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IMAX cinema coming to Chatham Dockside

More details about an IMAX screen at a shopping centre have been revealed.

The Odeon cinema in Chatham Dockside will be getting a 122-seat IMAX cinema on Monday, September 2.

The cinema will screen the latest films in 3D and 2D and will feature handmade reclining seats with retractable tray tables and triple the normal legroom.

An IMAX cinema
An IMAX cinema

Last month, a planning application was submitted for the cinema to get an illuminated IMAX sign installed.

IMAX cinemas promise bigger screens, greater resolution and state-of-the-art sound.

The new screen will measure 8m tall and 15m wide – approximately the height of four double decker buses.

The closest IMAX cinema is in Bluewater. There are also plans to open one in Ashford.

Phil French, general manager at Odeon Chatham said: “We’re so excited for our valued Chatham guests to lean back in luxury while they enjoy the magic of IMAX.

"We can’t wait to welcome them to relax and recline with this enhanced viewing experience.”

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