IMAX bringing VR to movie theatersThe theater chain is working with movie studios to create short virtual reality experiences to go alongside a movie. IMAX wants to open six VR locations this year.
Virtual reality is heading to the movies. IMAX wants to put it's big screen experience on your face. The theatre chain is planning to build out areas for people to try virtual reality experiences That would pair with a movie. The company is currently working with Google to create better 360 degree cameras so Hollywood studios can create this VR content. The Wall Street Journal reports that these would be ten minute experiences costing you an extra $10 to watch. IMAX plans to launch six VR locations around the world this year. Starting in Los Angeles. But, why would you go to one of these iMax VR spots when you can sit at home with a VR headset? Well, that's because not everyone is going to spend hundreds of dollars on their own high-end device, such as an ocullus Rift, when they just want to dip in for a quick experience for $10. That's it for this Tech News update. I'm Bridget Carey. You can stay on top of the biggest stories on CNET. COM/UPDATE.