Fairfax Corner 14 + Extreme

11900 Palace Way,
Fairfax, VA 22030

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Fairfax Corner 14 + Extreme

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The Cinema de Lux is National Amusement’s top of the line cinemas. It is one of the few cinemas within a fifty mile radius of the nation’s capital fully equipped with DLP (remarkable in that a majority of multiplexes in Nashville, TN are digital). The Cinema de Lux also features stadium seating, 3-D Digital, giant screens, Dolby Digital EX, and a food court.

It was taken over by Rave Motion Picture Theatres in December 2009, and in June 2013 was taken over by Cinemark.

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JodarMovieFan on August 28, 2010 at 9:41 am

Wasn’t this listed under National Amusement? I thought I blogged about my first (and probably last) encounter about their ‘reserved’ seat selection in the Director Halls and the mall-type fast food fare. Nothing exists under the city. I recall seeing the previous Shrek movie, not this summer’s one, the sound and picture were okay, not worth driving into Virginia though. :)

Giles on August 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm

all the National Amusement Theatres in the immediate Virginia/DC area were under that managament, before they were integrated into the Rave Motion Picture chain.

Haven’t been to the theatres in quite some time, but I like the auditoriums/screen size/sound from the four auditoriums just to the left and right of the main concession stands.

JodarMovieFan on August 28, 2010 at 7:31 pm

I meant to say that there was an existing page for this venue already on Cinema Treasures because I had made an entry about my experience here but its nowhere to be found. :P This isn’t the first time. Not sure if its a server issue when they migrated to bigger one. No replies were ever received to my queries.

Giles on December 16, 2011 at 8:24 am

Auditorium 6 got the conversion to feature RaveXtreme with today’s release of ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’

“Rave Cinemas is introducing a new concept in large screen entertainment, raveXtreme. This special BIG SCREEN EXPERIENCE features an enormous wall to wall and floor to ceiling curved silver screen and enhanced digital projection in both 2D and when available, 3D features. Plush seats await you as you also enjoy the enhanced digital sound system with calibrated dynamic range and surround. Presentation and comfort are hallmarks of the Rave movie going experience, and raveXtreme is the next step.”

the surround system is able to decode/present films that are mixed in 7.1

Giles on January 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm

I saw ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (3D) on the RaveXtreme screen today, and … I was impressed. The 1.66 aspect ratio of the movie had a sliver of black borders on the sides, but to have the image take up the large screen was immersive and pleasing. I thought the 3D conversion was much better than the recent ‘Lion King’ The 7.1 soundmix was good but seemed dated (not a fault of the theater’s sound system) Given the number of flaws I’ve noted on AMC Tyson’s ETX screen, both the Cinemark’s Egyptian and Rave’s Barco DLP systems though are just superior in color and light output.

Giles on March 12, 2012 at 11:01 am

Screen 9 is now the second auditorium to be converted to an “Xtreme” screen

Giles on December 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm

screen 6: will be showing ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ in ‘high frame rate’

screen 9 has not been upgraded to playback the film as such.

screen 6 has me worried because when I saw ‘Titanic’ there, the light output was on the low side thus resulting in very little 3D pop and depth. ‘The Bourne Legacy’ on screen 9 though had great detail due to better brightness (unfortunately the movie was rather crappy).

Giles on October 28, 2014 at 7:50 pm

screen 6 and 9 have now been updated to playback Auro 11.1 mixed movies.

Giles on April 22, 2015 at 12:10 pm

screen 6’s projection system was recently converted to 4K DLP. Screen 9 also can present 4K content.

It makes sense but I didn’t realize that screens 7 and 8 are roughly the same size as the Xtreme auditoriums – 7 can sit a whopping 521 patrons. The only difference is that the screens on 6 and 9 takes up more of the wall. DisneyNature’s ‘Monkey Kingdom’ today looked and sounded (albeit in 5.1) magnificent on Screen 7 – what a treat to see a nature doc on a truly ‘large’ screen

Giles on September 21, 2015 at 5:39 pm

so I don’t know where I had read that screen 9 was upgraded to playback Auro 11.1 sound, well, that’s not the case. Went today to see ‘Everest’ / screen #9 and were there side surround height channels? – no… ceiling speakers? … no. In fact only auditorium 6 has the Auro system. There were/are plans to upgrade the system as such, but apparently its still forthcoming. (went over to the Egyptian instead – since ‘Black Mass’ was on screen 6 instead – why not just flip flop the two [shrugs]).

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