A multiplex theatre is a single property or building with more than five cinema auditoriums, each with its own set of movie screens. However, the figure is a little hazy, and some argue that a multiplex theatre must have eight screens to be considered one.
Then there are megaplex cinemas, which are said to have at least 14 screens. Again, the figures are hazy, but one thing is certain: to be considered a megaplex movie theatre complex, a megaplex cinema must feature stadium seating.
Amenities may differ from multiplex cinema complex to multiplex theatre complex, depending on the owner’s whims. The facilities in the individual cinemas within the complex are typically standardised.
Now we know what IMAX stands for. IMAX stands for Image MAXimum, according to the information provided by its developers. Described, IMAX is a way of recording with greater picture resolutions and displaying bigger visuals on a large screen in an IMAX cinema.
Film teams must employ specialist IMAX technology movie cameras to film at IMAX resolutions and sizes. IMAX cameras can film three times the theoretical horizontal resolution size compared to industry-standard equipment. An IMAX speciality projector is required to show the recorded IMAX film onto the theatre screen in an IMAX movie theatre.
Second-Run and Independent
Independent movie theatres are not affiliated with a franchise, a chain, or a multiplex theatre complex. These are most likely former neighbourhood movie theatres, some of which have been preserved as part of building conservation initiatives.
The phrase “independent cinema” in the United Kingdom refers to a culture of keeping up with cinematic history and presenting one European film for every foreign film.
Since the 1980s, independent screenings have been held under the supervision of the British Film Institute. This film festival may be dated back to the 1930s. The European Cinemas Network includes cinemas in the United Kingdom.