Vue International has today opened a state-of-the-art multiplex in Darlington, the United Kingdom, marking Vue’s 85th cinema in the UK – and 211th site globally. The new £4.6 million venue has nine screens and contains 1,424 seats, including VIP seats.
The auditoriums will contain all the features synonymous with Vue – including Sony 4K digital projection and Dolby 7.1 surround sound, offering viewers a rich cinematic experience that combines cutting-edge image and audio technologies. One of the innovations of Dolby 7.1 surround sound is the creation of four distinct surround zones in the theatre, enhancing audio definition and enabling greater realism in the cinema.
The opening coincides with the release of Independence Day: Resurgence, this summer’s highly anticipated action blockbuster.
The new venue is part of the new £30 million Feethams leisure destination which is currently taking shape in the town and has created 48 new jobs.
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About Vue International
From its inception in May 2003, Vue International became a worldwide operator and developer of modern, innovative multiplex cinemas. Vue International has grown organically and through strategic acquisition owning some of the most respected cinema brands in Europe. With the acquisition of Apollo Cinemas and the takeover of CinemaxX (Germany and Denmark) in 2012, the acquisition of Multikino (Poland, Latvia and Lithuania) in 2013, and Space Cinemas (Italy) in 2014 the company grew to be the fifth largest cinema group in the world by box office revenue. The recent acquisition of JT Bisocopen (Netherlands) is the fourth international transaction bringing the best in big screen entertainment to ten countries with 210 sites and 1,868 screens.
About Vue Entertainment (UK)
Vue Entertainment (Vue) was formed in May 2003 with the acquisition of the Warner Village Cinemas in the UK consisting of 36 sites and 353 screens. The business today now owns 84 state of the art cinemas throughout the UK and Ireland, with 804 screens. This includes 265 3D screens, 11 Extreme Screens, 7 Gold Class screens, 3 Scene Screens and bars and 2 IMAX screens. With a total of 154,062 seats, 98% of which are stadium seating, Vue's innovative development programme has led the way in the UK. Vue Westfield London (February 2010) and Vue Westfield Stratford City (September 2011) remain the first and third highest grossing cinemas in the country.
Vue is committed to continued growth and development of its premium entertainment ‘big screen’ experience by delivering the best choice of content, combined with the best technology in the best environment. Cinemas around the UK offer range of content for everyone with event cinema titles including opera, ballet, musicals, national theatre, live streaming of sporting events and concerts through to hosting Gaming championships and dedicating multiple screens to eGaming arenas. From Blockbusters to Ballet the big screen cinematic experience is one of the last remaining fully immersive entertainment experiences for all of the family to enjoy.