A week ago, I found that the closest theater that carried the hydraulically controlled D-Box types of chairs was in Bayonne, New Jersey. This location is more than an hour drive from me. I was not happy about the long drive just to check on a unique kind of chair. I then discovered that the only movie being shown there (with the use of the chair) was Suicide Squad. The reviews have not been that good for this flick so I decided to give a closer theater (and type of seat) a try.
At the Palisades Mall, there is not one but two showplaces where you can experience what is called the 7D Turbo Ride. The first one I visited was on the second floor of the expansive mall.
Once I landed, I was curious to find out why there were two of these types of theaters in the same mall. I walked up to the fourth floor in order to see the other version.
Once in the room, my first big problem was the seats. The chair-seat was extremely close to the floor. I had to lower myself to the floor in order to sit down on their special chair. There was no need for a seatbelt. As I sat with my legs outstretched, I could not figure out why the seats were configured so differently as compared to the previous room.
If the groups you intend to take to the 7D Turbo Rides are children or teenagers looking for a laugh, these presentations might be good for a short and scary thrill. The majority of moviegoers would only feel teased and then dissatisfied because of the shortness of the features. In other words, I guess I will be taking that ride to Bayonne, New Jersey to check out the D-Box chairs. Hopefully, seeing a full-length movie with a hydraulic chair will be a more fulfilling experience.
To be continued…