Which screen is best to watch AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

We let you know what to expect when watching AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR in one of those premiere theaters and if it’s worth the cost. 

Avengers: Infinity War is a pretty big deal when it comes to action-adventure/superhero movies, and we don’t take which screen to watch it on lightly. Now, it’s been already two weekends since the movie came out, and we’re not blind to the fact that many of you have watched it at least once already.

But it’s not like you haven’t wanted to watch it again, and maybe you’re curious to know if it’s worth spending the extra $8 to $10 or more to see it in an IMAX theater, or a Dolby theater, or even a 4DX theater. Let us entertain you with the options.


Now, we’re not professionals on picture clarity or sound quality, however, we are moviegoers just like you, and we do know if we like what we see and hear and feel. Let’s start with the standard screen. This is your basic movie screen, they’re the least costly viewing and you get to see the same story as everyone else does in the upgraded theaters. The sound quality might be so-so, but at least it’s not blasting in your ears, especially for those who are sensitive to noise. The picture is nothing to awe at, but that’s fine, because you can’t tell the difference anyway, or you just don’t care as long as the story is good. It’s not as if you need to see every speck of dust that flies around or how beautifully blue/green/grey Chris Evans’ eyes are. Plus, you need your money to pay the bills, but you also know how important it is to watch this movie. So, here you go.


If you’re all about comfort, well, you can’t get much comfortable than the Dolby theater, with their cushiony la-z-boy style chairs that let you put your feet put and your head back. For some, it may be too comfortable, though, especially in the middle part of the movie where it slows down a smidgen, and you’re lacking in a bit of sleep. You might find yourself waking up to a part that doesn’t match the last scene you saw. But we can’t deny the fact that there isn’t any fault to choosing the Dolby screen. With plenty of leg room, great surround sound, beautiful picture and contrast, and of course those super-comfortable seats, you really can’t complain.


Maybe you’re not looking to get comfortable all that much. You just really want to feel like you’re a part of the movie in the best way you can in a theater. Well, 4DX has got you set! With a 4DX screen, you get to feel like you’re flying as the wind fans blow above you. Missiles will fly past either side of your head, or at least it will like like missiles are flying past. When someone gets stabbed in the back, don’t be surprised when your chair jabs you right in the back at that exact time. Want to feel Thanos’ thunderous footsteps under your bum as he walks? Or maybe you just love the feel of getting a buttocks massage during the movie. Although, we must say, it probably won’t feel that great after 2 and 1/2 hours in that chair. So, keep in mind that if you may want to get an actual massage after watching Infinity War


Because the movie was actually filmed with IMAX cameras, we’ll stand by their decision that Avengers: Infinity War is best watched on an IMAX screen for the sheer size of it. And that’s what’s you’ll get to enjoy about this screen. The seats aren’t as comfortable as the ones in the Dolby theater, the picture clarity may not even be as sharp or as black, but it’s nothing to laugh at. We’d also recommend that if you want to get a true IMAX experience, it’s best to find the biggest screen in your area. Not every IMAX screen is as grand and massive, but the sound quality is still there and the picture clarity is great. No frills like 4DX, it’s just you and the movie on a big, big screen.

There you have it. The different options of which theater to watch Avengers: Infinity War, whether it be your first, second, or fifth time watching it. You can see it in all the different theaters, if you love it that much. Either way you choose, we’re sure you’re going to enjoy it all the same.

By Nat, the Geek Girl

Southern California native who likes movies, books (Shadowhunter Chronicles, NA, YA fantasy, Red Rising series), TV shows (The Sandman), and San Diego Comic-Con. I also like to write, but don't get to do much of that aside from on here. I fell into the BTS rabbit hole, and I refuse to leave.