CityWalk movie-goers will soon have a new option with the addition of IMAX at AMC Universal Cineplex 20. The new theatre will open at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 18, with the James Cameron film, “Avatar” in 3D.
In order to maximize the field of view in the new IMAX theater, the screen was replaced with a special, larger IMAX screen that is positioned closer to the audience. The new theatre will also feature IMAX’s digital projection system as well as its latest sound system. IMAX’s digital projection system combines two digital projectors with IMAX’s proprietary image enhancer and custom lenses to create an image with greater clarity, brightness and contrast.
Two new quick-serve concepts will also be coming to CityWalk – Fusion Bistro Sushi & Sake Bar and Fat Tuesday frozen daiquiris.
Fusion Bistro Sushi, a walk-up sushi bar, is scheduled to open in January 2010 and will be located on the upper level of CityWalk, near the Cineplex. It will be open to guests for lunch, dinner and late night dining. Wireless “sushi cameras” and a robotic sushi-roll making machine will create a rock’n’roll Asian-fanfare attitude.
Fat Tuesday, best known for its signature frozen daiquiris, will open in February 2010 and will also be located on the upper level, between Pat O’Brien’s and the groove. Guests will be able to walk up and enjoy a number of frozen favorites such as pina coladas and margaritas, along with signature concoctions like the 190 Octane, Crawgator and Banana Banshee, in a laid back Big Easy-style atmosphere. It will be open to guests from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.