MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

Take a Quidditch Ride By the Seat of Your Movie Seat!

HBP Film
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 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."

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent HBP Film News


170 Points

Wow! That sounds so cool!

Posted by Questyourdreams on July 04, 2009, 12:23 AM report to moderator
24135 Points

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
78 Points

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
425 Points

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
130 Points


Posted by ClariceCuri on July 04, 2009, 01:11 AM report to moderator
682 Points

ooooo. that sounds bloody brilliant.

Posted by prettygypsy2007 on July 04, 2009, 02:34 AM report to moderator
80450 Points

Thats amazing…

Posted by Won_Two on July 04, 2009, 03:15 AM report to moderator
179 Points

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
86 Points

That sounds SO cool! Sign me up!!!

Posted by Miss Minerva on July 04, 2009, 03:39 AM report to moderator
15441 Points

That would be so much fun!

butt cone

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


Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on July 04, 2009, 04:28 AM report to moderator
16258 Points

i wish there was gonna be near me.

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

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
1242 Points

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
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps

Guess That Book

When she saw Harry, her prominent eyes seemed to bulge excitedly and she made a beeline straight for him. Many of his classmates turned curiously to watch. Luna took a great breath and then said, without so much as a preliminary hello: "I believe He-Who-M

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Aug. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!
Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!