Manchester becomes latest UK city to open a state-of-the-art Dolby Cinema, at ODEON Trafford Centre.

Manchester film fans can enjoy the very best in cinema technology and luxury! This is due to the opening of the highly-anticipated Dolby CinemaTM at ODEON Trafford Centre. A stunningly immersive environment and an unrivalled cinematic experience.


A premium offering for film fans, Dolby Cinema delivers the total cinema experience designed from the ground up to provide the best sound, picture and environment for any movie. Dolby Vision brings a story alive, delivering a dramatically visual experience with astonishing brightness, incomparable contrast, and captivating colour unlike other cinema experiences. Studio grade Dolby Atmos transports audiences into a movie with breath-takingly realistic, moving audio that fills the room. It will flow all around you, putting audiences at the centre of a story through lifelike depth, detail, and clarity.


Every element of Dolby Cinema is thoughtfully designed to help moviegoers make the journey from the ordinary world to the world of the movie they are watching. The auditorium design, in tandem with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, creates an immersive environment like no other.


In the new Dolby Cinema, ODEON guests will also be able to relax and recline as the new auditorium has been completed with 160 handmade luxury reclining seats. ODEON’s reclining seats provide guests with three times more leg room. The Dolby Cinema at ODEON Trafford Centre is currently the only one to offer the luxurious recliners providing extra comfort whilst enjoying the on-screen drama.

The Dolby Cinema at ODEON Trafford Centre is the third in the UK.


Dan Formby, General Manager of ODEON Trafford Centre said: “We’re very excited that ODEON Trafford Centre will be the first cinema in Manchester to offer the Dolby Cinema experience. With the added luxury of recliner seats, this is one of the very best ways to enjoy a movie. Our guests are in for a fantastic treat. There are so many great movies slated for release that will look and sound incredible in the Dolby Cinema.”

Julian Stanford, Senior Director Dolby Cinema Europe, added: “Bringing film fans across the UK, now including Manchester, a truly unrivalled cinematic experience gives us immense pride as more and more people are able to experience the magic of Dolby Cinema. Filmmakers are choosing Dolby Cinema to create a new generation of storytelling. We are thrilled to deliver a breath-takingly immersive viewing experience to local moviegoers like they will have never experienced before. We can’t wait for Manchester film fans to be able to enjoy upcoming blockbusters like The Joker, Ad Astra and Star Wars in the stunning Dolby Cinema.”


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Some of the highly anticipated films to be shown in the Dolby Cinema at ODEON Trafford Centre include:

  • Downton Abbey (Sept 13)
  • Ad Astra (Sept 20)
  • The Joker (Oct 4
  • Frozen 2 (Nov 22)
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Dec 19)


With more than 120 cinemas, over 950 screens and 87 years of cinema experience, ODEON is the largest cinema exhibitor across the UK & Ireland. ODEON prides itself in being the destination of choice for film lovers, with an ongoing commitment to investing in cutting edge technology and comfort which create the ultimate cinema experience – from luxury recliner seats, to immersive Dolby Cinema, IMAX and iSense screens with premium sight and sound, impeccable guest service and unique opportunities to watch screenings of 70mm prints at select sites.

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