For those of us who wish we could get out to the movies more often (but perhaps avoid dropping $75 on a bucket of over-buttered popcorn) Paramount Pictures might have the perfect solution. In an interview with Deadline Hollywood this week, a Paramount executive detailed how the company is working with tech firms operating the virtual reality space to create the first VR movie theater.
To attend a VR movie, the user straps on their headset, navigates their way to a specific app or website—in the case of Paramount, it’ll be Bigscreen—sit down in a virtual movie theater, and enjoy the featured film. Paramount will test drive this concept with a free showing of Top Gun 3D on December 3.
The experience puts the user in a VR movie theater where they’ll be able to interact with the people sitting next to them prior to the showing, and then actually enjoy a film on a virtual big screen.