Although some cinemas in the Chicago area are closing their doors, others are still opening, including one in the suburbs of Chicago, where the “largest screen cinema in Illinois” is currently being built.
According to a press release, the “Super EMX” auditorium is being built inside the former Randall 15 Imax cinema located in Batavia, Illinois, about 44 miles west of Chicago.
The release states that the building is at 550 Randall Rd. “it is currently being renovated and will be completely transformed into a luxurious and upscale cinema “Emagine Batavia”.”
The Super EMX auditorium, over 96 feet wide, will feature “the largest Cinemascope screen in the state.” The hall will be designed to show “Hollywood films and high-profile novelties,” officials say.
“The laser projection of the 4K image will be combined with the immersive Dolby Atmos® sound system with 70 audio channels to create the most wonderful movie viewing experience,” the message says.
In addition to the Super EMX hall, it is planned to open 11 additional halls and two private cinemas in the cinema, each of which will have “luxury upholstered chairs with heating”.
According to officials, the reconstruction of the cinema began on Wednesday, and the renovation is scheduled to be completed in 2023.