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4D cinema opens at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach

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The Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach amusement park in the UK has opened its new 4D cinema, which will show animated movies from the award-winning Red Star Studio.

The £200,000 cinema can hold up to 30 people, and will initially show two films - The Curse of Skull Rock and Dracula 4-D. It is based on an off-the-shelf design from SimWorx (which also supplied the 4D cinema at Drayton Manor and other UK locations), and includes moving seats, water spray, air blasts and smell effects.

The 4-D cinema becomes one of the most expensive attractions at the free-to-enter park, costing £3 per movie. This equals the price for the Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach's historic rollercoaster, although both attractions are included in the park's "unlimited ride" wristband offer (available for £16-18 depending on the time of year).

The cinema, which opened last weekend, is located close to the park's Pirate Ship and Fun House attractions. It will reportedly be showing The Curse of Skull Rock and Dracula 4-D on alternate days, so guests visiting for a single day will only be able to see one of the films.

The Curse of Skull Rock is an adventure story about pirates, which has already been seen at a number of other theme parks including at Drayton Manor for the 2009 season. The film's plot features a quest to find a cursed treasure, and it won the Best Children’s Animated Film award at the Stuttgart Film Festival in 2008. Vibrating seats, water pumps and wind effects are used to enhance the experience.

Dracula 4-D is Red Star's follow-up to The Curse of Skull Rock. Described as a "spooky action comedy", the film sees teenager Kevin and his dad "accidentally awaken the sleeping vampire Dracula", leading to a chase through a creepy castle. The 4D version of the movie will run for 4 minutes, and includes a special "garlic" smell effect.

You can find more images from Theme Park Tourist's recent visit to Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach in our exclusive gallery.

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