Vue International (Vue) opened a state-of-the-art multiplex in Darlington, the United Kingdom, marking Vue’s 85th cinema in the UK – and 210th site globally.
The new £4.6 million venue has nine screens – three of which are 3D – and contains 1,424 seats, including VIP seats and comfortable stadium seating. 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.
Tim Richards, Vue Founder and CEO, said: “This is another milestone as we continue to deliver a premium entertainment big screen experience for our customers by owning, managing and developing the highest quality cinema assets around the world.”
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.