Interstellar, the new film from Inception director Christopher Nolan, doesn't hit theaters for another month. But you can check it out in a special way over the next few weeks: through an Oculus Rift.
Paramount Pictures, the North American distributor for Interstellar, teamed up with IMAX Corp. to produce an "Oculus Rift experience" for the film that runs on a Development Kit 2. The setup allows players to see what it would be like to float around the Endurance, the spaceship from the movie, in zero gravity. We're hoping the exhibit also includes sick bags.
"I was impressed with how the experience is able to put you in the cockpit of Interstellar's spaceship, the Endurance. It was just like being back on set," said Nolan in a prepared statement. You can check out a screenshot below.
The traveling exhibit kicks off today at AMC Lincoln Square 13 in New York, where it will run through Wednesday, Oct. 8. Next, it will be shown at AMC Gulf Pointe 30 in Houston from Oct. 17-19 and at AMC City Walk in Los Angeles from Oct. 25-27. Guests at those three AMC theaters will be able to check out the Interstellar Oculus Rift experience for free.
The exhibit's last stop will be the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia, for an extended engagement from Nov. 5-19. Advance screenings of Interstellar in traditional 35 mm film, 70 mm film and 70 mm IMAX film will begin Nov. 5 at more than 240 theaters throughout the U.S. and Canada. Interstellar's wide release is set for Nov. 7. You can watch the latest trailer below.