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MGM Cotai launches Asia’s first dynamic theatre

MGM Cotai, which is set to open in the fourth quarter of 2017, will include a first-of-its-kind dynamic theatre, called MGM Theatre, according to a company press release on Tuesday.

Designed by Scéno Plus, a performance arts and entertainment design firm, the MGM Theater at COTAI is the world’s first theater to offer a 28 million pixel 4K LED screen.

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 can seat up to 2,000 people in more than 10 different configurations. The reconfigurable seating was developed by GALA Systems, the world's largest manufacturer of understage equipment and the leader in automated multipurpose halls. The seats are designed and manufactured by Poltrona Frau, an esteemed Italian furniture maker.

Empowered by the latest in technology and engineering, the MGM Theater at COTAI team can also create custom arrangements for special events, from traditional concerts, fashion shows or movie premiere layouts to a 360-degree configuration for talk shows, product launches and international DJs.

“The MGM Theater at COTAI brings the future of events to Macau, today,” said 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 Theater 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 familiarize 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 totaling 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 Theater’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 Theater’s various configuration capabilities, guests can experience multiple types of entertainment events at the same location.

All levels of the Theater will offer guests a wide range of food and beverage options.  Meeting and convention planners can coordinate unique events using the Theater’s scalable design, paired with MGM COTAI’s professional hospitality experience to deliver meetings and events for individual and corporate guests.

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