Lagos - The first IMAX cinema in West Africa will be opening this August in Lekki Lagos by Filmhouse Cinemas.
Cinemas presently has 10 operational cinemas across Nigeria in Lagos, Akure, Asaba, Port Harcourt, Calabar and Kano.
IMAX theatres are described as either "Classic Design" (purpose-built structures), or "Multiplex Design" (retrofitted auditoriums).
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Classic IMAX theatre construction differs significantly from conventional cinemas. The increased resolution allows the audience to be much closer to the screen; typically all rows are within one screen height; conventional cinemas seating runs 8 to 12-screen heights. Also, the rows of seats are set at a steep angle (up to 30° in some domed cinemas) so that the audience is facing the screen directly.
“ONE LAGOS” the tourism master brand of the Lagos State Government recently entered into a wide ranging strategic alliance with FilmHouse that covers Cinema and Film policy development.