Virtual Reality-based startup Spaces is opening its second California location in San Jose next month. The company has partnered with Cinemark to open a new VR center at the Century 20 Oakridge and XD theatre in San Jose in earlier next month.
The new Cinemark Spaces center will open with Fight for the Future, a multiplayer VR experience based on the movie ‘Terminator Salvation’. In this, groups of up to 4 players will enter a virtual world where they can join the resistance to fight Skynet together. This is being made possible by a combination of VR headsets and computer backpacks that enable members freely travel on a stage with physical props. Tickets, with prices ranging from USD 20 to USD 30 per participant, are effective immediately for the new San Jose locations. In the statement, Cinemark CEO Mark Zoradi stated that Cinemark is continually inventing and offering new experiences for the company’s guests. The company likes to take entertainment and movie going to the next level. He also noted that his company is thrilled to collaborate with Spaces to offer Cinemark’s Bay Area guests with a fun, immersive, mixed-reality adventure.
Founded in the year 2016, Comcast-backed Virtual Reality startup Spaces has lifted USD10 million from a range of investors, including Songcheng Performance Co., Comcast Ventures, Boost VC, Match VC, Canyon Creek Capital, and others. In August last year, the company launched its first Virtual Reality center in Irvine, California. This is not the first time that Cinemark has been entering in Virtual Reality to advance its theater experience. The 6,014-screen exhibitor has also been operating a The Void VR center at its West Plano, Texas.