MAX Screen VOX Cinemas City Centre Sharjah – Review
Checking out MAX Screen VOX Cinemas City Centre Sharjah –
The recently opened VOX Cinemas at City Centre Sharjah is a refreshing entertainment destination that was much needed by the families and youngsters living in the nearby communities. The 12-screen cinema complex offers 3 different experiences: MAX, KIDS, & GOLD by Rhodes.
A month back we reviewed the incredible GOLD by Rhodes at the VOX Cinemas – City Centre Sharjah, which turned out to be a more private and luxurious experience. This time we wanted to try MAX screen at VOX Cinemas as the movie Skyscraper demanded a bigger screen. The Skyscraper is a new action-thriller starring Dwayne Johnson who strives to rescue his family from burning super skyscraper thousands of feet above the ground. With the Rock being the real action hero, you can easily imagine the gripping sequences of heart-pounding suspense and an occasional mix of humor and heights of insanity while he performed his uncanny stunts. The movie is not for those with acrophobia. The sheer height and the way the CGI messed with your brain is another story. But what made it out of this world experience was the MAX’s mega-screen.
The over 20-meter wide screen makes it a visual feast, where you are not merely a spectator but an actual bystander witnessing the mindboggling action sequence from the edge of your seat. The massive screen makes it a more immersive experience where your peripheral vision is also engaged in making it, unlike any other experience you’ve ever had.
The theatre is divided into two Zones the red seats are for the regular viewing whereas the spacious VIP seats with armrest, side table and extra legroom at the top are where the movie magic really works. Since we choose the VIP seats, we couldn’t help but notice how huge they were you can literally take a blanket with you and tuck yourself in for a more comfortable experience. Most of the time I kept my legs up and folded restfully which made me feel more at home yet experiencing something incredibly astounding with innumerable possibilities.
When it comes to the sound MAX Screen at VOX Cinemas doesn’t fall short to impress. The Dolby Atmos – the best in cinema surround sound technology made the whole movie experience more intuitive than what we actually expected. In the sequences where a remote chopper flew from one end and crashes to the other made us turn our to the sound first as it verbalized and guided the action-packed sequence.
Although the movie Skyscraper didn’t impress me besides the fact that the Rock rocked the screen, it was the MAX screen that left us slack-jawed. The absolute size of the screen the sound system and the comfortable VIP seats is something I will be looking forward to visiting again whenever there’s a movie of my choice playing.
On another note, we recommend that if you are driving to the cinema then make sure you arrive 15 minutes earlier, as City Centre Sharjah is located in a pretty dense area, and finding a parking slot can be a struggle. Better still opt for the roof parking where the escalator will take you straight to the cinema. The food offerings are a bit pricey so keep in mind around 80 to 100 Dirhams for simple popcorns and cola for two. The MAX screens are also available for private bookings for educational screenings.
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