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Either meetingrooms.be is in maintenance or they don’t like their pictures to be linked this way…
One of the larger auditoriums (Screen no. 5 I suppose), before the last renovation (newer chairs are darker and are numbered):
The first three pictures seem to work via this link (for now):
I don’t know if we’re allowed to “rehost” them, because those pictures are property of “meetingrooms.be” or “Kinepolis Group”
Some more pictures and descriptions (in Dutch) from a local newspaper, taken from the book “Royal 1938-2008” by Ivo Senden.
Features 24 screens in operation, on two levels. All screens offer stadium seating. Screen surfaces of the largest cinemas are comparable with IMAX theatres, although the aspect ratio differs and the distance to the screen is larger. Smaller screens still have quite respectable screen sizes.
Considered to be the first “Megaplex” in the world, when it opened in 1998. It is also the company headquarters.
Most other Kinepolis cinemas look strikingly similar to this one, which served as a template for the others.
The Architect is ESTE, a long term partner of Kinepolis. ESTE also lead the renovation of the interior in 2001.
The IMAX screen was closed in late 2005. It was already closed for regular screenings in 2004. Some of the signage is still present, as is the IMAX lounge, including the signage.
It conforms to the common Kinepolis standards, which practically apply for all their other multiplexes:
– All screens are THX certified
– Most (if not all) screens feature Digital Cinema gear by Barco and Dolby.
– Remarkably spacious seating for a large Cinema chain
– Features at least one screen that offers Dolby 3D
The theater has always had 24 normal cinema screens. The seat count was reduced because of the closure of the IMAX screen and a few might have been lost or added after several renovations and the introduction of a new seating system.
Kinepolis Brussels is quite special in it’s situation, as it is the only Kinepolis on real bi-lingual soil. It offers two versions of most mainstream movies: The original version with Dutch and optionally French subtitles, the French-dubbed version (if available) and a Dutch-dubbed version (mostly for movies targeted at children and if available).