Exhibit featuring virtual reality headsets will offer fans in select AMC theaters an immersive preview of film
Fans of Christopher Nolan‘s “Interstellar” will be able to sit down and strap in to a virtual first look at the space epic through a first-of-its-kind Oculus Rift immersive exhibit opening Monday in New York.
The virtual reality head-mounted display kit is designed to give fans the chance to sit down, strap in and take in the zero-gravity experience simulating travel on the film’s Endurance spacecraft, according to Paramount and IMAX.
Fans can take part free of charge at select AMC Theatre locations featuring IMAX screens from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. starting Monday-Wednesday at the Lincoln Square in New York. From there it will go to the AMC Gulf Pointe 30 in Houston (Oct. 17-19) and the AMC Citywalk Theater in Los Angeles (Oct. 25-27) before heading to the Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.
Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine star in “Interstellar,” which follows a group of explorers who find a “wormhole” in space which opens up new worlds. Nolan directed, wrote the screenplay with Jonathan Nolan and produces along with Emma Thomas and Lynda Obst.
The space epic will be released nationwide on Friday, Nov. 7, but will be offered in special screenings in IMAX theaters across the U.S. and Canada two days earlier. Paramount is distributing the film domestically while Warner Bros. is handing it overseas.
For more details on the Oculus Rift exhibits, check the film’s web site.