More than 140,000 people have made their way through the new Fusion Superplex and the company, which is still in soft-opening mode, has sold about 84,000 movie tickets, the company’s director and legal counsel, Tecoyo Bridgewater, said Wednesday.
Bridgewater said the company is still eyeing a grand opening date for later this year, especially given that some of the exterior areas are still under construction.
“We are in soft opening mode. We are completing the Altitude restaurant, the events area, the courtyard; we are completing those areas right now and when we have completed those areas we will be having a grand opening,” he said.
He added that there are many movies premiering this year that should have Fusion Superplex bustling with business. He said Fusion will have a celebratory pre-screening of one of the most anticipated movies of the year, “Avengers: Endgame”.
“This year we have an excellent line-up of movies coming through,” he said.
Bridgewater said the most popular features of the complex so far have been the 4DX theater and the IMAX theater with the VIP experience.
He said guests have also enjoyed the XS3 large-format screen, where the company will soon launch its arena initiative, where gamers can compete against each other in games like Madden, and spectators can watch.
On Wednesday, Bahamas Striping Group of Companies began work to line the road outside of Fusion’s complex, so that traffic flows smoothly in and out of its driveway.
The $50 million Fusion Superplex had its soft opening at the end of November and is the country’s newest movie theater complex, with the region’s largest IMAX screen and first 4DX cinema.
The IMAX screen measures 80 feet wide by 55 feet high, with a state-of-the-art sound system. In the 4DX cinema, mechanical chairs and special effects recreate wind, snow and splashes of water.
Fusion has hired hundreds of employees to operate the 100,000-square-foot facility, which also features Pure VIP theaters, a kids zone, an arcade with a redemption center and will feature e-sports and interactive pre-movie audience competitions to round off the gaming options.
The complex also features Altitude and Edge restaurants along with the SubZero Nitrogen Ice-cream bar, and also serves Starbucks products.
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