Extreme Digital cinema
Each of the 33 individual theaters at Cinemark's Movies 16 and Tinseltown in Lubbock has been upgraded for digital presentations. The XD stands for Extreme Digital cinema. The XD is unlike any other local theater. The XD's silver screen extends from ceiling-to-floor and wall-to-wall.
Like IMAX, Cinemark XD is also a popular movie format. XD. stands for “Extreme Digital Cinema”, while IMAX stands for “Image Maximum”. Cinemark has emerged with improved audio-visual systems and enhanced seating. Cinemark has the same screen size and resolution as IMAX.
Many people can not understand the difference between XD and 3D. 3D is a viewing plane, and the XD which is a digital stereoscopic projection of the 3D scene. Actually, there are not many differences with 3D because you are watching the scene in three dimensions in XD at the end.
The XD format itself is basically greater adjustability on the seats (the back and the legs are separately adjustable), bigger screen with higher resolution and better sound quality. When I go to the movies, if the film is in the XD theatre, great, if not, I'm not disappointed or upset.
While the back may be the safest option comfort-wise, experts say that the middle row has the best seating. According to Groupon, an ideal row in the movie theater is “the center row and the four rows behind it, which is about one-half to two-thirds back.”
Every Cinemark XD auditorium is enhanced by having the largest screen in the building: A magnificent, 70-foot wall-to-wall surface. The screen is large enough to be fully immersive, and make you feel like you're in the movie.
Your seat moves with the movie, so you can feel power and awe every scene. Using the latest in haptic motion technology, D-BOX provides feedback to the whole body and sparks the imagination through motion.
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We can throw a lot of data your way: Cinemark XD is a THX-certified experience, with an 11.1 multi-channel surround system and Barco digital 4K projectors capable of delivering 35 trillion colors to screens that are over 70 feet from corner to corner. But what does that feel like?
IMAX theaters - A standard IMAX theater has a huge rectangular screen. A typical IMAX screen is 16 meters high by 22 meters wide (approximately 52 by 72 feet), but they can be much larger. The largest IMAX screen is 30 meters (98 feet) high.
RealD 3D cinema technology is a polarized 3D system that uses circularly polarized light to produce stereoscopic image projection. The advantage of circular polarization over linear polarization is that viewers are able to tilt their head and look about the theater naturally without seeing double or darkened images.
D-BOX is changing the way you watch movies by moving the body and sparking the imagination through motion. With D-BOX, you control the intensity so you can move with the movie and feel every scene as if you were in it.
ScreenX is a panoramic film format which presents films with an expanded, dual-sided, 270-degree screens projected on the walls in a theater.
D-BOX is a seating concept that adds motion right in your seat! Moviegoers will be immersed in an unmatched, hyper-realistic entertainment experience that moves the body and sparks the imagination through motion.
IMAX 3D and 4DX 3D, both are different movie viewing format. IMAX 3D is famed for it's large screen and Crystal clear video and sharp audio quality. While 4DX is known for motion picture with environmental effects such as seat motion, wind, rain, lights, and scents along with the standard video and audio.
Dolby Cinema projects better images with 500 times higher contrast ratio and four times more resolution than IMAX. On the other hand, IMAX uses 40% larger screens and a 26% taller aspect ratio as compared to Dolby Cinema. Both use dual 4k laser projectors and an upgraded sound system for a more immersive experience.
All IMAX projectors, except the standard GT system, can project 3D images.
UltraAVX, or Ultra Audio Visual Experience, is Cineplex's next level of cinema. It features: Reserved seating. A giant, wall-to-wall screen. Stunning picture quality.
Definitely worth it, actually prefer it over Imax, especially since it tends to be more consistent from theatre to theatre.
So, IMAX is better to watch such movies which focus on story and emotions and have complicated plots. However, 4DX is better for watching action movies like fast and furious. You will also love to watch a horror movie in a 4DX theater as it will make the fear real.
IMAX 3D screens are huge, and much bigger compared to the screens used for Digital 3D. When it comes down to the basics, IMAX movies are on an analog film, while Digital 3D movies are already in a digital format.