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A 4D movie is a combination of a 3D movie with things like smell and touch (physical effects). These effects happen at the same time the movie is running. (Note: 4D movies are not geometrically 4-dimensional.) Because these physical effects can cost a lot of money, 4D movies are usually shown only at special places, like theme parks and amusement parks. However, in Thailand, Mexico, Hong Kong, Nepal, South Korea, India and the U.S., some movie theatres can also show 4D movies. The movie Avatar was one of 10 movies that have been changed to 4D. The first was Journey to the Center of the Earth. Some of the effects used in 4D movies include rain, wind, strobe lights, and vibration. Water sprays and air jets are also often used. A 4D movie is not shown in a motion simulator. However, during a 4D movie, some seats may vibrate or move a few inches during the movie.

Examples of 4D movies

Name Year Where the movie was shown
Avatar in 4-D 2009 South Korea, Hong Kong, China
London Eye 4D Experience 2009 London Eye
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 Cinépolis 4DX Theater, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey
Kung Fu Panda 2 2011 Cinépolis 4DX Theater, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Hong Kong, China
Transformers: Dark of the Moon 2011 Cinépolis 4DX Theater, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, South Korea and Hong Kong and China
Avatar in 4D 2011 Cinepolis 4DX Theater, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana.
Cars 2 2011 Hong Kong, China
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