Vote: Are 4-D Movies the Next Big Thing?

By Abbey Tiderman 11.27.2016 blog

A night out at the movies used to mean filling up on overpriced, super-sized portions of soda, popcorn and candy, and settling in for a few hours of entertainment on the big screen. These days? Not so much. That is, the latest 4-D movie theater technology is about much more—it’s about creating an immersive cinematic experience for your senses.

When it rains in a 4-D film, you, the viewer, get wet. When there’s a high-speed chase, your seat takes you along for the ride too with bumps, rumbles and side-to-side action (think, Back To The Future-type ride at Universal Studios.) When a character on screen is pouring a cup of coffee or pulling fresh-baked bread out of the oven, you can smell it as if you’re right there in the kitchen with them. Wind, fog, snow, lightning—you name it. Everything in the state-of-the-art theater from special mechanical seats and ceilings, to fan-lined walls and valves that pump in various scents is designed to give you the ultimate movie-going experience.

Rather not have to bring your raincoat to the movies? You can turn the spritzing feature off. While some say 4-D theaters are a bit too pricey (about $30 per ticket) and too distracting from the plot, others see it as an exciting way to experience the latest blockbuster action.

How about you? Would you want to join in the adventures with your favorite stars of the silver screen? Vote and tell us what you think — you can even submit video comments to We will feature the results of the poll and some of your comments on the show!


  1. Josh yergin

    Yes I think 4d movies are the next big thing

  2. Heidi Goebel

    I think it’s the next big thing

  3. Matthew

    The thing about 4d movies is they bring you into the movie as a “character” or group of characters (usually you’re in some sort of vehicle). In movies where that isn’t needed, adding it in would almost always ruin the actual story. 4d movies are usually just rides for things like action movies with little to no plot. It’s been a thing for a while now and I don’t think it’s going to suddenly become way more popular and common anytime soon.

  4. Sara Ellison


  5. Karenna

    Yes! I have been to many 4D movies! They were all super cool!

  6. myaja

    this is the next bigg thing becausse movies re over prices and they are not even worth that much now if it were 4 d is would be really fun because its better Than 3 d

  7. pikle

    i think it could heart ur eys

  8. Sadie


  9. Jermaine Barnett

    I think 4-D movies are the next big thing!!!

  10. Tatyana

    yes I think its the next big thing!!!

  11. will

    Yes because if you want to see a movie and you wish you could be in the movie you can be in there and if there is a fire, water or smells in the movies you will be able to smell it or feel it

  12. brionna lafleur

    i really like this one very much it fells like you are really in the movie

  13. Loren

    No, i love roller coasters but this will take our attention away from the movie. Then when people go to kiss their date they will slide away from them. just saying.

  14. cameron

    i think 4-d movies are the next big thing

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