KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announces the addition of the Regal Premium ExperienceSM ("RPX") to Kendall Village Stadium 16. The all-digital giant screen experience will be open to the public on May 28th in Miami beginning with the 12:01AM first screening of Disney's Prince of Persia. RPX tickets are currently on sale at the box office and online.
RPX presents movies the way filmmakers intended with powerful, uncompressed surround sound and bright eye-popping images in 2D and RealD 3D. Patrons will enjoy the custom-built premium environment featuring elegant and luxurious seats with high-back headrests, a giant immersive screen illuminated by high-quality digital projectors and completed with a state-of-the-art sound system for the best picture you've ever heard!
"Regal Entertainment Group's first RPX location on 42nd Street in New York exceeded our expectations and impressed moviegoers in Times Square," stated Greg Dunn, President and Chief Operating Officer for Regal Entertainment Group. "Regal is proud to continue the rollout of RPX at our Kendall theatre which is already an extremely popular location for moviegoers in the Miami market."
Regal technicians individually design each RPX location to provide an enhanced experience in sight and sound. The Regal Premium Experience in Kendall includes a massive screen stretching more than 52 feet wide. The brightest, clearest images possible are delivered to the screen by dual 21,000 lumen digital projectors. The 20,000 watt digital audio system will surround moviegoers in a specially designed 9.1 speaker array providing pinpoint sound. This powerful sound system incorporates 80 different loudspeaker components including twenty 18" subwoofers for deep resonating bass.
Regal Entertainment Group currently operates 42 IMAX® Theatres. The company expects to add the IMAX Experience® to additional locations while also launching more RPX theatres. The addition of RPX to Regal's already successful IMAX® strategy complements and extends the number of Regal theatres featuring premium moviegoing experiences.
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Source: Deadline New York
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