On Saturday, members of the public flocked to Ster Kinekor at Maerua Mall in Windhoek to experience the new 5D theatre adventure rides.
The ride which can take a maximum of six people per turn creates a realistic experience of taking a ride at an amusement park, and simulates snow, rain and even lightning.
Ster Kinekor general manager Jaco Joubert said it is the highest in de-resolution technology and is the first 5D theatre in Africa. The adventure rides were well received by the public and long lines of people wanting to take a ride were seen in front of Ster Kinekor from 12h00 until 20h00 when some had to be turned away.
"We wanted to close at around 16h00 but due to the long lines we ended up closing at 20h00. On Saturday we had just over 200 patrons," said Joubert. "Many people who did not get a chance to experience the rides on Saturday even made bookings for Sunday."
People can experience the 5D theatre adventure rides every day from 09h00 to 20h00 except for Sunday where they close at 16h00. There are about 30 rides to choose from with the length of each ride averaging six minutes. During the week the cost is N$50 for two rides and Saturday and Sunday it will cost N$55.
More good news for movie lovers: Joubert confirmed that Ster Kinekor will be getting an upgrade and by May this year all five movie projectors will be upgraded to 3D and 2D resolution.