so that even with your feet stretched out in front on you on the recliner seat, there’s still plenty of room for people to pass by, so you do not have to worry about your popcorn or super-sized Coke ending up on your lap as latecomers squeeze past you to get to their seats.
A few words of warning though – do not go to plush new VIP theater if you are tired. These recliner chairs, while perfect for sinking into to watch a great movie, are so cozy that it’s easy to snooze in them.
Happily though, the high-tech Dolby Atmos surround-sound system that delivers pitch-perfect audio from speakers in front of the screen, on the walls beside and behind you, and the ceiling above you, should wake you up.
The 56-seat VIP Auditorium is inside the cinema in Camana Bay. One of the screens, at the back right-hand side, has been transformed into the new theater.
Each seat has its own swivel table attached – perfect to place your pizza, popcorn or drink, so you will not have to worry about bumping elbows with the person next to you.
And then there’s the screen itself – super crisp and clear, thanks to the 4K resolution projector.
Movie and a pizza
Audience members on April 1 were treated to an array of freshly cooked pizzas – a new addition to the concession menu offerings.
“A full range of home-baked, thin-crust pizzas will be available to all movie-goers. These cook in just three to four minutes and are part of an extended food menu that includes a wide range of meals and great-value combos,” says Simon Watson, operations manager at Active Capital Ltd., which operates the cinema.
“We have two brand-new bright red Turbochef ovens, which cook at up to 850 degrees Fahrenheit, and the viewing window allows for guests to see their pizza cooking.”
Prices range from $9.95 to $11.95 per pizza.
The extended menu offerings at the concession stands will be available from next weekend.
The VIP Auditorium will have four screenings per day, including two in the evening.
This weekend’s opening showings will be “Ghost In The Shell” and “Life.”
The cinema aims to screen two different movies a day, content permitting.
The theater operators said that children under age 12 will not be allowed in the VIP Auditorium for R-rated films (any child under the age of 17 is normally allowed to view R-rated films if accompanied by an adult). But, for other films, like PG-rated films, children under 12 will be admitted.
The VIP theater will also be available for private movie showings and corporate functions, Mr. Watson says. It also has a reserved seating function, which enables customers to choose their preferred seat.
Tickets for the new cinema are $10 higher than the usual entry price.
For film timings and features, call 640-FILM (3456) or follow Regal Cinemas on Facebook at facebook.com/caymancinema, or go to bigscreen.ky and click the tab Movie Tickets.