A new luxury 10 screen cinema has arrived in Galway as Omniplex, Ireland’s largest multiplex chain, nears the completion of the development in Baily Point in Salthill to create a new luxury cinema experience.
The €5million 30,000 sq ft development will start with a phased opening over the next few months creating over 20 jobs in the area, giving locals access to a unique and luxury cinema experience.
The new cinema at Salthill pays homage to the Hollywood era with a luxury 1920s design and feel but is dotted with modern comforts such as premium Barco laser projection and fully electric reclining seats as standard in all screens, and featuring 4K and Dolby Atmos Auditoriums for the most immersive sound and viewing experience.
Not only that, once fully completed at the end of the year, the 10 screen cinema will accommodate 850 patrons who can enjoy an upgraded cinema experience including an on-site bar and restaurant. Speaking about the new venue, that took place Mark Anderson, Managing Director of Omniplex Cinemas, said: “We’re delighted to announce that we will be bringing our new luxury recline cinema experience to Salthill in Galway at the end of this year. Our new design combined with the latest in cinema technology including laser projection and Dolby Atmos immersive sound, and the extreme comfort of our leather reclining seats will really create a unique cinema experience.”
For Shauna Crawley, marketing and loyalty manager at Omniplex Cinemas, the cinema located in Bailey Point gives moviegoers an opportunity to experience the newest releases in the most modern and comfortable of surroundings while travelling back in time to a golden era of movie going; the twenties. She said:
“Omniplex Salthill is a cinema which offers something different to any other cinema. As our first D’Luxx Cinema, it is the most technologically advanced movie experience offered to date by Omniplex Cinemas. Every screen has fully electric reclining seats and laser projection as standard. Currently we have seven screens, however an eighth will soon be launched with a further two expected to be completed by the end of the year.
“Our 1920s decor then, provides the wonderful contrast between cinema’s famous past and its exciting future. When designing Omniplex Salthill, we wanted to give our patrons a cinema which makes them go ‘wow’, so the juxtaposition of a 1920s styled lobby and staff uniforms and modern technology in the screens, is an aspect which we believe has really worked well.”
Omniplex Cinema Group is a diverse leisure and entertainment company, primarily consisting of cinema operations and leisure orientated property investments. Fully Irish owned by the Anderson family, Omniplex is the largest cinema company operating on the island of Ireland, with 242 screens in 30 locations.
In addition to the latest blockbuster films, Omniplex also show one off productions, opera, live sporting events, musicals, concerts and ballet. Consistency, highest level of customer service and diverse scheduling, all in a clean and welcoming environment is at the core of Omniplex’s operating goals. Omniplex Cinemas have become the standard bearer for multiplex facilities, hosting the latest in projection and digital sound technology.
To find out more, visit: https://www.omniplex.ie/cinema/galway