Sit Down and Feel the Power of the Half-Blood Prince


Jun 25, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Harry Potter fans in select movie theaters will have an opportunity to experience Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in a whole new way. Five theaters in the US will screen the sixth Harry Potter film, with the seats to offer a new D-Box Motion-enhanced system. According to the press release, this type of specially equipped theater seating “captivates moviegoers, creating a completely
immersive, realistic experience where audience members feel as though they are
actually in the movie,” allowing Harry Potter fans to “experience the whimsy
of flight and the intensity of battle” as they watch Half-Blood Prince. The five theaters in the US to feature this special seating for screenings of HBP include: Galaxy Cannery in Las Vegas, Nevada; Mann Chinese 6 Theatre in Hollywood; UltraStar Cinemas
in Surprise, Arizona; Galaxy Highland Theatre in Austin, Texas; and Theatres
at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Cineplex Odeon
Queensway in Etobicoke, Canada will also provide this seating.

57 Responses to Sit Down and Feel the Power of the Half-Blood Prince

Avatar ImageFishpotpi says: aw why isn't there one in nyc =(Avatar Imagegranger_malfoy says: ahhh wt bwt the uk!Avatar Imagekraamerxmich says: OMG! I am soooo driving up to Minisota for that....Avatar ImageRaWr...WeReWoLf says: why can't there be one in MD???? :(Avatar ImageJesicurz93 says: Darn there's not one here in Illinois. PS, RIP Michael Jackson :(Avatar Imageravensmith says: Austin is a 5hour drive. Contemplating making that drive!Avatar Imagebookishgal says: Very cool. I'm in LA I get to check this out. Yippeeeeee!!!!Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: excellent!!! I'm really happy for US!!! I will watch it here!!! =PAvatar Imagecheekysnake09 says: Alabama never gets anything. :(Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: I think I remember something like this at Disneyworld several years ago, just not for this movie obviously.Avatar Imageravenclanna says: it sounds kinda weird and different... i think ill go to the one here in canada!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: This reminds me of the "Smell-O-Vision" movies...Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I wish such a theater were closer to where I live; seeing the movie in this fashion would certainly enrich the experience altogether! I hope that for the people who are able to see the movie in these theaters, they have a marvelous time.Avatar ImageHPHealer says: OMG!!! I live in MN, and we are always too far away from all the big-city stuff on the east and west coasts. I can't wait to see it. Although, I haven't been able to find any info on purchasing tickets in advance. Has anyone else found anything?Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: That sounds freakin' AWESOME!! If only there was one in KY. Avatar Imagehalf-blood-queen says: Cool, I'm going to visit my family in LA anyway so I'll definetely try the one in Hollywood.Avatar ImageGryffindorGarstang says: 1st! Crazy IM SO PUMPED!Avatar Imagemegan_702 says: darn it..there's not one in SCAvatar ImageHermionethesecond says: why not in nyc?!?!?!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: What will they think of next? :)Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: I'm really jealous!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageShane says: Well, I'll have to drive to MN to do this. Glad to have made an MN friend at LeakyCon!! Hehe.Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: I have absolutely no ride to MN if I did go. No one other than me would be willing to go. (Except for my sister, but she's leaving for the Army in a week.)Avatar ImageFresca says: There won't ne a special theatre in our area, but the movie will be good, special seats or no!Avatar ImageCandyCane2304 says: This really sucks. The closest is Mall of America and would I really feel like driving 6hrs for a movie? I found it crazy that they left out Chicago(my city) and NYC. Those two of the biggest cities in the US.Avatar Imagemaxteach says: OMG!! Can anyone here say, "FEELIES"?!?! Fiction becomes reality once more. (For those who don't recognize the reference --- Aldous Huxley's Brave New World...)Avatar ImageBockers says: Damn, wish i weren't in the UKAvatar ImageIzzzy8 says: so going to the one in LA!!! holy crow!Avatar ImageIzzzy8 says: so going to the one in LA!!! holy crow! now, all they need to do for films 7 and 8 is to put these fancy chairs in an imax 3D theater!!! I may just explode if that happens!! :D Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: I wish i could see it!! though i do get to see the midnight premie. Avatar ImageJavier J says: Hey I live in Costa Rica and I have no idea what D-Box Motion-enhanced system is... Can someone explain please?Avatar Imagehp29 says: Road Trip!! Awesome, I'm going to MN to go this! Avatar ImageRachezee says: How does this work exactly? Is this like the Honey I shrunk the audience thing at Disney World where you feel air blowing at you and the seats move a bit and stuff? or what?Avatar ImageWitchlover says: ooohhh! There's no way I could make the trip to Austin for it but have fun for those who get to experience this. GET YOUR TICKETS! I hope they'll make this feature available for theaters everywhere by the time DH comes outAvatar Imageweasleygirl295 says: Oh wow! What about the UK though?Avatar ImageErinM says: Very cool...someone go and tell us how it was!Avatar Imagecghambright says: Man!! I wish they would bring one here, but that is a very small chance considering there's only one movie theater in the city where I live. :(Avatar ImageLloyd says: This sounds pretty cool, I will have to look into the one in Austin.Avatar ImageDolemite says: Sounds nauseating :PAvatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: That sounds so cool! I wish I could go to one.Avatar ImageVictory-Starr says: Nothing cool like that ever happens in FL... :-(Avatar ImageReady for some quidditch says: Yay Austin is only an hour away!!!Avatar ImageLucia Meadows says: Oh, and tickets for D-Box movies at Galaxy Highland are $15 for matinee and $16.75 for evening showings. Unfortunately, it's a little out of my price range.Avatar Imagedeadtree says: Hoooooly crap I am SO going to the one in Austin! I can't believe we actually get something here for once!Avatar ImageKellyAnn says: I think that this is a little bit obsessive. I have the opportunity to see it because I live near the chinese theatre if i want to spend a fortune. i'd rather, just, like, keep a safe distance from the movie, you know? it's like 3D, I unfortunately see it as superfluous for me. But i really hope others enjoy it. Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: AWESUM!! but why not in the UK??Avatar ImagePrisoner Of Azkaban says: Only if there was one in England :( I mean, it's where HP comes from!Avatar ImageEmilyDeibert says: Oh, Etobicoke, that's so close! I already bought tickets for a different theatre, but hey, I can always go twice! This is so cool!!Avatar ImageLauraKeaton says: i love how all are west of the mississippi....what about us east coast ppl?Avatar ImageLucia Meadows says: YES! One bus ride away from me is the nearest theater!Avatar Imagefloridianhp says: sooo not fair! Avatar Imageboona says: why isn't there one in NY! this is ridiculous!! ughh I'm jealous that sounds totally awesomeAvatar ImageSeveraSphyrna says: Don't travel out of your way just yet! Speaking as an Austinite who saw Terminator with D-box, the description is an overstatement: "captivates moviegoers, creating a completely immersive, realistic experience where audience members feel as though they are actually in the movie." Not quite---my seat moved around, my candy ended up on the floor, and at no time did I feel as though I was "in the movie." Granted, I was disappointed by Terminator (and I've been a huge fan for years), so maybe it would be better if the movie were worth seeing and one wanted to be "immersed" in it. I'll be sure to check it out for HP and post a review on leakylounge. Who knows? It may be worth traveling for (I imagine the flying scenes will be cool).Avatar ImageMideWeasley says: australia !Avatar ImageMideWeasley says: australia !Avatar ImageGinnyweasley187 says: i wish i lived there but alas, noAvatar Imagehermionenluna says: none in michigan either. darn

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