Bum-shaking theater seats rock Caribbean moviegoers
(Credit: Tremor FX)
If you love being on the edge of your seat in a movie, get down to the Dominican Republic.
A theater in Santo Domingo is the world’s first venue with Tremor FX movie seats, which apparently supply your posterior with “a more immersive theater experience,” according to makers Red Seat Entertainment and Seating Concepts.
The Tremor FX system was shown off earlier this year at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. It has three vibrating actuators — two in the back and one in the bottom — that shake in response to sounds from the movie.
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The lower actuator shakes in response to bass sounds, like rolling thunder, while the upper ones respond to treble sounds, such as a high-pitched machine-gun blast.
Films don’t require a dedicated Tremor FX audio track to make the seats shake; the… [Read more]
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