UltraStar Cinemas

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UltraStar Cinemas, Inc.
(American Cinemas Group, Inc)
IndustryEntertainment (movie theaters)
Founded2004 in Redlands, CA
Headquarters1180 Nevada St Ste 100
Redlands, CA 92374-2894
Key people
Russell Seheult
ProductsMotion Picture Theaters (except Drive-Ins)
RevenueIncrease $9,300,000 (FY 2008)
Number of employees
Websitewww.ultrastarmovies.com Edit this at Wikidata

UltraStar Cinemas is a movie chain with theaters in California and Arizona, and also the first movie chain to have all pure digital movies showings in every theater. UltraStar Cinemas is headquartered in San Diego County and operates 147 screens at 15 sites throughout Southern California and Arizona. Recognized for pioneering the digital age of cinema, UltraStar was the first theater group in the world to be fully equipped with Pure Digital Cinema powered by DLP Cinema technology in all of its locations. In 2009, the company also became the first to offer D-BOX motion seats, which use motion effects specifically programmed for each film to create an immersive experience for movie goers.

On April 3, 2009, the Surprise Pointe 14 theatre in Surprise, Arizona with its 22 D-BOX Motion Controlled seats was among the first to present motion-enhanced theatrical films.[1] The Apple Valley, California theatre also features 22 D-BOX seats since July 15, 2009, with the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.[2] The Mission Valley, San Diego, California theatre installed 23 motion-enhanced seats for the opening of Sherlock Holmes on December 25, 2009.[3]

On November 15, 2012 UltraStar Cinemas opened their doors to the brand new UltraStar Multi-Tainment Center[4] at Ak-Chin Circle in Maricopa, Arizona. This complex boasts a 12-screen cinema, with a 21 and over dine-in section over each theater called the Starclass Cinemas; a 24-lane full service bowling alley, a two-story laser tag arena, full arcade, two bars, and two restaurants.


  1. ^ Lally, Kevin (2009-05-20). "Rockin' good time: D-BOX Motion Technology off to 'Fast & Furious' start". Film Journal International News. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ http://www.backbonemag.com/Press_Release/Items/press_release_07060901.asp
  3. ^ Davies, Jennifer (2009-12-11). "Moviegoers get more motion at the pictures". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 2009-12-22.
  4. ^ http://www.ultrastarakchin.com

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