The Regal Red Rock movie theater opened in May 2019. We last visited Las Vegas in September to experience the theater and this week will be visiting there again.
Our goal is to see two movies at least in 4DX format. The first will be the animated My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising.
The second, Onward, will premiere on Thursday 3/5/2020 in 4DX 3D at 9:30pm.
Then we’re coming home on Saturday and Kara flies back to Vegas on Sunday for business. I’ll be joining her a week later for vacation and hoping to catch another new release in 4DX, this one a sequel I’m looking very forward to:
Hopefully, we can catch another bonus 4DX showing or two, if they are available. The week between my Vegas visits, four new movies are being widely released: Bloodshot (why isn’t that in 4DX?), The Hunt, My Spy and I Still Believe. Two, Bloodshot and My Spy, arguably three (if you include The Hunt) could be the type of movie that would work well in 4DX format.
As I search around the Bloodshot film. It is being offered in the following formats:
Had to do a double-take on “D-BOX” because that isn’t a format I’m familiar with (see: Different Enhanced Screening Audio and Video Theater Experiences). Google to the rescue.
The official D-BOX website: http://tech.d-box.com/entertainment/ has the details.
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The format has been around longer than 4DX, but is similar, at least in how the seats move based upon activity in the movie. A Google search brought up several Las Vegas area theaters — not Regal, it seems — showing movies in D-BOX format, including at least one dinner theater! Yay.
Adding this to my to-do list to possibly see Bloodshot in D-BOX. Maybe some theater somewhere in Las Vegas offers a D-BOX movie experience.
Just when you think as a moviegoer you might know all the formats, there is another format screening:
DFX is Dolby Atmos sound in Galaxy theaters.
Can’t say we’ve ever been to a Galaxy theater and listening to Dolby Atmos sound is on the list. We have seen RPX format at Regal (see: First Ever RPX Experience Review Terminator: Dark Fate) which is a variation on the format.
Looks like we’ll have several titles in multiple different formats to explore and experience while in Las Vegas. I’ve made a preliminary list including when and where these special format movies are showing while we’re in town.
List of movies to see in special formats (if possible) while visiting Las Vegas
- WED 3/4/2020 – My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising – 4DX @ Red Rock Regal Theater
- THU 3/5/2020 – Onward – 4DX + 3D @ Red Rock Regal Theater
- THU 3/5/2020 – Sonic The Hedgehog – D-BOX @ Galaxy Theater
- THU 3/5/2020 – The Invisible Man – DFX @ Galaxy Theater
- Bloodshot – D-BOX ???
- THU 3/19/2020 – A Quiet Place Part II – 4DX @ Red Rock Regal Theater
Do you like seeing movies in special formats? Which one do you prefer? Tell us about it in the comments below.