New £5m Omagh cinema officially opens

The new Ominplex Omagh cinema
Gareth McKeown

A NEW £5 million cinema has opened in Omagh, creating 65 jobs.

Omniplex Cinemas, Ireland's largest multiplex chain has opened the new seven screen cinema on the Kevlin Road, at the former Desmond's factory site.

The new cinema features an OmniplexMAXX screen; the first premium large format screen in Co Tyrone. The screen, which is the largest in the country, standing at 18.7m by 10.2m, is over twice the height of two double decker buses.

The 35,000 sq ft cinema complex can accommodate over 1,100 patrons at full capacity,with a range of new restaurants including dinosaur themed ‘Rexy Jacks' and American filling station themed ‘Hill Billy Fuel'. The cinema also features a brand new soft-serve ice cream called ‘Divils'.

Director of Omniplex Group (NI) Paul John Anderson said they are delighted to officially launch the new Omagh cinema.

"The addition of our largest OmniplexMAXX screen means that the people of Omagh and surrounding areas can claim one of the best cinema experience offerings in the country.”

"Today cinema has become so much more than simply watching a movie. Bespoke leather seating, designed with the utmost comfort in mind, the size and structure of the screens along with the latest in high tech sound technology, help transport the viewer into what becomes a completely immersive film experience in an Omniplex Cinema," he added.

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