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Europe's first IMAX VR experience centre opens in Manchester

The Canadian firm behind IMAX technology has chosen Manchester in northern England as the location of its latest virtual reality entertainment hub. After Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and Shanghai, this latest IMAX VR experience centre is the first to open in Europe. 
IMAX Corporation, the Canadian firm known for creating IMAX entertainment technologies, is continuing to expand its network of virtual reality entertainment centres. The firm's fifth such complex has now opened in Manchester, at the English city's Odeon movie theater at the Trafford Centre.
The firm has joined forces with movie theatre operator Odeon Cinemas, a company that prides itself on being at the forefront of innovation. The IMAX VR center is home to 10 pods that allow viewers or players to enjoy VR experiences lasting eight to 16 minutes, sometimes in multiplayer setups. Games on offer include Star Trek: Bridge Crew RescueRaw DataEagle Fight and Justice League VR,created in partnership with Warner Bros.
Since the beginning of 2017, IMAX has opened four VR centres – in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and Shanghai – and has five more scheduled openings in the coming months, notably in the USA and Asia. — AFP Relaxnews


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