Illinois' largest movie theater screen being built in Chicago suburb

Construction has begun on what will become Illinois' largest movie theater screen.

The screen is being built in Batavia, and the project is being completed by Emagine Entertainment.

The Super EMAX Auditorium is described as a luxurious and upscale movie experience.

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Steel trusses arrived Wednesday, Feb. 15, for the Super EMX auditorium in Batavia, projected to feature the largest Cinemascope movie theater screen in Illinois. The former Randall 15 IMAX, 550 Randall Rd., is being renovated to become Emagine Batavia theater, by Emagine Entertainment Inc., based in Troy, Mich. A 96-foot-wide screen, with 4K laser-projected image, will be paired with a Dolby Atmos® immersive sound system with 70 channels of sound . Additionally, the Batavia theatre will include two private screening rooms and 12 auditoriums, all equipped with 4k projections, luxury heated recliners and cuddle chairs. Renovations are scheduled to be completed this summer. (Al Benson photo)


Emagine Entertainment is the nation's ninth-largest theater chain with locations in Frankfort and Chatham.

The screen-rising for Wednesday was halted because of high winds.

Despite the delay, officials say the Super EMAX on Randall Road is on track to open in June.