SPACES Opening San Jose Cinemark Location With Terminator VR

by Ian Hamilton • January 23rd, 2019

SPACES is opening its latest location with Terminator Salvation: Fight for the Future in February at Cinemark’s Century 20 Oakridge and XD theatre in San Jose, California.

The location at the Westfield Oakridge Shopping Center will offer the same Skynet encounter we enjoyed at the company’s first location at the Irvine Spectrum in Orange County, California. SPACES scans user faces to graft them virtual onto Terminator bodies for better identification of friends or family in VR.

SPACES also automatically produces videos of player sessions which can offer something to take home or share with others from the visit. Here’s an example from our visit last year:

IMAX VR recently shuttered its VR locations, which suffered because they didn’t offer experiences that were unique or appealing compared with what VR headset owners could do at home. SPACES, though, is similar to The VOID or Dreamscape Immersive in offering the ability to step into a world with friends for memorable moments together enhanced by powerful haptic effects. SPACES also opened a location in Tokyo late last year.

Tickets for Terminator Salvation: Fight for the Future are available now at The Cinemark SPACES is located at 925 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose, CA 95123 in the Westfield Oakridge
Shopping Center.

We’re hopeful to see more virtual worlds to visit available at SPACES locations announced throughout the year. There’s a lot of innovation going on with location-based VR entertainment, with Dave & Busters rolling out Jurassic World attractions at more than 100 locations. It is also possible that standalone headsets like Oculus Quest, which is being released in the coming months, could make these types of attractions easier for more people to enjoy.

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