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10 000 Cinemagoers Watched A Movie And Saved A Lion

Nu Metro raised over R50 000 for FOUR PAWS Animal Welfare Foundation

Nu Metro Cinemas has donated over R50 000 to the FOUR PAWS Animal Welfare Foundation – to “Rise Up and Roar” for one of the 21st century’s most important conservation causes. A donation drive was launched in July, whereby cinemagoers nationwide were given an opportunity to donate R5 as part of their Nu Metro movie ticket purchases online and in-cinema to raise funds aimed at saving South Africa’s lions.

“Nu Metro Cinemas is honoured to donate over R50 000 to FOUR PAWS, with a special thanks to the thousands of cinemagoers who contributed R5 to their movie ticket purchases at our cinemas across South Africa. The phenomenal response from public exceeded our wildest expectations and proved that they care, as much as we do, about the future of our animals and the environment,” says Chantelle Burrows, Nu Metro Cinemas: Marketing & Content Executive.

Fiona Miles, director of FOUR PAWS in South Africa (left) receives a donation of R50 120 from Chantelle Burrows, Nu Metro Cinemas’ marketing & content executive (right) at Nu Metro Canal Walk in Cape Town. Funding for this donation was raised through an innovative public campaign aimed at Nu Metro cinemagoers across South Africa.

“As FOUR PAWS’ conservation efforts rely solely on donations, we sincerely hope that our fundraising drive assisted in creating a better world for our big cats. Nu Metro is proud to have been a fundraising partner through our entertainment experiences and marketing platforms for this very important cause relevant to all human beings; we will continue to support the wonderful work done by organisations such as FOUR PAWS – making the world a better place for our children, and their children’s children. See you at the movies!” says Burrows.

“It has been a remarkable journey with the Nu Metro group; not only raising funds for our project, LIONSROCK big cat sanctuary, but also allowing us to raise awareness. In this partnership lies an invaluable exposure that we as an organisation rely on to not only tell the stories about our animals but to educate South Africans about the on-going plight of South Africa’s lions,” says Fiona Miles, director of FOUR PAWS in South Africa.

“It was an absolute dream working with the remarkable team of Nu Metro, who ensured the smooth sailing of our partnership throughout the past few months. We are extremely thankful for the very generous support from the team and look forward to continuing this relationship for many years to come, by having a close ally to constantly raise awareness for South Africa’s lions who continue to be under siege,” says Miles.

With over 100 big cats in the care of FOUR PAWS at LIONSROCK, they constantly look at ways to ensure the longevity of this project through donation-support. These big cats consume almost 3,500kg meat per week, regular vet checks are done, maintenance to security and enclosures are required and further development of the sanctuary must be done in order to accommodate rescued animals.

About FOUR PAWS

FOUR PAWS is an animal welfare organisation in operation since 1988 and headquartered in Vienna, Austria. The organisation strives for a world where humans treat animals with respect and empathy – free from cruelty and danger. Throughout the years, FOUR PAWS identified various needs for helping animals and to accommodate the rescued big cats from across the globe, the organisation decided that South Africa would be the best location to establish a big cat sanctuary.

In 2006 the organisation formed its South African office and bought a then-breeding farm to immediately take over the existing lions at the farm and further develop the land into a safe haven for the majestic big cats who suffered under human control. Since then, more than 150 big cats were rescued and are cared for by a team of experts. It is the biggest of its kind in Africa, and has set world-class standards for care and security.

FOUR PAWS protects animals by campaigning and lobbying for changes to improve animal welfare standards. In South Africa FOUR PAWS focuses on putting an end to the exploitation of big cats for commercial purposes: an industry stimulating the demand for lions to be killed. In every stage of its life, lions are exploited for money: from petting lion cubs, walking with lions, trophy hunting and the worst – killing them for bones. The organisation is actively engaged to put an end to these practices.

More info: www.four-paws.org.za / www.facebook.com/fourpaws.za

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online Television

Eighth And Final Season Of The Multi-award Winning ‘Game Of Thrones’ Starts On M-Net 101 This Week

Winter is Here

Every battle, betrayal, alliance and risk, every fight, sacrifice and death has all been #ForTheThrone. The epic worldwide phenomenon Game of Thrones has culminated in a breath-taking conclusion – and M-Net channel 101 is bringing you the stunning final season. With just days to go until the exciting six-part finale, M-Net in partnership with Nu Metro will also be hosting screenings for the premiere episode (episode 1 only) at select cinemas in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban live at 03:00 on Monday, 15 April 2019.

Die-hard fans who won the competition will be notified this week, and are in for one-of-a-kind Thrones experience: these lucky viewers will be dressing in their Westeros best as outstanding GOT outfits and costumes will be rewarded with cool prizes at the screenings. Dedicated couch potatoes can catch the premiere episode at 03:00 on M-Net channel 101 on DStv, or in prime time on the same day at 22:00 and – wait, there’s more – this season will also be available on Showmax at 22:00 alongside M-Net 101. With all the bases covered there’ll be no missing out on the biggest series finale of the year.

Fans who are as vigilant as The Night’s Watch should pay close attention to the channel from tonight, Wednesday 10 April during Prime Time: the channel will be counting down the days by changing up the classic M-Net logo (on the top left corner of the television screen) up until the premiere of the season.

The multi-award winning series’ episode durations have also been confirmed for the final six episodes*:

  • Season 8, episode 1 : Monday, 15 April 03:00 estimated running time 0:54
  • Season 8, episode 2 : Monday, 22 April at 03:00 estimated running time: 0:58
  • Season 8, episode 3: Monday, 29 April at 03:00 estimated running time: 1:22
  • Season 8, episode 4: Monday, 6 May at 03:00 estimated running time: 1:18
  • Season 8, episode 5: Monday, 13 May at 03:00 estimated running time: 1:20
  • Season 8, episode 6: Monday, 20 May at 03:00 estimated running time: 1:20

*Durations are subject to change

Directors for the eighth season include: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik and writers for the final season include: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.

Follow the GOT conversation on M-Net’s Twitter or Facebook pages, and on Nu Metro’s Twitter or Facebook with the hashtags #MNet101 #GameOfThrones #NuMetro. Go to mnet.tv for more information. If you’re still behind on the biggest series of the decade, there’s still time to catch seasons 1-7 on Showmax.

From King’s Landing to Dorne, from North of the Wall to Winterfell, the Seven Kingdoms are preparing for war.

How far will you go #ForTheThrone?

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Awards

4DX Wins ‘Most Innovative Technology’ Award

Nu Metro’s multi-sensory cinemas lead the way

Nu Metro Cinemas continues to lead the way with revolutionary cinema experiences, which was affirmed by the announcement that its multi-sensory 4DX cinema-format has received the international “Innovative Technology of the Year” award at Big Cine Expo 2018.

The rapid expansion of 4DX in South Africa over the past two years, located exclusively at Nu Metro cinemas, is in tandem with the continued growth of this next-generation cinema format into one of the most innovative, successful and award-winning technologies, paving the way for the future of the industry.

“Nu Metro is proud to be a part of the global 4DX community. This accolade further substantiates the great success we’ve seen with this ground-breaking technology at our own cinemas. South Africa has embraced it with open arms – demonstrated by various 4DX hits over the past few years, as well as the record-breaking box office results for THE NUN in 4DX this past weekend – literally making movie fans a part of the onscreen action in-cinema. This Friday sees the release of THE PREDATOR in 4DX, followed by a special pre-release engagement for THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS (exclusively in Nu Metro 4DX). 4DX is proof that cinemagoers are looking for fresh new, innovative, all-immersive cinema experiences and we are pleased to give them exactly that,” says Gary Craul, Nu Metro’s newly-appointed Marketing & Content Executive.

Through the first seven months of this year, more than 15 million people worldwide experienced the motion seats and environmental effects such as water, wind, fog, bubbles, lightning and scents that accompany and enliven the on-screen storytelling of the world’s biggest blockbusters in 4DX.

The “Innovative Technology of the Year” award is presented annually at the Big Cine Expo to honour the technical excellence of professionals in cinema exhibition industry around the globe and to applaud the innovative technologies that have successfully carved a space in this highly competitive industry.

CJ 4DPLEX (www.cj4dx.com), the world’s first and largest 4D cinema company, and creator of 4DX, received the award. “We are honoured to be recognized for our achievements bringing innovative technology to cinemas around the world,” said CJ 4DPLEX CEO Byung-Hwan Choi. “Our success is a result of hard work by a growing team, and most importantly, our strong partnerships at the studios and within the exhibition community internationally. We look forward to continuing to work together with our friends in the industry to bring even more new innovation to the movies.”

Read about the 4DX launch in Cape Town.

What is 4DX?

4DX features full-length movies in live action – a ground-breaking cinematic experience that stimulates the senses using high-tech motion seats and special environmental effects including wind, fog, lightning, water, scents and lots more. These effects are synced perfectly with the action on-screen to create the most exhilarating, unmatched cinema outing – only at Nu Metro.

With 4DX at Nu Metro, cinemagoers can feel the wind in their hair, they can feel sprays of water or blasts of air during sudden, unexpected action scenes; and they can smell the scent of the scenes on-screen – and be taken on a movie adventure like no other.

Movies are now no longer bound by their visual and aural limits. 4DX is the next step in the movie-going evolution, taking audiences on a journey into the full feature film. Find 4DX at Nu Metro V&A Waterfront (Cape Town), The Pavilion (Durban), Menlyn Park (Pretoria), Hyde Park Corner (Johannesburg), Emperors Palace (Johannesburg) and Cornubia Mall (Umhlanga/Mount Edgecombe).

For more cinema info, showtimes and to book tickets at Nu Metro (including 4DX) – call 0861-CINEMA (246362) or go to numetro.co.za

*Premium pricing applies to 4DX; loyalty discounts are not applicable.

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Film

New Line Cinema’s ‘The Nun’ Is A Demon Taking #1 At The South African Box-office

The Nun, the terrifying new chapter in New Line Cinema’s and James Wan’s Conjuring universe, scared up an estimated weekend total of almost R2.9 million at the South African box office.

The film became the second biggest horror opening of all time in South Africa.  Daring audiences to brave an encounter with the demonic nun Valak, the new supernatural thriller also is the biggest opening film of the “Conjuring” franchise to date.  It was also the first time a horror film has been released in the 4DX format.

In making the announcement, Cameron Hogg, Commercial Executive stated, “We’re thrilled that audiences continue to enjoy being terrified by the Conjuring universe.  We congratulate James Wan, the architect of this amazing franchise; director Corin Hardy; producer Peter Safran; screenwriter Gary Dauberman; and the talented cast and crew, all of whom have delivered the exhilarating scares that fans across South Africa have been waiting for.  These terrific results and enthusiastic word-of-mouth demonstrate that the appetite is only growing.”

Wan and Safran have produced all the films in The Conjuring franchise.

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate.  Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret.  Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in The Conjuring 2, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

The Nun stars Oscar-nominated Demian Bichir, as well as Taissa Farmiga, and Jonas Bloquet.

The cast also includes Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu, and Bonnie Aarons, reprising her Conjuring 2 role as the title character.

Corin Hardy directs The Nun from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, story by James Wan & Gary Dauberman.  Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Todd Williams are the executive producers.

New Line Cinema presents an Atomic Monster / Safran Company production, The Nun. The film is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Read the SAMDB review of The Nun.

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Two New Premium Large Format Cinemas For South Africa

Nu Metro’s “Biggest is Best” Xtreme brand expands in Gauteng and KZN

Nu Metro Cinemas has once again affirmed their lead in innovation to give South African moviegoers premium cinema experiences on par with the best in the world. Two new Xtreme theatres will open at Nu Metro Emperors Palace in Johannesburg and Nu Metro Galleria on the KZN South Coast towards the end of June and July, respectively.

Nu Metro Xtreme can simply be summed up as “Big Screens, Big Sound, Best Digital Quality”. It is one of Nu Metro’s top-tier cinema brands – along with their multi-sensory 4DX- and luxurious VIP-theatres. Xtreme theatres at Nu Metro are the most technologically advanced cinemas in South Africa – presenting moviegoers with the clearest and brightest images on extra-large screens, as well as 360-degree sound.

The new Xtreme cinema scheduled to open at Nu Metro Emperors Palace at the end of June will boast a Premium Large Format-screen that’s almost 3 storeys-high – one of the largest curved, silver cinema screens in South Africa. It will also feature a Barco phosphoric laser projector – delivering 4K Ultra HD visuals with a colour spectrum of around 70 trillion colours. It will literally make the movies come to life.

Emperors Palace’s new Xtreme cinema will have the largest Dolby ATMOS immersive audio system installed in Southern Africa.

“Nu Metro’s Xtreme cinemas showcase movies as the filmmakers intended for them to be experienced. We have gone over and beyond the expected standards to source only the best and latest technology – from the best in screens, to advanced sound and digital projection – to give South Africans an opportunity to enjoy movies at the highest quality possible. With Xtreme, biggest is best! We are very excited about our complexes at Emperors Palace and Galleria joining the Nu Metro Xtreme-family – along with the six other Xtreme cinemas at Nu Metro nationwide,” explains Nitesh Matai, Managing Executive – Nu Metro Cinemas.

Dolby ATMOS reproduces the most realistic cinema audio, with over 52 “channels” of sound, played through a wide array of speaker outlets placed strategically throughout the cinema (including overhead) – moving beyond the confines of “stereo” or “surround” sound. Dolby ATMOS delivers full all-around sound; sound objects can literally be moved around in 3D space. Movies are specifically produced and mastered for the ATMOS sound experience – with most of the world’s filmmakers now embracing the vast potential presented by this next-generation sound system.

The JBL speakers being installed for Xtreme at Nu Metro Emperors Palace are tailor-made for Large Format-cinemas, with powerful digital amplifiers delivering sound of over 75kW.

In simple terms: it functions above-spec, and booms enhanced audio-power like no other cinema can! Couple that with very large cinema screens to inspire awe, and 4K UHD laser projection, and you have Nu Metro Xtreme.

For more cinema info and to book tickets, call 0861-CINEMA (246362) or go to numetro.co.za

**Premium pricing applies to Nu Metro’s Xtreme cinemas; loyalty discounts are not applicable.

Read about the Cape Town Xtreme cinema launch.

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Film

Dinosaurs, Deadpool, And Avengers In 4DX

Nu Metro’s wildly popular 4DX theatres nationwide are offering movie fans one last chance to experience two of this multi-sensory cinema format’s biggest box office hits: DEADPOOL 2 will be joined in 4DX by Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (returning to 4DX by public demand) from this Friday, 1 June 2018, for one week only!

The two record-breaking blockbusters will alternate showtimes daily in 4DX from Friday – only at Nu Metro. 4DX takes moviegoers on a cinematic journey like nothing they’ve seen, felt or heard before, making them a part of the onscreen action like no other cinema can – amplified by high-tech motion seats and environmental effects such as wind, water, fog, lightning, ticklers and scents in-cinema.

Following the double-bill of Marvel superheroes, the ultimate 4DX Experience – JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM – stampedes into select Nu Metro cineplexes from Friday, 8 June 2018.

Moviegoers will be able to feel the tumultuous dinosaurs’ movements first-hand, thanks to 4DX’s patented motion chairs and enriched environmental effects. 4DX maximizes the dinosaurs’ breathing and foot movements through a tailored combination of signature effects such as air shots and vibration – along with wind, water and other in-cinema effects; enhancing the onscreen action to optimum effect, bringing viewers as close to the real thing as possible within a cinema.

DEADPOOL 2 (in 2D) and AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (in 2D and 3D) are now showing at Nu Metro cineplexes nationwide – including 4DX, Xtreme and VIP at select cineplexes.

JURASSIC WORD: FALLEN KINGDOM starts showing in 3D at Nu Metro cineplexes nationwide from 8 June 2018 – including multi-sensory 4DX, Xtreme (Premium Large Format screens and powerful 360-degree sound) and VIP (luxurious in-cinema dining) theatres. Bookings are now open.

For more cinema info, showtimes and to book tickets at Nu Metro (including 4DX) – call 0861-CINEMA (246362) or go to numetro.co.za

*Premium pricing applies to 4DX; loyalty discounts are not applicable.

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Film

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Jumpstarts 2018 In Nu Metro’s 4DX Theatres

Nu Metro’s multi-sensory 4DX theatres are speeding into 2018 with this week’s number one-movie at the South African box office – MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE, now showing in Nu Metro 4DX nationwide.  MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE in 4DX is a thrilling and fun experience from start to finish, taking this heart-racing adventure to new levels of cinematic experience with the next-generation 4DX format.

4DX gives moviegoers the thrill of running with the main characters, making audiences a part of the Big Screen-action. The vibration and movement of the 4DX motion chair is calibrated in perfect sync with every scene as the runners continue their endless pursuit through the maze.

MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE in 4DX boasts high-flying action, which includes a spectacular helicopter explosion – perfectly amplified for viewers to feel as if they are in the movie itself. The elaborate movements of the 4DX motion chair have been optimized for the chase scenes, and are combined with 20 different 4DX environmental effects: air shots, wind, warm air and lots more.

In the epic finale to the MAZE RUNNER-saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE in 4DX follows on the runaway box office success of JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE in 4DX since the end of December.

From this Friday, 2 February – showtimes in some of Nu Metro’s 4DX theatres will alternate between JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE and MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE.

After MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE, the next release in Nu Metro’s 4DX theatres will be Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER from 16 February 2018.

Read more about Nu Metro 4DX.

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4DX Celebrates Two Years With “The Last Jedi”

4DX MARKS 2ND ANNIVERSARY WITH RELEASE OF NEW ‘STAR WARS’ MOVIE

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ releases in all Nu Metro cineplexes this Friday – including multi-sensory 4DX, fully immersive Xtreme and ultra-luxurious VIP formats.

Johannesburg, 13 December 2017 – Nu Metro’s ground-breaking 4DX theatre-format celebrates its 2nd Anniversary in South Africa with the release of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI tomorrow from 20:00 – ahead of the film’s official global release this Friday, 15 December 2017.

One of this holiday season’s most highly-anticipated blockbusters, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, will be showing at all Nu Metro’s cineplexes nationwide – including their multi-sensory 4DX- and fully immersive Xtreme-theatres, 3D cinemas and Nu Metro’s luxurious “in-cinema dining” VIP-format.

Nu Metro opened Africa’s first ever 4DX theatre at Nu Metro V&A Waterfront with the release of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS in December 2015. South Africa now boasts six 4DX cinemas nationwide, exclusive to Nu Metro. The release of the sequel – STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – promises to take cinemagoers on a movie experience like no other with the next-generation 4DX format.

Nu Metro’s 4DX has expanded at a rapid pace across South Africa, and is now also supported by the world’s top film-producing studios. It is considered as a respected format, which significantly enhances the cinema experience and literally makes moviegoers a part of the Big Screen-action.

In Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of THE FORCE AWAKENS join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

What is 4DX?

4DX features full-length movies in live action – a revolutionary cinematic experience that stimulates the senses using high-tech motion seats and special environmental effects including wind, fog, lightning, water, scents and lots more. These effects are synced perfectly with the action on-screen to create the most exhilarating, unmatched cinema outing – only at Nu Metro.

With 4DX at Nu Metro, cinemagoers can feel the wind in their hair, they can feel sprays of water or blasts of air during sudden, unexpected action scenes; and they can smell the scent of the scenes on-screen – and be taken on an inter-galactic journey like no other.

Movies are now no longer bound by their visual and aural limits. 4DX is the next step in the movie-going evolution, taking audiences on a journey into the full feature film. Find 4DX at Nu Metro V&A Waterfront (Cape Town), The Pavilion (Durban), Menlyn Park (Pretoria), Hyde Park Corner (Johannesburg), Emperors Palace (Johannesburg) and the recently opened Cornubia Mall (Umhlanga/Mount Edgecombe).

What is Xtreme?

Xtreme at Nu Metro can simply be summed up as “Big Screens, Big Sound, Best Digital Quality”. Nu Metro’s Xtreme cinemas combine Premium Large Format screens, 360-degree sound, along with recliner seating, advanced RealD™ “Precision White Screen” (PWS) digital projection technology (ensuring brighter, crisper visuals on-screen) and 4K Ultra High Definition visuals.

Sound in Xtreme cinemas includes overhead speakers and a large array of speakers placed strategically throughout the cinema—a vast improvement on the limitations of traditional cinema sound, moving past the confines of “stereo” or “surround sound” channels. Dolby Atmos delivers full all-around sound in the Xtreme cinemas at Nu Metro; sound objects can literally be moved around in 3D space.

Find Xtreme at Nu Metro Clearwater Mall (Jhb), Menlyn Park (Pta), The Glen (Jhb), Canal Walk (CT), Ballito Junction (KZN North Coast) and the recently opened Cornubia Mall (Umhlanga/Mount Edgecombe).

What is VIP?

VIP upgrades the Nu Metro movie experience to first-class, with luxurious leather recliner seating, VIP lounge and an à la carte menu prepared in Nu Metro’s own kitchen by its executive chef (along with all the standard cinema catering fare – from popcorn to sodas, sweets and special combo offers). Select VIP cinemas also feature a licensed bar offering cocktails and other premium drink options.

Nu Metro VIP is the cinema experience of choice for discerning moviegoers who enjoy a cut above the regular cinema fare, with intimate in-cinema dining and a range of freshly prepared meals, hot and cold drinks. Meal and drink orders can be served in the VIP lounge or directly to cinemagoers in their comfy VIP seats.

All Nu Metro VIP cinemas feature world-class digital projection technology and the best in audio quality with full Dolby 7.1 sound in each cinema.

For more cinema info, showtimes and to book tickets for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI at Nu Metro (including 4DX and Xtreme) – call 0861-CINEMA (246362) or go to numetro.co.za

*Premium pricing applies to 4DX and Xtreme; loyalty discounts are not applicable.

**Standard pricing and discounts apply to all other cinemas.

Read about the launch of 4DX.

Read about the launch of Xtreme.

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Film

Superheroes Made Real In 4DX

THOR: RAGNAROK, JUSTICE LEAGUE and STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI releasing in Nu Metro multi-sensory 4DX cinemas nationwide over the next two months

Nu Metro Cinemas has an impressive slate of movies lined up for their multi-sensory 4DX theatres nationwide for the remainder of 2017. THOR: RAGNAROK, JUSTICE LEAGUE and STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI are the blockbusters destined to make the earth move at the 4DX box office.

4DX makes superheroes come to life, and pushes the cinema experience to ground-breaking new levels of “real”. No other cinema format or experience provides a more immersive or realistic portrayal of what it feels like to be a superhero than the next-generation 4DX cinema format.

The latest superhero blockbuster from Marvel Studios, THOR: RAGNAROK, started showing in 4DX from this past Friday, 27 October 2017. 4DX’s high-tech motion seats and special environmental effects are tailor-made to amplify one of the world’s most popular big screen-characters to maximum effect, making moviegoers join the action-packed fight between good and evil on an epic scale (and in a different dimension).

Experience the power of Thor’s infamous hammer as it whizzes past moviegoers in the 4DX theatre. ‘Tilt and rotate’ effects are enabled through the motion seats in tandem with other effects (wind, fog, face water, strobe, vibrations, scent, side air, back kickers and lots more) to create point-of-view movie experiences from the hammer’s perspective.

Read the SAMDB review of Thor: Ragnarok.

Nu Metro has also confirmed that bookings for DC Comics’ JUSTICE LEAGUE have been opened. This highly-anticipated superhero showcase combines the forces of Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash on a scale never seen before. JUSTICE LEAGUE starts showing in Nu Metro’s 4DX theatres from 17 November.

Q&A with Jason Mamoa (Q&A With Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry / Aquaman)

As announced previously, Nu Metro pre-bookings are also already open for the 15 December global release of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (including special pre-release screenings on 14 December) – which will be Nu Metro’s tentpole release in 4DX for the holiday season.

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Film

“Geostorm” Star Confirms New 4DX Release Is “An Epic Thrill Ride”

The thrilling new “natural disaster” action adventure, GEOSTORM, is seen as one of the most immersive and innovative movie experiences to be released in 4DX since the cinema technology was introduced by Nu Metro to South Africa two years ago. GEOSTORM started showing in Nu Metro’s six 4DX theatres nationwide today, Friday, 20 October.

No other cinema format or experience provides a more immersive or realistic portrayal of what to expect from a ‘geostorm’ than multi-sensory 4DX.

“My new movie GEOSTORM is an epic thrill ride. It’s so big. So intense. It’s going to Blow. Your. Mind. Go see Geostorm in 4DX, the absolute cinema experience!” says Gerard Butler, the star of GEOSTORM and the latest in a string of top Hollywood names to sing the praises of 4DX.

GEOSTORM in 4DX presents a powerful experience to movie fans, simulating the extreme weather throughout the film. Apart from climate effects, 4DX also makes cinemagoers become a part of a journey from earth to outer space, along with other intense flooding, tornado and storm sequences. Some of the most notable 4DX effects being deployed for GEOSTORM include fog, face-level water spray, motion in sync with on-screen action, side air blasts, seat tilts, vibrations and lots more!

This new 4DX blockbuster tracks events after an unprecedented series of natural disasters threaten the planet, forcing the world’s leaders to come together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide ‘geostorm’ wipes out everything…and everyone along with it.

Dean Devlin (writer/producer, INDEPENDENCE DAY) makes his feature film directorial debut with suspense thriller GEOSTORM, starring Gerard Butler in the leading role, and also featuring Oscar nominees Ed Harris and Andy Garcia.

Considered to be one of the most significant innovations in cinematic technology, 4DX is a next-generation movie theatre format. The exclusive, self-patented 4DX software allows the team at 4DX Studios to design multi-sensory seat motions and environmental effects that provide a completely immersive experience for moviegoers. The sophisticated 4DX coding process provides the largest number of signature in-cinema effects industry-wide, released only after strict selection procedures, field tests and quality control with major film studios – to ensure that the effects being added also fit the filmmakers’ overall creative vision, which in turn affects cinemagoers’ experience of the film with the most accurate impact.

4DX features full-length movies in live action – a ground-breaking cinematic experience that stimulates the senses using high-tech motion seats and special environmental effects including wind, fog, lightning, water, scents and lots more. These effects are synced perfectly with the action on-screen to create the most exhilarating, unmatched cinema outing – only at Nu Metro. Movies are now no longer bound by their visual and aural limits. 4DX is the next step in the movie-going evolution, taking audiences on a journey into the full feature film.

Find 4DX at Nu Metro V&A Waterfront (Cape Town), The Pavilion (Durban), Menlyn Park (Pretoria), Hyde Park Corner (Johannesburg), Emperors Palace (Johannesburg) and the recently opened Cornubia Mall (Umhlanga/Mount Edgecombe).

**GEOSTORM has also been released in Nu Metro’s Xtreme cinemas nationwide**

Xtreme at Nu Metro can simply be summed up as “Big Screens, Big Sound, Best Digital Quality”. Nu Metro’s Xtreme cinemas combine Premium Large Format screens, 360-degree sound, along with recliner seating, advanced RealD™ “Precision White Screen” (PWS) digital projection technology (ensuring brighter, crisper visuals on-screen) and 4K Ultra High Definition visuals.

Sound in Xtreme cinemas includes overhead speakers and a large array of speakers placed strategically throughout the cinema—a vast improvement on the limitations of traditional cinema sound, moving past the confines of “stereo” or “surround sound channels.” Dolby Atmos delivers full all-around sound in the Xtreme cinemas at Nu Metro; sound objects can literally be moved around in 3D space.

Find Xtreme at Nu Metro Clearwater Mall (Jhb), Menlyn Park (Pta), The Glen (Jhb), Canal Walk (CT), Ballito Junction (KZN North Coast) and the recently opened Cornubia Mall (Umhlanga/Mount Edgecombe).

GEOSTORM is also now showing in Nu Metro’s standard 3D and 2D cinemas nationwide.

For more cinema info, showtimes and to book tickets for GEOSTORM at Nu Metro (including 4DX and Xtreme) – call 0861-CINEMA (246362) or go to numetro.co.za

*Premium pricing applies to 4DX and Xtreme; loyalty discounts are not applicable.
**Standard pricing and discounts apply to all other cinemas.