For months now we’ve talked a lot about the D-BOX experience while watching Blu-ray movies (and DVDs), but today the “average Joe” moviegoer will get a personal chance to try the technology, as D-BOX Technologies will debut its Motion Systems for the first time in-theater for the theatrical release of Universal’s “Fast and Furious.”
For today’s release of Fast & Furious, D-BOX will deploy special D-BOX seating for two theaters: the Mann Chinese 6 in Hollywood, CA, and at the UltraStar Surprise Pointe 14 in Surprise, AZ.
The seats are equipped with the company’s Motion technology and powered by D-BOX Motion Effects that corresponds to the action taking place onscreen, causing the seats to tilt and shake in synchronization with the onscreen action.
Audience members will feel all the shifts and rumbles of an opening hijacking sequence, but the seats will remain still during dialogue-driven scenes. All told, the D-BOX seats will be in motion for about one-third of the film, including vibrations that move along with the soundtrack.
The Mann Chinese 6 Theatre in Hollywood and UltraStar Surprise Pointe 14 in Arizona are the first two movie theaters in the world to feature D-BOX motion-equipped seating. If you’re in the area of either of those theaters, we highly recommend you go experience this for yourself — even if you’re not a racing-movie fan. D-BOX does car scenes extremely well, and the technology can at times be amazingly fun.