IMAX Opens in Sea World, Shekou, Shenzhen

ShekouDaily   |   December 26, 2016

A new IMAX movie theater opens today during the opening of the a Shopping Center across the street from Sea World in Shekou. According to IMAX’s website, it’s the 9th theater to open in Shenzhen. 

UPDATE: For movie times in English visit 

The Shopping Center, called Gateway One, also houses various other shops new to Shekou; including an Ole Supermarket.

The new theater is not yet listed on IMAX’s web site; however information is available online (in Chinese only) at!/hotfilms .

Only a 37-minute demo movie is available as of today. The movie does have English;  unfortunately, to watch it, viewers must buy a membership card starting at 300 RMB.

Showtimes for the demo are:

IMAX: 11am, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm, 9pm

LD (uses enhanced motion sound technology): 10:30am, 1pm, 3:20pm, 6pm, 8:10pm

IMAX technology has been around for 40 years. It boasts “the world’s most innovative movie-going experience” uses a dual projection system to provided “unparalleled brightness and brilliant clarity.” It’s considered by many to be the Gold Standard for movie projection with the highest resolution in the industry, up to 40% more image and the highest quality 3D


A Soft Opening party will be held at 7pm December 24th.