Marcus Theatres, the fifth-largest theatre chain in the United States, has opened the Midwest’s first 4DX location at the Gurnee Mills Cinema in Gurnee, Illinois. The first movie to take full advantage of the 4DX technology will be Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea, December 11, which will enable moviegoers to experience the story of Moby Dick with 4DX special effects, including motion, vibration, water, wind, lighting and scents.
CJ 4DPlex has entered into an agreement with Marcus Theatres, the fifth-largest theatre chain in the United States, to bring 4DX technology to the Chicago market for the first time. After having its U.S. debut in Los Angeles last year, and announcing plans to be available in two New York theatres later this year, this new relationship paves the way for the immersive five-sense cinematic experience to its third U.S. market.
CJ 4DPlex, which calls itself the world’s first 4D cinema company for feature films, will demonstrate the next generation of its 4DX technology at CinemaCon 2014 March 24-27 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. The company will also announce new deals that it says will bring its global expansion to its 100th theatre.