Cineworld Cinema - Weston-super-Mare

7 Central Walk, Dolphin Square,
Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1FF

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PhilipWW on November 9, 2018 at 7:04 am

Large_Screen_format: I hope too that it will not be the case for the their new Watford cinema.

The IMAX screen will no doubt be 1.90 as is standard for IMAX but I would not build your hopes up that any of the other screens will be Scope. I hope I am wrong.

Cineworld used to build cinemas with all Scope screens; there are many examples around but a few years back there has definately been a change of policy from first just having wall-to-wall Scope screens in the larger auditoria to now not having Scope screens in any auditoria, as here in Weston-super-Mare.

LARGE_screen_format on November 9, 2018 at 6:51 am

I hope that is not the case at the brand new Cineworld, Watford 9-screen cinema due to open on 14th December 2018, albeit I’m mainly interested in the ‘new IMAX with Laser’ screen.

PhilipWW on November 9, 2018 at 6:22 am

I have been told by one of the managers there that all 8 screens are ‘Flat’ necessitating that Scope films are shown ‘letterboxed’ with black bars top and bottom. The photos on here back that up.

This seems to be a common trend for recently built Cineworlds. They seem to have lost interest in showing Scope films properly. With 80%+ of movies nowadays filmed in Scope this does seem rather a strange decision. Cineworld top management don’t seem fussed; perhaps they are not moviegoers themselves. Their cinema experience is like watching a big TV set.