MGM COTAI, a HK$26b integrated resort, is set to open in the fourth quarter of 2017. The MGM Theater at COTAI, Asia’s first dynamic theatre, will create first-of-its-kind entertainment experiences in Asia.
Designed by Scéno Plus, the MGM Theater at COTAI is the world’s first theatre to offer 28 million pixels of viewing pleasure to its audience by utilising a giant 900sqm 4K LED screen — the size of three tennis courts combined. By utilising an ultra-high-resolution live video system, the theatre is able to capture the audience’s reactions and virtually reflect it at real life size onto the LED wall, giving the public an impression of looking into a mirror. Upon completion, the MGM Theater at COTAI will be home to the world’s largest permanent indoor LED screen, taking live entertainment a step closer to the world of mass virtual reality.
Over two years in the making, the Theater is an engineering and architectural masterpiece which can seat up to 2000 people in more than 10 different configurations. Every detail has been carefully selected to ensure the greatest entertainment experience for all guests. The reconfigurable seating was developed by GALA Systems, and will deliver prime sightlines for every guest. The seats are designed and manufactured by Poltrona Frau, one of the most esteemed Italian furniture makers with over 100 years of experience and the seat maker for Ferrari cars.
Thanks to the latest in technology and engineering, the MGM Theater team can create custom arrangements for special events, from a traditional concert, fashion show or movie premiere layout to a 360° configuration for talk shows, product launches and international DJs.
“The MGM Theater at COTAI brings the future of events to Macau, today,” said Mr. Jim Murren, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of MGM Resorts International and Chairperson & Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited. “MGM is synonymous with entertainment and we have taken our deep knowledge and incorporated it with cutting-edge technology to create a setting that will redefine and elevate the way our guests experience entertainment.”
“The intricacy of the theatre is one of the most complex in the world and we have invested in training our local staff to learn how to use this leading entertainment technology. We sent a group of 10 local team members to Hollywood for an intensive two-week training program, helping them to familiarise themselves with the entertainment technology they will operate at MGM COTAI. The group has visited VER, the creative experience company that supplied the LED panels on the giant wall totalling 28 million pixels,” said Murren.
MGM Theater at COTAI will be home to three resident shows with two launching first, The Experience and Destiny. The Experience, inspired by the soul of Macau, is a 10-minute mind-bending and harmonious technological symphony that showcases the theatre’s engineering and architectural dexterity. Meanwhile, Destiny is an electrifying, action-packed immersive theatrical production that is inspired by the concept of TV game shows and adventure video games. Through the theatre’s various configuration capabilities, guests can experience multiple types of entertainment events at the same location.
All levels of the theatre will offer guests a wide range of food and beverage options. Meeting and convention planners can coordinate unique events using the theatre’s scalable design, paired with MGM COTAI’s professional hospitality experience to deliver great meetings and events for individual and corporate guests.
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