SHOWCASE DE LUX
Showcase Cinema, Southampton
A multi-million-pound, 10-screen luxury cinema has opened its doors in Southampton fully fitted with Atkore Marco’s Juno trunking in a charcoal finish throughout.
Considered the most technologically advanced cinema in the UK, the Showcase de Luxe will be bringing the best of Event Cinema – opera, ballet, theatre, classic films, music and sport – to Southampton from around the world.
Contractor, Concept Electrical, has managed the electrical installation, opting for Atkore Marco’s Juno product, which fitted perfectly with the surrounding aesthetics. Atkore Marco was able to supply the product in a charcoal finish for use inside the screening rooms which are naturally blacked out.
Akore Unistrut & Marco's Technical Sales Manager said: “Concept Electrical chose our Juno product, a single compartment uPVC trunking system. This can be sub-divided by means of a divider strip for power, data and telecommunication cables. The positions of the divider fixing points allow for two, three or four compartments to be made depending on installation needs and is therefore incredibly flexible, an important part of the client’s specification.
“At Atkore, we pride ourselves on our complete one-stop range that ensures contractors and specifiers are able to source a cable containment solution that meets their exact needs as is the case here.
“The latest Showcase Cinema is considered the most technologically advanced of its kind in the UK and it’s great to see our products form part of the building’s very fabric.”
The Showcase Cinema de Lux, which has created 165 new jobs in the city, is the first cinema in the UK to have laser projection and Dolby Atmos as standard in every screen, giving customers the sharpest and brightest image quality and three-dimensional sound.
Each screen features electric recliners, so guests are able to lie back and relax in comfort. The largest 300-seat auditorium features a wall to wall XPlus, which will be the biggest screen on the South Coast at a giant 64.5 feet wide wall-to-wall.