Last week, we reported that Paramount is teaming with Oculus Rift for an innovative and interactive experience for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Interstellar. The tour kicks off today in New York City, and the studio has released the first photos from this experience, which New York fans can visit at the AMC Lincoln Square 13 theater from October 6 through October 8.
Here's what director Christopher Nolan had to say about the Oculus Rift exhibit.
"I was impressed with how the experience is able to put you in the cockpit of Interstellar's spaceship, the Endurance. It was just like being back on set."
Take a look at the official press release from Paramount Pictures, along with the photos below.
The tour kicks off in New York, with stops in Houston and Los Angeles, before landing at the Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center. Users in these cities will sit down, strap in, and travel in the film's Endurance spacecraft in zero gravity with a custom Oculus Rift DK2.
The exhibit will be open from 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. local time at the following locations:
- New York - AMC Lincoln Square 13 - October 6 - 8
- - Houston - AMC Gulf Pointe 30 - October 17 - 19
- - Los Angeles - AMC City Walk - October 25 - 27
- - Chantilly, VA - Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center - November 5 -19
Guests of participating AMC Theatres can experience the exhibit free of charge on a first come-first served basis.
Interstellar opens with advance screenings in IMAX® 70mm film, 70mm film and 35mm film formats on Wednesday, November 5th, two days ahead of its nationwide release. The advance showings will play in select theaters in more than 240 locations across the U.S. and Canada.
Tickets for the advance showings on November 5th are available at Interstellar.WithGoogle.com and at participating theater box offices. Tickets are also available for the nationwide release on Friday, November 7th, 2014.
Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow and Michael Caine. With time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history: traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Directed by Christopher Nolan, written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, and produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Lynda Obst.