A British cinema is preparing to unveil the UK‘s first 4D screen – where audiences are rocked in their seats and sprayed with water to simulate movie scenes.
Despite 3D cinema remaining a novelty for many movie-goers, the new technology takes the experience one step further and aims to make the audience feel as though they are in the film.
Set to be pioneered by the country’s biggest cinema chain Cineworld, 4DX will feature water sprays, gusts of air, and even different scents recreating explosives and coffee which will be pumped into the cinema.
Seats will shake from side-to-side and move backwards and forwards in sync with each film’s action scenes and bubbles will even be pumped into the theatre to ‘bring to life the buoyant atmosphere on screen’.
The Cineworld multiplex in Milton Keynes will be the first to test out the technology, which was launched in South Korea in 2009.
Espionage thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service, starring Colin Firth, will be the first film to undergo the 4D treatment when it is released on January 29, with standard tickets for a 4DX film in 3D costing £14.90.