High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D)
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As moviegoers have discovered, HFR 3D represents a technological advancement in the motion picture experience. This innovative format presents the picture in 48 frames per second (fps), which is closer to what the human eye actually sees. This is twice the rate of the standard 24 fps, which is the current format in cinemas worldwide. We hope you will experience HFR 3D for yourself, or enjoy The Hobbit: The battle Of The Five Armies in any format we offer, including IMAX, 2D and RealD 3D.



What is High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D)?
Frame rates are the number of images (frames) displayed by a projector in one second. 24 frames per second (fps) is the current standard in cinemas worldwide. HFR 3D productions of 48 fps record and play visuals at twice the current rate.

Is it film or digital?
HFR 3D has been developed as digital technology.

Why do it?
This additional motion picture format provides another option for our guests. Director Peter Jackson is pushing the boundaries of new filmmaking technologies on The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, and shot the film on HFR 3D. We are excited to present this innovative format, in addition to the traditional viewing options.

Is HFR only available in 3D?
Yes. The HFR version of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies will be available in 3D only.

Do I get a choice?
Yes. We will play the film in multiple formats, including 2D, RealD 3D and HFR 3D. The various formats will vary by location.

Do I need special 3D glasses to view?
The glasses we supply for standard 3D presentations can also be used for HFR 3D presentations.

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RealD 3D puts you in the thick of the action, bringing you face to face with your favourite characters. It opens up a world of perspective and detail so rich and lifelike you'll want to reach out and touch it. With RealD Digital 3D, you don't just see what's happening on the screen – you feel it. You need to wear special glasses to enjoy a RealD 3D film, to ensure you have an experience you won't forget.

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Featuring up to four times the resolution of traditional Full-HD systems and offering incredible levels of detail and clarity, Sony Digital Cinema 4K projection systems have been installed at all Showcase and Showcase Cinema de Lux locations, offering the ultimate digital cinema experience for both 2D and 3D films, and meaning that all Showcase cinemas are now fully digital.


  • Sony 4k Digital Projection
  • RealD 3D
  • Private screenings
  • Conference facilities
  • Party facilities
  • Disabled access

Showcase Cinema de Lux

  • Sony 4k digital projection
  • RealD 3D
  • Studio One Restaurant and Bar
  • Director’s Hall
  • Director’s Lounge
  • Elite Services
  • Live music (Saturday nights)
  • Conference Facilities
  • Party facilities
  • Disabled access
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