Welcome to the New IMAX at Blue Route!

Have you ever gone to the movies and looked down instead of up? Sounds weird, but think about it…so often you’re looking up, sometimes to avoid a large head in front of you, just to take in the “big screen”. Well, say goodbye to conventional movie watching with the brand new IMAX at Blue Route.

Having visited the IMAX BACK in the day (when it was still at the V&A Waterfront) in recent times we’ve had to drive all the way to Cape Gate to catch Star Wars on the extra large screen. While it’s worth the drive out, it kills any kind of the spontaneity of wanting to pop to a movies and usually has to be planned due to the distance.

Enter, IMAX Blue Route! The 8th IMAX cinema to launch across South Africa, we were invited for some jungle snacks and to watch the new Jumanji in the pristine cinema.


What’s New at IMAX?

The brand new theatre with large, new/clean comfortable seats and deep snack pockets, immediately made us feel comfortable. Each seat has been set for the best viewing experience; with deeper/lower tiers, each row as been specifically placed to ensure guests no longer block the view of others behind them.

 Upon taking a seat in the back row my “neighbour” excitedly shared with me, “these are the seats with the best sound!” I have no idea whether that is true or not, but the sound was far sharper read, not louder, and more clear than usual. Our seats also didn’t start vibrating during action scenes.

While the new cinema was very comfortable, but all credit needs to go quality of screen. WOW! Glasses on, light down. Before Jumanji even started screening, the audience was taken aback by the quality of the 3D adverts! Can’t say I’ve ever cared about the movie ads before, but this was an optically immersive experience!

The movie was much better than I had anticipated (well done Kevin Hart and Jack Black), but script aside, the 3D IMAX really is the best cinema I’ve been to in Cape Town. Sometimes I feel like I need to have my eyes tested at other 3D events because I just don’t find the clarity there. Not so in the case of the IMAX, everything was fully in focus, crystal clear and an excellent cinema experience. Hell, I’d love all films to be made this way going forward!

How Much Do Tickets for the IMAX Cost?

Tickets to the IMAX cost R160 per person. It is a lot, but if you only do it every now and again it’s worth the expense as the cinema really is very nice.


I have 2 sets of double tickets to give away for the IMAX Blue Route theater. If you’d like to have the opportunity to experience the new Blue Route IMAX cinema and watch either Jumanji: The Next Level, releasing on 13 December and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (which releases on 20 December) then please compete the following:

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Good luck and see you at the movies!


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