Australia’s Largest 4DX Cinema Experience | Venom Screening
Events Cinemas over the week unveiled it’s very first and largest 4DX Cinema Experience in Sydney on George Street CBD.
I was lucky enough to be one of the first invited to try out the experience for myself along with my sister to view the new ‘Venom’ film. We were treated to an assortments of film snacks from soft drinks, their vast variety of flavoured popcorn and even choc tops. YUM!
my first 4d experience:
Do you remember those little 4D experiences you used to have as a kid when you went to the easter show or at theme parks. From what I remember my first was watching a short film of Shrek at Movie World in the Sunshine Coast. To what I thought was a revelation of wind bursts and getting sprinkled in rain turned out to not catch along with the wider public. (You have to remember this was the 2007 era.) Cinema has come a long way since that decade. With the everyday norm of the 3D experience and the heighten feats of CGI in the film industry, they are still yet to crack the 4D experience and this is the first step in that direction.
4dx experience today
Scheduled for at 10:30am screening for what I thought to be a cruisy little seat shuffle and small splash of water, I was very wrong. I barely had enough time to munch on my popcorn and the thought of twisting the cap on my bottle to open my drink was definitely out of the question. (Unless I wanted it spilled all over myself.) Timing was key, sensing pauses in action sequences and extended scenes of conversation were optimal snacking moments. But due to the fact that this was an action movie there was a lot of seat movement that really made you jolt and the seat pads on the back of your chair vibrate. While I do admit the chairs weren’t the most comfortable things in the world it’s design was made to ensure you get the full surround experience and as I said they certainly did move!
The whole cinema system itself was part of the experience with flashes of lights and smoke to parallel what was happening on screen. I actually think this was a small detraction from the film because every so often your eyes would automatically search for where it was coming from. (Well, at least mine did.) But my fave feature of the 4DX experience was the feet ticklers. OMG! The amount of times that I freaked out and looked at my sister to see if she felt it too. (She didn’t most of the time.) I was definitely on edge from the get go.
The facial water jets from above, air jets from the back of headrest and vibration pads on the back of the seat was certainly something that added to the intensity of the scene happening right in front of you. From the impact of someone getting hit, being scared by another character to even something as simple as feeling the vibration of a door being closed, was all echoed through the 4DX experience. Surprisingly the seat offers a water system that YOU have the power to either turn on or off. But I mean come on, you’ve come all this way, the last thing you need to worry about is your hair getting wrecked. (Take advantage of the whole experience and turn the water on!)
The other factor I was keen to experience was the smell feature. Which they do offer, maybe this film wasn’t the right one to showcase that? (Or maybe I didn’t pick up on it?) So it will be interesting to see the smell feature in other films and how that can change the full experience, because that would certainly bring it to another level!
the big question, would i go again?
Yes, I think it would be something fun to experience again. I do think it is something to check out if you’re looking for a fun film experience, especially if you love horror movies. I think this will be a great way to get a kick out of those people who claim to ‘never get scared’ from movies. (We all know at least one!)
But for now you can check out the film Venom, and for later release you can check out the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Aquaman and Bumblebee. To book tickets and get more information visit the link: https://www.eventcinemas.com.au/4DX
So let me know in the comments if you’ve ever had a 4D experience or what movie you’re thinking of checking out in the new 4DX cinema experience in Sydney. Who would you bring along to experience it with you?
Disclaimer: I was very luckily invited to be one of the first to try out the 4DX cinema and try out the 4DX viewing experience myself. In saying this, all opinions are honest and my own. For more information check out my disclaimer.