Roxy Theatre (Warner Bros. Movie World)

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Roxy Theatre
Roxy Theatre - Polar Express 4-D Experience.jpg
The Roxy Theatre at Warner Bros. Movie World during White Christmas where it plays the Polar Express 4-D Experience
Warner Bros. Movie World
Area Main Street
Status Operating
Opening date 3 June 1991 (1991-06-03)
General statistics
Attraction type Movie theatre
Audience capacity 320 per show
Duration 15 minutes
Handicapped/disabled access Wheelchair accessible

The Roxy Theatre is a movie theatre located within Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Australia. The theatre shows a 4D film during the general operating day of the theme park which is currently Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4D Experience. A replica exists at Movie Park Germany in Bottrop, Germany.

History[edit]

The first Roxy Theatre was installed at Warner Bros. Movie World ahead of the park's opening on 3 June 1991. A replica was later built at Movie Park Germany (which was known as Warner Bros. Movie World Germany at the time). In 2005, the theatre underwent a major refurbishment which included the installation of 4D motion seats.[1]

Theatre[edit]

The Roxy Theatre is located in Main Street at Warner Bros. Movie World. Guests queue outside the theatre and enter a preshow room before they see their film. The preshow room then leads into the main theatre which seats 320 people.[2] The seats which have motion capabilities were designed by FX Illusions.[1]

Films[edit]

Preshow room theming for Journey to the Center of the Earth 4-D Adventure
Film Provider Opened Closed Status
Adventures in the Fourth Dimension Warner Bros. Movie World 3 June 1991 1997 Defunct
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4D Experience Iwerks Entertainment 23 June 2012 N/A Operating [3][4]
Ice Age Mammoth Christmas 4-D Iwerks Entertainment 9 December 2012 N/A Seasonal
Journey to the Center of the Earth 4-D Adventure Iwerks Entertainment 18 September 2010 3 June 2012 Defunct [5][6][7]
Marvin the Martian in the Third Dimension Iwerks Entertainment 26 December 1997 2 August 2005 Defunct [8][9]
Polar Express 4-D Experience Iwerks Entertainment 3 December 2010 18 December 2011 Defunct, formerly seasonal [10][11]
Shrek 4D Adventure DreamWorks Animation 17 September 2005 29 August 2010 Defunct [12][13]

Premieres[edit]

A number of premieres have occurred at Warner Bros. Movie World's Roxy Theatre. These include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "4D Motion Seats". Photo Gallery. FX Illusions. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "City's bid to reel in premiere". Gold Coast Bulletin. 15 December 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Film Library – ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS The 4-D Experience". SimEx-Iwerks. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Warner Bros. Movie World. "Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4D Experience | Movie World". MyFun. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Film Library – Journey to the Center of the Earth 4-D". SimEx-Iwerks. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Journey to the Center of the Earth 4-D Adventure (Warner Bros. Movie World)". Parkz. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Journey to the Center of the Earth 4D Adventure". Movie World. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Film Library – Marvin the Martian". SimEx-Iwerks. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Marvin the Martian in 3D (Warner Bros. Movie World)". Parkz. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Film Library – The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience". SimEx-Iwerks. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Christmas treat for battling Coasters". Gold Coast Bulletin. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Shrek 4D (Warner Bros. Movie World)". Parkz. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  13. ^ Swinburn, Amanda (21 September 2005). "Theme parks' $65m blitz". B&T. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "Fool's Gold gets thumbs up". Gold Coast Bulletin. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "Get Smart stars slink into town". Gold Coast Bulletin. 16 June 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  16. ^ "Jodie's coming back for film premiere". Gold Coast Bulletin. 6 March 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 

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