Aberdeen moviegoers are set to experience wind, rain and even smells as new cutting-edge technology is installed at a city cinema.
Cineworld in Union Square is currently installing a 4DX theatre, which will be only the second of its kind in Scotland.
The technology – which is to launch later this month – allows cinema screenings to be enhanced with special effects such as seat motion, smells, and even wind and rain.
The aim is to enhance the events on the big screen so that, for example, an explosion would make the seat vibrate or the smell of coffee could be pumped into the auditorium during scenes set in a cafe.
Cinemagoers will also be drawn into the film they are viewing with the help of water sprays, gusts of air and even fog machines.
Cineworld in Union Square has spent around £450,000 developing its screens for 4DX.
A building warrant lodged by the firm was approved by Aberdeen City Council for the six-figure investment to go ahead.
Screen 2 of the existing cinema at the shopping centre is being converted to accommodate the 4DX equipment.
Steve Buchan, Cineworld Aberdeen Union Square’s general manager, said: “We’re really excited to introduce cinemagoers to our new 4DX screen on November 30.
“There’s nothing like it and it’s totally exclusive to Cineworld.”
The only other cinema in Scotland with the same technology is Cineworld’s Glasgow Renfrew Street multiplex.
The technology has been installed in about 150 cinemas in 30 countries around the world.