In case you missed the news, Karrinyup’s huge new shopping centre is ready and awaiting your patronage. There’s a huge new fashion zone, dozens of delicious new eating and drinking options, epic kids’ playgrounds, a new pub and loads more.
One of the most exciting additions has been the brand new 10-cinema HOYTS that’s opened up, featuring five standard auditoriums, two HOYTS Lux auditoriums, two Xtremescreen auditoriums and the pièce de résistance, a HOYTS D-BOX auditorium. It’s the first of its kind in WA and one of only five in the country, and we got take it for a spin recently.
Essentially D-BOX cinemas featre motion technology to create an immersive cinema experience with seats that pitch, roll, heave and vibrate in sync with whatever you’re watching on screen. The seats also feature a control panel to let you adjust motion intensity, along with the ability to recline the heck out of it for some superior comfort (in amongst the rocking and rolling, of course).
We saw the latest James Bond movie, ‘No Time To Die’, which offered plenty of opportunity for a proper test drive of the seats, and from the first explosion onwards it was pretty darn fun! The intuitive nature of the seats meant it never felt overbearing or too intense (we had our’s set to maximum, of course), and it definitely added an extra element to car chases and gun fights.
What almost stood out more though was the luxury of it all – the seats are huge, leather recliners, which means less people in the cinema and a more intimate experience. This alone makes it worth the extra price.
And what of that extra cost? A standard cinema screening will set you back $22 (adult), while Xtremescreen sessions are $27, with D-BOX only costing a few bucks more at $30. As cinephiles ourselves who love our action big and sound very loud, we’d be going for an Xtremescreen session anyways, so the extra $3 is worth it for reclined luxury with some rumbling, tumbling fun thrown on top.
In terms of what you’ll be able to see there, essentially any upcoming big budget action movies will be screening in D-BOX, with ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ taking over from Bond as of this week. Head to the HOYTS Karrinyup Website to book in your next extreme cinema going experience now.
Note: HOYTS comped us the tickets to see ‘No Time To Die’ in the D-BOX Cinema, and we had a good time worth sharing.