James Mangold’s LE MANS ‘66 Starring Academy Award winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale speeds into 4DX + ScreenX
Cinemagoers will be taken closer to the tarmac than ever before when Le Mans ’66, starring Academy Award winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale, is released in 4DX and ScreenX on 15th November, exclusively at Cineworld. Audiences will travel back through time for an inspiring underdog story for the ages, based on the real events of how the Ford Motor Company took on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferarri.
The 4DX experience will put audiences in the driver’s seat, with every twist and turn from the intense and visceral racing action showcased in Le Mans ‘66 being felt through advanced motion seating, along with wind, mist, fog, lighting, and scent enhancing the cinematic experience. With ScreenX’s 270-degree projection, the audience is truly immersed in the experience, taking thrill levels up a gear to a whole new level. With the film extended to the side of walls of the cinema auditorium, viewers will feel transported onto the race track.
Away from the racing circuit audiences will take a journey through the inspirational true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale). Together they battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and go head-to-head with Ferrari, one of the most dominant race car brands in history, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
4DX and ScreenX continues to make its mark across the world by setting new box office records for the formats. In Oct, a new state of the art ‘4DX with ScreenX’ auditorium opened in Tokyo, Japan, allowing the brand to expand ever further. This success is expected to continue with the release of Le Mans ’66 on November 15, with audiences seeking the best cinematic experiences to enhance the thrill of the world’s most renowned and feared race circuit.
Le Mans ’66 is in UK and Ireland cinemas from November 15
Director: James Mangold
Writers: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller
Producers: Peter Chernin, James Mangold, Jenno Topping
Cast: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnon
Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in LE MANS ‘66, based on the true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
About Cineworld Group
Cineworld aims to be the best place to watch a movie, offering an unparalleled cinema experience in the UK & Ireland, with 100 cinemas and over 1,030 screens. Cineworld Group was founded in 1995 and is currently the second largest cinema chain in the world following the acquisition of US cinema group Regal Entertainment Group in February 2018. In 2014, the Cineworld Group combined with Cinema City International (CCI) and appointed CCI Founder and CEO Mooky Greidinger, as CEO of the Cineworld Group. In August 2016 Cineworld acquired 5 Empire Cinemas, including the iconic Empire Theatre in Leicester Square. This was followed by the acquisition of Empire Newcastle in 2017. Cineworld currently has 23 IMAX® auditoriums, and 13 Superscreens nationwide, as well as a special VIP experience currently available at 4 of their cinemas. Cineworld are the only operators in the UK to offer ScreenX – a 270-degree format that projects onto the front and side walls of the theatre across 14 auditoriums and 4DX – the immersive multi-sensory cinema experience, with 26 auditoriums across the UK and Ireland, including Cineworld Leicester Square.
About CJ 4DPLEX
CJ 4DPLEX is a leading, next-generation cinema technology company, headquartered in Seoul with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing. The company has created innovative film technologies for theaters worldwide that include ‘4DX’, ‘ScreenX’ and ‘4DX with ScreenX’ for consumers to experience films in ways that were never before possible.
4DX provides moviegoers with an advanced, multi-sensory experience, allowing the audience to connect with movies through motion, vibration, water, wind, snow, lightning, scents, and other special effects that enhance the visuals on-screen. Each 4DX auditorium incorporates motion-based seating synchronized with more than 20 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors, maximizing the feeling of immersion within the movie, beyond the limits of audio and video. More than 660 Hollywood and local titles have been screened in 4DX. To date, more than 78,000 4DX seats operate in 683 auditoriums, spanning 65 countries.
ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection theater technology used within a theatre setting, marking it as the most visually advanced theater experience of CJ 4DPLEX. ScreenX allows moviegoers to go beyond the frame of the movie screen by utilizing a proprietary system that expands images of feature films and pre-show advertising to the left and right walls of the theatre, creating a surrounding, panoramic, 270-degree viewing experience. To date, ScreenX has been installed in 257 screens around the world in 25 countries.