Phuket gets YMAX '4D' cinema
PHUKET: Phuket Town now has a 4D YMAX cinema featuring 3D short animations along with sound, light and wind effects, spritzes of water and vibrating seats.
Friday 25 May 2012, 04:55PM
At a press briefing yesterday, Piromrat Chaimee, YMAX PR & Event Marketing Executive, said, “This cinema is to the same standards as in Universal Studios or Disney theme parks.”
The theatre has just six seats, and is showing 10 short animations, each about seven to 10 minutes long.
“The effects make customers feel like they are actually part of the scene, with light, wind, water, smoke and vibrations,” said Ms Piromrat.
“We expect to add an odor effect in the future.”
The Phuket YMAX is the 18th to open in Thailand, and Ms Piromrat said another is planned for the Central Festival mall “soon”.
The theatre is on the second floor of the Coliseum Paradise shopping complex, opposite Robinson, and is open daily from 10.30 am to 10 pm.
Currently tickets are on special offer at B70 for one animation. After July 31 the prices will rise to B100 for adults and B80 for children under 11 or students who can produce a student ID card.