The Matrix: 5 reasons to experience its 20th anniversary in Cineworld

Sci-fi action classic The Matrix turns 20 years old this summer, and we're hosting a series of anniversary screenings in Cineworld in a stunning 4K restoration. This is why you can't miss them.

1. Nostalgia

Where were you in 1999 when The Matrix first stormed cinema screens? Whether you were too young to experience The Matrix on the big screen the first time, or weren't even born in that halcyon period of blockbuster cinema, this is your chance to experience the genre-bending vision of the Wachowskis' on the biggest screen you can find.

2. Keanu Reeves

It's official: 2019 is the summer of Keanu Reeves, following John Wick 3 and Toy Story 4. So what better way to celebrate his immortal status than with a recap of one of his most famous performances? Following the likes of Point Break and Speed, The Matrix cemented Reeves as an action icon, and this is your chance to experience one of his most iconic performances as Neo.

3. Bullet time

The movie's famously immersive 'bullet time' slo-mo effects have long been relegated to DVD and TV viewings. Remind yourselves of what it was that first took a cinema audience's breath away by watching The Matrix on the big screen.

4. Action scenes

From the kung fu-inflected fight scenes to the lobby shootout, The Matrix redefined what was possible in 1990s action cinema. And the environment of the big screen is what's needed to do them justice.

5. 4DX

You heard it here first: you can experience The Matrix in 4DX for the first time ever in the UK. Embrace the seat-jostling, effects-laden atmosphere that adds further life the Wachowskis' genre-defining dystopian vision.

Click here to book your tickets for The Matrix.