Smellovision is Here: 4D Tech Coming to 200 US Theaters

As a kid, one of our favorite things at Universal Studio Hollywood was the movies in 4D. You didn't just get to watch Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, but experience it. That meant whatever action was going on in front of your eyes, you felt as well.

Now it seems Korean conglomerate CJ Group is bringing this technology to 200 cinemas in the United States. Basically, you'll be able to see, feel, and smell the movie. However, the realism boost in your movie-watching experience also means a bump in cost, so get ready to shell out at least an extra $8. The technology will involve seats that move, smells from things like flowers or gunpowder, as well as fake wind, rain and lightening. It's thought it will cost $2 million to outfit each theater.

Considering going to the movies is already fairly expensive, the thought of adding another $8 onto the price is a bit scary -- 4D films are definitely something we'd have to save as a rare treat. Plus, we don't know how much we want to be smelling the movies we're watching…

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  • I could leave a silent fart and then blame it on the theater. No more holding it in :)
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  • Too bad that 90% of the movies will smell like crap :D
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  • I just prefer the smell of popcorn to get that "movie experience."
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  • $2 million per theater! Save your money. I already have a personal boycott on almost all 3D showings of films. Not because the experience sucks, but because they are cramming it down our throats.
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  • I could leave a silent fart and then blame it on the theater. No more holding it in :)
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  • Too bad that 90% of the movies will smell like crap :D
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