ODEON – the UK & Ireland’s largest cinema chain – has today announced it is to open a brand-new, luxury cinema at The Springs retail and leisure park, located to the East of Leeds.
Due to open its doors this Spring, ODEON Luxe Leeds Thorpe Park will feature 971 luxury, handmade reclining seats across 10 new cinema screens, offering film fans triple the legroom and increased personal space to ensure the ultimate in-cinema comfort.
The brand-new cinema will be home to the UK’s second Dolby Cinema — the first outside London following the re-opening of ODEON’s flagship cinema, ODEON Luxe Leicester Square, in December 2018. ODEON and Dolby have partnered to offer film fans in Leeds a truly immersive and unforgettable cinematic experience.
The Dolby Vision dual 4K laser projection system brings the story alive with spectacular, ultravivid picture, delivering twice the brightness, 500 times the contrast ratio of standard screens, blacker blacks, and an unsurpassed colour palette, all projected on a massive 19m screen for a vibrant, lifelike cinema experience like no other.
The studio-grade Dolby Atmos immersive audio system transports viewers into the film with breathtakingly realistic audio, filling the cinema with a soundscape that flows all around and above the audience. With the highest standards for technical design plus 263 Luxe recliners, Dolby Cinema brings movies to life.
Guests of the new cinema will be spoilt for choice with the very best cinematic technology, as the cinema will also boast a 173-seat ODEON exclusive iSense screen. Taller than a double decker bus, the screen itself measures 15m x 6.2m, and is curved to maximise light reflection. Guest will be dazzled by the Dolby Atmos sound and 4K digital projectors that deliver almost nine million pixels for an ultra-high definition picture.
The impressive new cinema has also created 80 new jobs in the local area, with all new team members receiving the full training and exciting career opportunities available at ODEON.
“We are hugely excited to bring the ODEON Luxe experience to the people of Leeds, sharing our passion for film with the local community,” said John Alls, general manager at ODEON Luxe Leeds Thorpe Park.
“We’ve put a great deal of effort into hiring enthusiastic local people to join our team to ensure we deliver the exceptional customer service expected by our guests. The combination of Luxe recliners and Dolby Cinema means that our cinema will offer local film fans a completely unique cinema experience, which is really exciting to be a part of.”
Julian Stanford, senior director Dolby Cinema Europe, said: “We’re delighted to be expanding our Dolby Cinema footprint in the UK by launching at ODEON Luxe Leeds Thorpe Park, a new attraction which will give the local community an opportunity to experience the unparalleled cinema magic that a Dolby Cinema delivers.
“Dolby Cinema enables richer and more exciting storytelling by filmmakers, through Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos – unrivalled picture and sound quality for any film. We are sure film fans in Leeds are going to love experiencing their favourite movies in the incredibly life-like Dolby Cinema!”