By a Front Row Features Staff Reporter
Bigscreen and Paramount Home Media Distribution have announced that “Top Gun” will be screened in 3D in Bigscreen’s virtual reality software. Beginning at 6 p.m. EST on Friday Dec. 29 fans can enter Bigscreen’s virtual theater lobby and have the option of meeting friends before entering the cinemas to watch a screening of “Top Gun” in 3D. The high-flying action drama that stars Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer as Navy hotshot fighter pilots will be shown at regular intervals for a period of 24 hours.
Bigscreen utilizes virtual reality to make users feel like they are in a physical movie theater, watching movies on a giant screen with immersive sound and lighting. With voice chat and avatars, Bigscreen also offers a social experience, allowing users in different locations to feel like they are sitting next to their friends watching movies or TV shows, browsing the web, and more.
“This is an innovative way to bring the immersive and social movie theater experience into the comfort of the home,” Bigscreen CEO and founder Darshan Shankar said in a statement.
“Bigscreen’s virtual reality platform offers a new way for fans to experience films in their homes,” added Bob Buchi, President Worldwide Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures. “We’re excited to be a part of this experiment using cutting-edge technology to give fans a new entertainment option.”
This event is only available in the United States, and requires a VR headset, and a Windows 10 PC. Supported VR headsets include the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, all SteamVR-compatible headsets, and all Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Users can view Top Gun for free by downloading Bigscreen’s free application from the Oculus Store, Steam Store, or the Microsoft Store.
For further information, visit bigscreenvr.com/topgun.
Bigscreen is developing a content lineup to regularly screen more movies, TV shows, and video content in its virtual movie theater each week in 2018.