Tuesday, February 28, 2012

5-D theatre open in Nagpur at Traffic Park

Visits to Traffic Park, located at Dharampeth, are about to get more entertaining for the kids and those accompanying them. Coming up inside the park is a theatre to provide an interactive movie experience with 5-dimensional digital effects. The theatre will be inaugurated on February 25.

With a seating capacity of 16, the theatre has been equipped with systems like leg ticklers, back pokers and base shakers, which would give the viewer a real feeling of something crawling up the leg or moving up the back in synch with the movie. With the help of digital projection systems and ones which would provide environmental effects like artificial snowfall and smoke screens, the movies would come to life to provide a surreal viewing experience.

What sure would make it a thrilling experience for the kids and elders alike are the water nozzles hung on the ceiling and in front of the seats which would spray water on the audience if the scene from the film so demanded. The synchronization of such special visual, sound, motion and environmental effects would put the audience right in the middle of the action.

Describing the viewing experience, Atul Tibra, who has brought the project to the city, says, "this theatre has been set up at a cost of Rs 35 lakh by a Gwalior-based firm Modern Techno Projects, which specialises in the business. The 4-D systems are limited only to seat effects like the leg tickler and back poker or base shaker that the viewer feels while watching the film. With 5-D he can experience snowfall, lightening, high winds and even smells. In future we can further enhance this by adding more fans, acoustics and features on the ceiling."

The ticket cost for a show would vary between Rs 80 to Rs 100 depending upon the length of the film. Giving reason for keeping the capacity limited to 16, Atul adds, "this will help us run the show even if we have five persons in the audience as that would make it cost effective." The audience would be given reusable 3-D goggles for viewing the film. The theatre would be open for the entire day and the project owners plan to offer a discount between 11 am and 5 pm. "We are also offering the theatre for bookings for entire family and also for occasions like birthdays or other celebrations."

First to be screened would be movies titled Rescue and Roller Coaster.

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