Cannes Film Fest 2021: First Imax Theater Opens Today, July 8

July 8, 2021–The first IMAX theater in Cannes will show an exclusive Imax preview of Universal’s Jurassic World: Dominion.

The French Riviera is getting the first-ever Imax theater in Cannes, home of the world’s biggest festival.

The new Cineum Cannes multiplex will open its doors to the public today, July 8.

Before its public debut the cinema is holding screenings this week of the some of the films in the Cannes Film Fest’s official selection.

The theater will screen exclusive Imax preview of Universal’s Jurassic World: Dominion, recently shown ahead of F9, the only Hollywood tentpole in Cannes Fest.

The 513-seat theater includes a 22.45-meter screen and a premium motorized seating.

Conceived by Imax and the Compagnie Cinématographique de Cannes (CCC) as a “sanctuary for art, architecture and design,” it was designed by French architect Rudy Ricciotti and unfolds over four stories built in white concrete.

It includes a promenade with art exhibition space, inaugurated with the “Paradis Artificiels” exhibition by visual artist Miguel Chevalier, and several restaurants.

“This is a milestone event for Imax, as we’ve long sought to expand the world’s foremost theatrical experience to one of the most iconic cities in global cinema,” said Rich Gelfond, CEO of Imax. “We are thrilled to begin our partnership with Compagnie Cinématographique de Cannes at this truly special location, and bring the Imax experience to the home of the storied Cannes Film Festival and some of the world’s most passionate cinephiles.”