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Posted by: sue
July 03, 2009, 08:18 PM

Here is a bit of a fun story. A few weeks ago we reported that several theaters in the US and Canada would be hosting special showings of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in theaters that have the high tech D-Box motion enhanced theater seating. The Star.com has an article tonight about one of these theaters that has installed the special seats that move with the sound and action onscreen. The article speaks to one of the marketers of the special seats.

Guy Marcoux, marketing director for Montreal's D-Box Technologies Inc. says it's not a theme park ride, nor are the seats like the 1970s experiements with moving seats, dubbed Sensurround."What makes it very different is how perfectly timed the action is to the action you see onscreen," explains Marcoux, adding the motion is encoded frame by frame.So what will patrons feel? Marcoux says it will range from subtle to serious. But the mid-air, lightning-fast Quidditch match, a part of every Harry Potter flick, is expected to be "the highlight of the film" for those in the D-Box chairs.

...for those who worry about air sickness when they fly off on their Potter broomsticks, Marcoux says each chair has its own controls."You can, at any time during the movie, set three different levels. You can jack it up or turn it down to low, or shut it off. It's not meant to be a ride."

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36 Comments

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Wow! That sounds so cool!

Posted by Questyourdreams on July 04, 2009, 12:23 AM report to moderator
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hahaha, i wondered if people might feel sick after sitting in those types of seats for a whole movie! :0)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on July 04, 2009, 12:30 AM report to moderator
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Ooh, I would LOVE to watch it (HBP) in one of of those!

Posted by Theknittingnerd on July 04, 2009, 12:42 AM report to moderator
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that’s amazing. I need to find if there are any theaters near me

Posted by Sam H. on July 04, 2009, 12:44 AM report to moderator
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130 Points

Awesome!

Posted by ClariceCuri on July 04, 2009, 01:11 AM report to moderator
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ooooo. that sounds bloody brilliant.

Posted by prettygypsy2007 on July 04, 2009, 02:34 AM report to moderator
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Thats amazing…

Posted by Won_Two on July 04, 2009, 03:15 AM report to moderator
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Cool! I wish I could go to a movie theater that has that! That would be very enjoyable!

Posted by Ravenclaw65 {WBM} on July 04, 2009, 03:15 AM report to moderator
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86 Points

That sounds SO cool! Sign me up!!!

Posted by Miss Minerva on July 04, 2009, 03:39 AM report to moderator
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That would be so much fun!

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Posted by siriuslyamanda on July 04, 2009, 04:23 AM report to moderator
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3455 Points

awesome!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on July 04, 2009, 04:28 AM report to moderator
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i wish there was gonna be near me.

Posted by Gryffindor1991 {ROAR!!!} on July 04, 2009, 04:38 AM report to moderator
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879 Points

I can’t wait to give this a try, lol

Posted by deadtree ♥WBM♥ on July 04, 2009, 05:07 AM report to moderator
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can you imagine having those chairs on full power, in an imax theatre, in 3D? haha man I gotta find a place that has that..

Posted by Mary11_hplvr*WBM* on July 04, 2009, 05:09 AM report to moderator
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One of the D-Box theaters is near me, but the price of a ticket is a little too high for me. I bet all the Apparation makes the seats move, too!

Posted by Lucia Meadows on July 04, 2009, 05:30 AM report to moderator
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