RPX v. IMAX
This is a quick little cinema review to tide things over till I get a few more reviews done. I Am Number Four is coming soon.
Regal Cinema in Newington, NH recently added an “RPX*” theater into the whole cineplex and after being an IMAX guy for quite sometime, I took my girlfriend to see I Am Number Four, their launch title for the new screen. The results… RPX is an IMAX wannabe, maybe it’s better in other locations, but this is the first and only in NH as far as I know. Even the IMAX in Hooksett, NH at Cinemagic, while not a full sized IMAX, is still much better. The RPX screen is about half the size of the IMAX screen in Cinemagic, with about the equal sound (after a while I just don’t hear a difference). The seats are about the same, comfortable and rocking, in which people still feel the need to kick the back of your chair (grrr). The prices are a bit cheaper, but only by about two dollars or so in the end.
In the end I’m not giving up my IMAX for this RPX, in school I’m closer to the IMAX theater, my girlfriend lives ten minutes from it as well. There’s no comparison.
* RPX stands for Regal Premium Experience.