Are D-Box Movie Seats Worth the Extra Money??
I mentioned to my son the other day, that I had never been to a D-Box movie. He gave me that my Mom, is so behind the times look; dang it, uncool again. Well, far be it for me, not to be the Hip and Stylin' Parent, I perceive myself to be, we were off to our first action packed D-Box Movie. Better late than never, right? Hum, I see Bruce Willis in my future.
D-Box seats are a kind of motion special effects. Each seat is specially programmed to choreograph with the visual content of the movie. The result is motion that is perfectly synchronized with the movie to create a realistic experience designed to immerse you further into the show.
In Utah, these special seats can only be found at The Megaplex theaters. You can give them a test drive in the theaters lobby before the show. The programmed seats rumble, rock and sway like a choreographed dance with the action of the movie.
The generous sized chairs are rather comfy and have a bonus, there's no staking out your armrest territory in these babies. Every seat has it's own armrest. They are a little hard on the tush when the action lags though.
Plus, being on the short end of life, I did find them a little tall when I first sat down, my feet barely touched the floor. My secret trick at the theater, is to use a child's booster seat as a footrest (yes, I am that lady), so adapting to the higher chair was easy enough.
Okay… action… here we go. Car chases, airplane acrobatics and even gunfire, all have a lot more pizazz in these seats. To me they are reminiscent of what visitors have been experiencing for many years at the theatrical performances of Disneyland, with a grown-up twist. At first, I found it hard to focus on the movie but, that did not last long and soon I was lost in the flurry of the movie adventure.
So, back to the question at hand, are they worth the steep, extra $8.00 cost? I'm going to say try it, if you can afford it, skip the popcorn and catch a try D-Box Matinee if the budget is tight. I think of them much like the rides you pay extra for at an amusement park. While I will not likely be a D-Box regular, I think it is worth the experience at least once. However, choose your movie carefully, you want one that is action packed, a real guy flick.
Possibly, the best part about this expensive movie adventure; the happy grin on the Hubsters face, when I announced the movie of choice, for Valentines weekend, was A Good Day, to Die Hard.
Enjoy the Movie!
Have you been to a D-Box movie? What are your thoughts?