Avatar: from IMAX to ScreenX, how will you return to Pandora at Cineworld?

You can now book your Cineworld tickets for Avatar: The Way of Water. Director James Cameron's long-awaited Avatar sequel promises to envelop and overwhelm as it unfurls a bold new chapter on the breathtaking planet of Pandora. We reunite with Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) as they flee with their family to a new sanctuary after a thought-to-be-dead enemy returns.

The question is this: how will you choose to be engulfed by Cameron's majestic vision? At Cineworld, we're ready with a host of exciting viewing formats ready to make your Avatar experience all the more memorable.

Scroll down to discover all the ways you can see Avatar at your Cineworld.


1. IMAX and IMAX 3D

James Cameron specialises in world-building, fashioning truly transporting movie experiences that are designed to engulf the audience. From The Terminator to Titanic, Cameron is, famously, an exponent of the maxim, "More is more." The Avatar universe is the ultimate exemplar of this, resplendent in cutting-edge performance capture CGI and all manner of exotic, teeming detail.

Avatar, therefore, finds its ultimate expression in the immersive qualities of IMAX and IMAX 3D. IMAX utilises dual projection, greater screen expanse and integrated digital surround sound to put you at the heart of Jake and Neytiri's world. The IMAX remastering process ensures that every detail and nuance of the extraordinary world of Pandora will be resplendent in tactile and palpable details.

Here is a behind-the-scenes video in which Avatar producer Jon Landau joins Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang to discuss The Way of Water's breathtaking IMAX presentation.

2. 4DX and 4DX 3D

4DX is a unique multisensory experience that's exclusive to Cineworld cinemas in the UK and Ireland. 4DX expands your moviegoing experience with moving seats and motion, plus tactile wind, scent and rain effects that lend greater physicality to the lush tropical world of Pandora.

Don't just watch the movie. Feel like you're setting foot in James Cameron's remarkable world, particularly now that the Avatar sequel largely takes us underwater with the Metkayina tribe. This is where the water effects of 4DX, in particular, get a chance to shine, allowing you to feel the limpid textures of the dazzling aquatic environment.

It also, implicitly, reinforces the lengths to which the movie's actors had to go: they all had to learn to free-dive for several minutes in order to shoot their complex dialogue sequences, with Kate Winslet (who plays Metkayina leader Ronal) nailing seven-and-a-half minutes.

This is truly an opportunity to be transported in the best possible way. Go the extra mile with 4DX 3D and gain an even greater appreciation of the movie's all-encompassing landscape.

Our friend and host of What's On At Cineworld Daniel J. Layton gives you the inside track on 4DX in the following video.

3. ScreenX

ScreenX's state-of-the-art technology uses up to 12 additional projectors to extend the film onto the auditorium's side walls, for a truly overwhelming, 270-degree experience. Remember what we said about The Way of Water's infinitesimal level of colourful detail?

This is your opportunity to really appreciate James Cameron's craft in constructing the world of the Avatar sequel as tropical plants, fascinating creatures and the multifaceted relationship between light and water casts a dazzling visual spell.

Pandora truly is all around you when you choose the ScreenX experience at Cineworld. Here's Daniel with a run-through of how ScreenX works and what you can expect.

4. Superscreen

Be wowed by the scope and scale of Pandora and upgrade from a widescreen presentation to Superscreen. The format uses a massive, wall-to-wall screen and Dolby Atmos Sound, combined with premium seating and dual 4K laser projection to imbue the world of Pandora with remarkable clarity and vision.

Want to find out more about Superscreen? Allow Dan to explain in the featurette below.


5. ViP

Avatar: The Way of Water isn't simply a movie, it's an event 13 years in the making. As the year comes to an end, it's therefore time to make a special festive evening of it by opting to watch Avatar at one of our select Cineworld ViP screens.

The luxurious nature of Cineworld ViP starts from the moment when you walk through the door. Enjoy complimentary dining and access to our exclusive lounge 45 minutes prior to the start of the movie. Indulge in unlimited snacks and drinks and recline in our luxury leather seats, complete with individual tables to hold your beverages and nibbles.

Allow Daniel to walk you through the sumptuous Cineworld ViP experience in our behind-the-scenes clip.


The time has come to make your choice. Click here to book your tickets for Avatar: The Way of Water, opening at Cineworld on December 16.