In a rather unique way to promote the upcoming film, Paramount Pictures has partnered with IMAX on a first-of-its-kind Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 (DK2) experience for Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated Interstellar. The Oculus Rift DK2 traveling exhibit gives fans a virtual first look at the new film through an immersive experience at select AMC Theatre locations featuring IMAX screens.
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 be able to 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 chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Interstellar will be released in 70mm IMAX film, 70mm film and 35mm film formats on Wednesday, November 5, two days ahead of its nationwide release. The advance showings will play in select theaters in more than 225 locations across the U.S. and Canada. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Bill Irwin, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace and David Gyasi.