For many years, movie theatres have been continuously innovating, whether it be a technological advancement, a D-Box, 4DX, and IMAX, or any step to make the experience as luxurious and comfortable as possible.
Odeon introduced its Luxe screens, while Cineworld brought in its VIP service. However, Ōma Cinema will outrank them all by bringing you to the Galactic Senate.
While it is still only in concept art, Ōma Cinema’s screens will be made up of circular pods positioned above one another, with only a limited number of seats in each booth. If you are a major Star Wars fan, four words from a galaxy far, far away will echo in your head: “I am the Senate.”
The founder, the cinema architect and CEO of Ōma, Pierre Chican, wrote on its website:
“Whereas all the cinemas built for more than 50 years now are similar and reproduce the same seating arrangement of the audience, this concept of a movie theatre creates a cinematographic experience at the same time intimate, spectacular and immersive, where every seat in the house is the best seat in the house.”
While it’s definitely an awe-striking design, the initial reactions can’t see past Star Wars. One user wrote: ‘I would very much like to watch the next Fast & Furious movie at the Galactic Senate.’
Another one tweeted: ‘We are living a prequel to the Star Wars prequels. The pandemic will lead to the creation of the galactic senate apparently?’
A third user wrote: ‘Oh to be a 3D rendered person in a movie theater designed like the Senate room from Star Wars watching Tron Legacy.’
Another tweeted: ‘The future of movie-going is sitting in a theater that looks like the Galactic Senate from Star Wars.’
Ōma Cinema is no joke. When it actually becomes a reality in Paris next year, there’ll be ‘VIP-Corporate hospitality boxes, table service on all or selected platforms and exclusive VIP access to lounge and bar’.
The website adds:
“Much more than just the spectacular nature of the architecture, the original configuration of the room has been designed to offer viewers exceptional audio and visual experience, projecting an image free of any distortion. Oma is an experience that you will never forget.”