There’s a chance that you could see Spider-Man in an all-new way this year. Sony Pictures announced that “Spider-Man: Far From Home” will release on the new 270-degree panoramic ScreenX format. The new format aims to offer a more profound sense of immersion, and highlight Hollywood blockbusters like never before. The movie is swinging into theaters on July 2, 2019, and fans can check local listings to see if there is a ScreenX screen nearby.
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” will be the first Sony Pictures film to be converted into the format. Past collaborations between CJ 4DPLEX, the company behind ScreenX, and Sony Pictures include the Academy Award-winning animated feature “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” in 4DX. That format offers motion-based seating accompanied by a range of environmental effects. “Spider-Man: Far From Home” will also be available in the multi-sensory 4DX format if you prefer that option.
Getting back to the magic of ScreenX, it’s the first multi-projection theatre technology that allows a 270-degree panoramic movie watching experience. The company utilizes a proprietary system to expand the center screen image to the side walls, surrounding audiences with imagery and providing a sense of being inside the movie.
In 2018, eight films released in the ScreenX format. This year, the company is on track to nearly double the lineup by collaborating with all of the major Hollywood studios. As of May 2019, ScreenX is available in 214 auditoriums around the globe, spanning 19 countries, and in 21 auditoriums in the U.S.
“We are very excited to share Spider-Man: Far From Home with audiences around the world and have them experience the highly anticipated film expanded onto the side walls of the ScreenX auditoriums,” said JongRyul Kim, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX. “Fans will be blown away by the immersive and visual experience of ScreenX and we look forward to bringing more of these exciting cinematic experiences to audiences in the future with Sony Pictures.”
“We couldn’t be happier in expanding our partnership with CJ 4DPLEX to bring Spider-Man: Far From Home to audiences worldwide in the innovative ScreenX format,” said Scott Sherr, EVP, WW Theatrical Distribution of Sony Pictures. “We’re excited to give consumers a choice – an immersive experience that they can only experience in theaters. We trust the capabilities of ScreenX to offer a visual boost to the journey of Spider-Man, and we look forward to entertaining audiences through this unique and exciting cinematic technology.”
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Sony Pictures is releasing the movie on July 2, 2019.
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