Emagine announces Grand Opening of largest theater screen in Illinois

Emagine Entertainment, announces the official opening of Emagine Batavia, with the largest movie theatre screen in Illinois. The 96-foot screen with 4K laser-projected image will be paired with a Dolby Atmos immersive sound system with 70 channels of sound to create the most remarkable moviegoing experience in the marketplace today.

The venue, formally the Randall 15 IMAX, was purchased by Emagine back in the Spring of 2020 along with theatres in Saginaw, MI, Noblesville, IN and Portage, IN. Renovations have been completed on the building, transforming it into a luxurious and upscale movie theatre set to open June 1, 2023.

Four outdated auditoriums were demolished to make room for the Super EMAX screen, according to the company. The largest Emagine auditorium features a screen that is 96 feet wide and several rows of heated recliner seats plus a front row of couch-like seats. The average movie theater screen is between 45 to 65 feet wide, and an IMAX screen is 72 feet wide.

The cineplex will also be home to 11 other auditoriums, all equipped with 4K projection, cuddle chairs and heated recliners.

In addition to watching movies in one of 12 auditoriums, patrons at Batavia’s new Emagine Theatre can bowl, play pool, or for those over 21, enjoy a cocktail in the High Roller Room.

According to a news release from Emagine Entertainment, Inc., the High Roller Room will include a full-service bar, shuffleboard, video games, pool tables and four Brunswick Duckpin Social bowling lanes featuring Spark, the first immersive, interactive scoring experience in the bowling industry.

“We are all about innovation, entertainment, and providing an exemplary experience at Emagine. Our High Roller Room will deliver on all those elements with the Spark and Duckpin Social bowling experience and full suite of amenities planned for Emagine Batavia,” stated Paul Glantz, Chairman and Co-Founder of Emagine Entertainment.

“The Spark experience is a tech-savvy innovation to bowling. It’s an amazing enhancement for family activities, date nights, birthday parties, and group and corporate outings looking for engaging ways to create social connections,” added Anthony LaVerde, CEO of Emagine Entertainment.

Grand Opening Party on Wednesday, May 31

Emagine Batavia along with Batavia United Way will host a Grand Opening Party event, A Night on the Red Carpet on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 6:00pm. Tickets to this event are $65 each and can be purchased by visiting BataviaUnitedWay.org. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, photo opportunities, unlimited concessions, live entertainment, and a variety of films. All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to Batavia United Way to support their efforts in the community.

Emagine Batiavia is scheduled to open to the public on June 1. Featured films and upcoming showtimes will be announced soon on Emagine’s website.

Emagine Entertainment, the 9th largest theatre chain in North America, designs each of its theatres to provide luxury, upscale features and amenities that raise the bar on out-of-home entertainment. Headquartered in Troy, MI, Emagine operates 28 theatres in five states. 

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