Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Smelly Movies.

Have you ever been to a 4D movie?

I have to admit to never even seeing a 3D movie before yesterday,
but at least I knew what 3D was all about!

Yesterday was a pupil free day at school, so Sibs had a few friends around to play.  After a bit of a rainy morning we all set off to the movies for a 4D experience.

Just in case you are also ignorant to the 4D concept let me enlighten you. - It's smelly movies!
Or more accurately put - it's Aroma Scope.

You get the rather fetching 3D glasses to wear and you are also given a scratch and sniff card. When the number appears on the screen you have to scratch and the aroma matches the scene.

Now this was a kids movie - 'Spy Kids 4', so you can image the kinds of smells that we got....baby nappies, farts, blue cheese bombs(?). Yes, it was all there for you to enjoy the full cinematic experience.

I have to admit that my scratch card was lightly polished as opposed to vigorously scratched...

The girls giggled throughout and there was great anticipation as to what the next smell was going to be.
'Spy Kids 4' is a typical kids film - plenty of action, cute kids, cuter dog, good messages. However the topic of conversation in the car on the way home was all about the smells!

looking groovy in the 3D specks!
 We wondered what would be next?
Will we get seats that move with the action?
Will the smells get released into the cinema?

...It's probably happening already isn't it?

7 Comments and thoughts:

  1. My kids would LOVE that smelly feature. They are already fans of the Spy Kids movies. I'll have to see if it is playing in our area yet. Thanks for the warning, I mean, tip :) XOL

  2. There are occasions where I am truly glad that I can't smell what is on screen!

  3. Whatever next Beth, We actually have a 3D telly do we use it . no, !! Watched Avatar, very very clever, but takes some getting used to, and you do do indeed look very silly sat with your fetching glasses!! Don't know as I fancy smelly telly unless its the foodie programs, Mmm that would be nice. Are these pupil free days like our "training days"? Love Wend xxxxx

  4. Oh my goodness what will they think of next???
    I havent even been to a 3D movie yet and had never heard of 4D - I'll ask my 16 yr old tonight, maybe it hasnt hit our shores yet!!
    Sounds great fun for the children though!
    Gill xx

  5. Hi Beth, I was reading your post out to Lois, thinking it was something new, she knew all about it! (I do feel ancient!)She has asked me to say 'Hi' to Sibs.She is decorating cupcakes when she should be in bed, so I need to get off this computer and get her tucked in! It sounds like fun that 4D experience. Many thanks for your comments on Halloween, I agree with you about the apples, they're lovely! Have a great week, with love Linda x

  6. Wow Beth this is a new one for me, really cool technology! Glad to find your site!

    Oh I have a Designer Pillows Giveaway! I hope you will join! ( a great resource as well)

    Art by Karena

  7. We've never done 4D but I am tempted to give it a go if I ever see it advertised near us!