In the 1950’s, the movie palaces of old faced a crisis. A little invention called television gave folks an excuse to stay home for their entertainment instead of going to the picture show. The solution? Local movie theaters needed a gimmick to get people back out. Movie studios flooded the marketplace with things like the Percepto, Smellovision, and of course, 3-D.
Fast forward a bit and everything old is new again. With downloading, home theaters, and Blu-Ray, once again movie theaters face a crisis. The obvious answer? Trot out our old friend 3-D once again. But keep an eye out, movie goers. Cinema Fusion, our local theater has brought in a great gimmick called the D-Box Experience.
What is it? It’s a 3-D movie with a moving seat. The idea is to thrust the viewer into the experience. We went and sampled the goods with a screening of Tron Legacy. For an extra ten bucks, we were rocked and rolled through The Grid.