ScreenX doubles its number of worldwide locations in 2017

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ScreenX, the multi-projection system that provides a 270-degree panoramic film viewing experience within a theatre setting, reported a successful 2017 in terms of attendance and expansion.

In 2017, ScreenX broadened its global market share, adding new locations and expanding into new markets. ScreenX has more than doubled its number of worldwide locations to 128 screens as of December 2017.

Also in 2017, 10 titles were screened in ScreenX, more than double the number from 2015, including The Great Wall (Universal Pictures International), King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword (Warner Bros. Pictures), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Walt Disney Studios), and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (20th Century Fox).

Tom Molter, executive VP, international distribution, at Warner Bros. Pictures, remarked, “We are always looking for new ways to engage audiences, and projecting films in 270 degrees and on three walls in the theatre is a great way to add a new level of excitement to upcoming releases.”

Andrew Cripps, president of international distribution at 20th Century Fox, said, “We are delighted with the recent success of Kingsman: The Golden Circle in ScreenX, and we look forward to showcasing more titles in the innovative format in the years to come.”Kingsman: The Golden Circle recorded an average 48.5% occupancy rate during its opening week.

“This year, we made significant progress with Hollywood studios that led to an exciting lineup as well as global expansion opportunities. Moving forward, we will accelerate the pace of our growth to increase our reach around the world, as well as expand our film lineup even further,” said Byung Hwan Choi, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX.ScreenX expects to pass he 250-screen milestone in 2018.