Where to start? First of all the seats are ****ing amazing. Super comfortable and have good reclining functions. Each seat is basically a love seat that seats two people with a movable divider in the middle. Perfect for bringing your girlfriend.
The surround speakers are the first thing I noticed when I entered the room. Looks like they are 8" drivers...and a lot of them per speaker. The red lights never lit up like in the pictures I've seen though.
Once the lights were dimmed the theater was very dark allowing for great contrast levels. Dolby Vision was noticeable and I was impressed overall with the colors. Dolby Atmos was okay but not perfect.
Dolby Atmos was not the only thing not perfect and since I paid the premium I'm going to now complain. The image was not super 4k sharp due to the projectors being out of alignment. A convergance issue it seems which was very noticeable when looking at the cut off lines (since Transformers is an IMAX movie the largest frame is around 16:9 on a much wider screen with the "wider shots" of the film being squeezed into a quad letter box
.) Each room is supposed to have only 4 subs. However each seat is equipped with transducers (Bass shakers) which were turned up plenty. If I laid my head back my brain would vibrate and almost make my vision blurry. It was my first experience with bass shakers so overall it was pretty cool. However it made the bass always feel the same which got old by the end of the movie. And since it's a Transformers movie....it's already getting old fast!
Volume Levels: I'd say it was played back at reference with peaks around 105 dB and possibly louder since I was between the front row and middle row. Hard to tell how loud the subs went. Should have brought my SPL meter.
It didn't sound too much better than listening to reference in my untreated home theater. Either way my ears hurt afterwards and I'm actually used to watching movies loud. I may be completely wrong (and I hope since these theaters are supposed to be built well) but I don't think the reflections were taken care of very well. The highs were harsh and so were voices when they were screaming. There was also this echo from the voices. Now either this was intentional and done using the Atmos speakers or the room had an echo. Either way I thought it to be distracting and voices didn't sound super clear as if they were right in front of me.
Overall, even with the downfalls, I enjoyed it better than my normal ventures to my regal theater. I would probably go again anyways.