Wired: Super 8 Will Shake Up Some Moviegoers With ‘Motion Effects’ Seating

As mentioned previously, Super 8 will shake, rattle, and roll in some 50 theaters across the US.

From Wired:

Moviegoers in select cities will be able to shake, rattle, roll and levitate in their seats as they watch J.J. Abrams’ summer sci-fi thriller Super 8 .

Screenings are slated to take place in about 50 North American theaters that are outfitted with D-Box Motion Code seats. The “motion effects” technology activates pitch, roll and heave movements that shift audience members up, down and sideways in their chairs.

“The content of this new picture is an ideal match for our incredibly realistic motion effects,” D-Box Technologies CEO Claude McMaster said in a statement. The Canadian company also enables on-screen actions to trigger what it calls “intelligent vibrations” for audience members.

Joel Courtney