A single screen at the Pointe Orlando movie theater has been converted to 4DX, a fully immersive theater upgrade that has been popular throughout Asia. It features effects similar to ones found in a theme-park 4D attraction including
Tickets at Regal Pointe Orlando for the 4DX theater, which includes 3-D, are $19.89 for adults; a typical movie ticket is $11.89. At Fashion Square Mall the Premiere Cinema features a D-Box theater where guests watch the film in seats programmed to move with the film, in a similar way to the 4DX seats. Tickets for a 3-D movie with D-Box at Fashion Square is $17.
The D-Box seats are closer to the ground and have less motion than the 4DX seats. D-Box, unlike 4DX, allows for guests to select the intensity of motion they want to experience. 4DX seem to have more technology in the seats with vibrations of varying intensity throughout the seats, but the seats also seem to have less cushioning than D-Box’s. Seats in the 4DX sit higher than normal with a small foot pedestal. A leg tickler, similar to the Honey, I Shrunk the Audience or Shrek 4-D rides, is included in the motion seats along with air cannons on the head rest. A bar in the front of the seat features nozzles for water effects, which can be turned on and off via a button on the armrest.
Some 4DX effects, like bubbles and in-theater strobe lighting, are lost when wearing 3D glasses but others, like fog, pull the action on the screen into the theater.
Upcoming films slated for 4DX include Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and War for the Planet of the Apes. No word on which of these films will be screened at the Pointe Orlando 4DX theater.