Now Playing: D-Box Motion Seating

By Anna Yee

June 12, 2011 Updated Jun 12, 2011 at 10:55 PM CDT

If you're looking for a new thrill at the movies, you might be in luck.

Moviegoers like Jerry Wiesner and his sons came to Normal's Starplex Cinemas just for the new D-Box seating, selected chairs using motion code.

"All the motion they have in the movie is actually simulated through your seats," said Elizabeth Hogan, Starplex Cinemas Assistant Manager, "So if something, like, attacks a bus, you can feel like your seat is the bus rocking back and forth. It's really neat."

D-Box chairs don't move constantly, and you can adjust motion levels to your liking throughout the entire film.

"The first few scenes I thought, 'Eh, this is okay,' because I didn't think the seats were as comfortable as regular seats," said Jerry Wiesner, "But when it got to the scenes with the monster and stuff I thought it was awesome."

"You go shaken around a lot. You got moved side-to-side and up and down," continued Wiesner, "So every time something would happen it made it way more surprising I thought."

Hogan says the motion experience boosted sales over the weekend.

Although it's only available in one theatre for now, Starplex is one of the first in the state to offer D-Box.

"It's just something you can't do at home, even with the 3D TV's." said Hogan. "It's not the same technology, and the D-Box seats you cannot simulate that at home. You really can't."

The seats come with a warning for those who are pregnant or injured, but if you're just unsure about them, you can test them out in the lobby first, like Nikki & Kiely Segobiano did.

"It was fun," said Nikki. "It was interesting not what I thought it was going to be."

Although these two are passing on D-Box this time, they say they'll be back for the next showing: Harry Potter in 3D and D-Box.

"People are going to be crazy about it," said Hogan. "Harry Potter is so big anyway, but with D-Box and 3D, I think it's going to be huge."

At about $15 a ticket, the cost of the latest movie craze will have you walking out of the theatre with a new experience under your belt.

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