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Entertainment Immersive Theater Technology Debuts in U.S. With ‘Jumanji: Next Level’

11:02  04 december  2019
11:02  04 december  2019 Source:   variety.com

Sony’s latest VR attraction will let you enter 'Jumanji'

  Sony’s latest VR attraction will let you enter 'Jumanji' Sony Pictures and VR attraction firm The Void have teamed up to create a new VR experience in conjunction with Sony's upcoming film Jumanji: The Next Level. Called Jumanji: Reverse the Curse, it will allow visitors to virtually enter the jungles of Jumanji, while exploring a physical stage with walls, props and "multi-sensory effects including touch and smell," the companies wrote in a press release. The experience can take four visitors at a time, who transform into the characters of Dr. Bravestone, Ruby Roundhouse, Professor Oberon and "Mouse" Finbar. (Those characters are actually avatars of four high school students, which is a bit of a mind-bender.

French multiplex company CGR Cinemas has selected the Regal LA Live as the first U . S . theater to use its Immersive Cinema Experience technology . Launched two-and-a-half years ago by CGR, the immersive format works with five LED-panels flanking each side of an What to Read Next .

French multiplex company CGR Cinemas has selected the Regal LA Live as the first U . S . theater to use its Immersive Cinema Experience Launched two-and-a-half years ago by CGR, the immersive format works with five LED-panels flanking

French multiplex company CGR Cinemas has selected Sony’s “Jumanji: The Next Level” as the first Hollywood film to be shown in the United States with its Immersive Cinema Experience technology.

Dwayne Johnson sitting in a dark room© Courtesy ICE

The announcement was made Tuesday by execs from AEG, Sony and CGR at the Regal LA Live in downtown Los Angeles, which was named earlier this year as the site for first film in the ICE Theaters format.

Launched three years ago by CGR, the immersive format works with five LED-panels flanking each side of an auditorium, filling peripheral vision with complementary colors. The panels are being made by CGR at an in-house post-production house in La Rochelle, France. CGR said that ICE auditoriums account for 32 of its total 680 screens, but generated 75% of CGR’s box office revenue in 2018.

Sony's baffling wearable speaker heads to the US for $300

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Launched two-and-a-half years ago by CGR, the immersive format works with five LED-panels flanking each side of an auditorium, filling peripheral “Entering the U . S . market and doing so in partnership with AEG, that allows us to launch at the prestigious Regal L.A. Live and provides affirmation of the

# JUMANJI : THE NEXT LEVEL in theaters December 13. Get ready to suit up and step into the jungle in # Jumanji : Reverse the Curse, a brand new immersive experience from our partners at @voidvr!

Jumanji: The Next Level,” with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart reprising their roles, opens on Dec. 12.

“Experiencing films in the ICE Theaters format brings a unique and exciting cinematic experience to get movie fans out of the home and into the theater,” said Scott Sherr of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group. “We’re excited to give consumers a choice to see ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ in this compelling way only in theaters.”

The Regal LA Live complex was also one of the earliest sites with 4DX technology from Korea-based CJ 4DPlex. In addition to a RealD 3D theater installation, each seat in the auditorium is designed to tilt, shake and vibrate, in time with what is happening onscreen. CJ 4DPLex is currently operating in 678 theaters.

Dwayne Johnson Tells Kevin Hart 'It's So Good to Have You Back' at Surprise Jumanji 2 Screening

  Dwayne Johnson Tells Kevin Hart 'It's So Good to Have You Back' at Surprise Jumanji 2 Screening Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart Surprise Moviegoers at Jumanji: The Next Level ScreeningThe cast, including Awkwafina, Jack Black and Karen Gillan, were in Mexico promoting the film and spoke to the audience before the screening.

Jumanji : The Next Level is an upcoming American fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Kasdan, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg.

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