For the film-goer who has everything – free motion sickness with every ticket!

Not content with adding scaled-down IMAX screens into various multiplexes up and down the UK, cinema chain Cineworld have started to add D-Box systems to some of their theatres too.

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American readers may be more familiar with the idea of paying a premium to have an experience somewhere between riding an indoor rollercoaster and having your seat mounted to a Subwoofer synced to the on-screen action, but this is all new to we Brits (I once spent a screening of “Hellboy: The Golden Army” engaged in a studious effort to not move too much so that the utterly broken seat I was sitting in wouldn’t completely implode on me – I assume that D-Box is similar and you have to pay more.  Ah, progress…).

Cineworld’s movieplex in Glasgow is the first to benefit from a steady stream of frequently queasy patrons, with more locations adding personal vomit comets over the next 24 months.

You know, I think that I might pass on this innovation, if it’s all the same to you…

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One response to “For the film-goer who has everything – free motion sickness with every ticket!

  1. Although I’m not aware of any theaters that have D boxes, the concept is fairly familiar. I live in the Orlando Florida area and all of the big amusement parks, Disney, Universal, have that sort of technology for their virtual reality rides.

    Although “rides” may not exactly be accurate, it does feel like you are going somewhere.

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