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WELCOME TO THE FUTURE.
WELCOME TO IMAX VR AT ODEON.

Ever fancied flying around Paris as an eagle? Or how about breathing fire, soaring over volcanoes and surviving the Ice Age? Well now you can!
With IMAX VR anything is possible.

IMAX’s new state-of-the-art virtual reality experience centre brings the future of interactive entertainment to your fingertips. Suspend reality with fully immersive visuals, 360 degree sound and haptic controls that will launch you and your friends into exciting virtual worlds more realistic than anything you’ve ever imagined.

Whether you’re a VR pro or it’s your first time, the IMAX VR Experience Centre features world-class VR interactive experiences and gaming for everyone.

Things you need to know

1) What is an IMAX VR Experience?

The IMAX VR Experience is a virtual reality experience undertaken in a purpose-built room known as a “pod”. Taking part will require you to wear a headset that completely blocks your view of your actual surroundings. Some experiences require use of a handheld device. Some experiences are seated and require you to remain seated throughout the experience.

2) Will I be playing on my own?

Many of the experiences are multi-player. If other members of the public participate in the same experience as you, they may be in the same pod, or in another pod elsewhere. Members of staff supervise the pods and can see the same screen that you will be viewing, which means they can see the activity of all the “virtual” participants in the experience.

3) How old do I need to be?

You must be at least 13 years old to experience IMAX VR at ODEON. Some experiences may have a higher age restriction. Proof of age with photographic ID may be required. If you are under 18, you will need your parent/guardian to come to the experience centre with you, so they can complete a waiver form for you.

4) Do I have to sign something before I participate?

Yes, you will be asked to read and complete a waiver form containing important healthy and safety information. If you are under 18, you will need to ask your parent/guardian to read and complete the waiver form on your behalf at the experience centre. You will not be able to take part in the experience without a completed waiver form.

5) What kind of experiences are available?

There is something for everyone, from VR beginners and casual explorers to avid gamers and adrenaline junkies looking for an intense thrill ride. Details of available and upcoming experiences are available online and at the experience centre.

6) Does IMAX VR have a rating system?

Yes, IMAX has produced a rating system to help you choose the right experience for you. Each experience has an age rating, a content advisory (e.g. whether it contains bad language, adult humour, violence, etc) and a VR experience advisory (e.g. whether it involves extreme heights, jump scares, etc. Rating information is available online and at the experience centre.

7) How long does each IMAX VR Experience take?

IMAX VR experiences can vary in length. Please check the experience description for specific details. You’ll need to arrive at least 15 minutes before your booked time slot.

8) Are there any physical or mental restrictions which would stop me participating?

Yes, we ask you to read the waiver form and review the experience rating information before you book.

9) Where do I find the small print?

Take a look at the ODEON IMAX VR purchase terms and conditions and the ODEON privacy policy

Experiences

Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul - Age: 13+
Category Experience Duration Players Price
8 Mins

Max. Players: 1 (seated)

£-

Advisory

Category: Intense Action

Content: Violent References, Mild Blood, Intensely Scary Situations

VR: Simulated Motion, Enclosed Spaces/Possible Claustrophobia, Jump Scares

About

Engineered from conception for VR, "Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul" immerses you in a terrifying realistic environment with haunting atmosphere, and the need to survive. With very limited guidance, your free-movement enables you to discover the secrets that lie in this house of horror.
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Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay - Age: 13+
Category Experience Duration Players Price
10 Mins

Max. Players: 1 (seated)

£7.50

Advisory

Category: Suitable for VR Beginners

Content: Mild Cartoon Violence

VR: Combat Situations

About

In Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay, participants take on an important role: astromech technician aboard General Leia’s ship. Participants will be completely enveloped in VR, using their own movements to interact with an repair BB-8 and his droid friends. Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay is the official VR experience connected to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and sees the debut of brand new astromechs, complete with their unique personalities and original designs.
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Star Wars: Trials of Tatooine - Age: 13+
Category Experience Duration Players Price
10 Mins

Max. Players: 1 (seated)

£7.50

Advisory

Category: Suitable for VR Beginners

Content: Mild Cartoon Violence

VR: Combat Situations

About

Take Your First Step into a Larger World of Star Wars. The creative minds of Lucasfilm's ILMxLAB take you to a galaxy far, far away...Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine. Wield a lightsaber and leap into action in the most immersive Star Wars virtual reality experience ever. Repair the iconic Millennium Falcon on Tatooine, and defend the plucky droid hero R2-D2 from incoming stormtroopers in this captivating experience set after the events of Return of the Jedi. ©2017 & TM Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
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Eagle Flight (Multiplayer) - Age: 13+
Category Experience Duration Players Price
10 Mins

Max. Players: 4 (seated)

£7.50

Advisory

Category: Casual Experience

Content: Mild Violence

VR: Extreme Heights, Simulated Motion

About

50 years after humans have vanished from the earth, the city of Paris, as well as the skies above it, are yours. Soar, dive, race and fight to protect your territory from your opponents. Experience the freedom of flight along with the thrill of aerial combat.
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Raw Data (Multiplayer) - Age: 13+
Category Experience Duration Players Price
15 Mins

Max. Players: 2 (standing)

£10.00

Advisory

Category: Intense Action, Physically Active

Content: Violence

VR: Intense Combat Situations

About

Built from the ground up for virtual reality, Raw Data puts your wits, boldness, and endurance to the test. Action combat mechanics, sci-fi atmosphere, intuitive controls, and a darkly humorous narrative will completely immerse you within the game world. Go solo—or team up with a friend—and become the adrenaline-charged heroes of your own futuristic techno-thriller.
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Space Flight - Age: 13+
Category Experience Duration Players Price
8 Mins

Max. Players: 2 (seated)

£10.00

Category:Suitable for VR Beginners

Content:None

VR:Extreme Heights, Simulated Motion

About

Only very few people have experienced what it’s like to be in outer space. Now, with Space Flight, you can have this unique experience too! Enjoy the exhilarating feel of a space jet take off and witness the stunning view of planet earth in zero gravity. This space venture mesmerises you with countless memorable moments whilst orbiting our planet. Until disaster strikes…
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Star Trek - Age: 13+
Category Experience Duration Players Price
20 Mins

Max. Players: 4 (seated)

£10.00

Category:Casual Experience

Content:Fantasy Violence

VR:Simulated Motion, Combat Situations

About

Star Trek: Bridge Crew “Rescue at Perseph” allows you to step into the world of Star Trek like never before. Up to four players—taking on the roles* of Helm, Tactical, Engineering, or Captain—can play together on the bridge of a Federation starship. Through VR technology, you will actually reach out and operate your station to fire phasers, raise shields, plot a course or bring the ship to warp! Your mission: work together to rescue stranded Vulcan scientists escaping from a damaged space station. Just like in Star Trek, teamwork and coordination are the keys to success, and be sure to keep your eyes out for any potential Klingon interference... See you on the bridge!
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Archangel - Age: 13+
Category Experience Duration Players Price
10 Mins

Max. Players: 4 (seated)

£7.50

Category:Casual Experience

Content:Violence, Blood, Language

VR:Simulated Motion, Combat Situations

About

Archangel, the first original game by Skydance Interactive, is an action-packed, story-driven shooter that was created exclusively for virtual reality. In the experience, players are dropped into the cockpit of a six-story-high war-machine, a one-of-a-kind weapon that must stop a tyrannical corporation from taking over a post-apocalyptic America. Through stunningly detailed graphics, engaging storytelling techniques, and explosive action, Archangel delivers state-of-the-art VR experience like no other.
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Justice League - Age: 13+
Category Experience Duration Players Price
12 Mins

Max. Players: 2 (seated)

£10.00

Category:Intense / Action

Content:Fantasy Violence, Mildly Scary Situations

VR:Combat Situations, Extreme Heights, Large Creatures, Simulated Water Immersion, Simulated Motion, Possible Vertigo

About

Join the Justice League in a thrilling Cinematic Virtual Reality Experience that allows you to step into the shoes and master the powers of the iconic DC Super Heroes: Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg. The Missions include: outrace your enemies as BATMAN, fight Parademons as WONDER WOMAN, fly across land and sea as SUPERMAN, face a creature from the deep as AQUAMAN, stop a ticking bomb as THE FLASH, or take out enemy drones as CYBORG. You can’t save the world alone. Join the League!
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Life Of Us - Age: 13+
Category Experience Duration Players Price
7 Mins

Max. Players: 2 (standing)

£7.50

Category:Intense / Action

Content:Comic Mischief, Cartoon Violence

VR:Simulated Motion, Large Creatures, Extreme Heights, Simulated Water Immersion

About

Breathe fire, swim underwater, survive the Ice Age, and soar over volcanos as you evolve through different creatures and a billion years of evolution in this action packed, multi-player VR adventure! Experience new voices, bodies, and special abilities before joining a post-singularity intergalactic dance party set to original music by Pharrell Williams.
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FAQs

What is IMAX VR?

The IMAX VR Experience is a virtual reality experience undertaken in a purpose-built room known as a “pod”. Taking part will require you to wear a headset that completely blocks your view of your actual surroundings. Some experiences require use of a handheld device. Some experiences are seated and require you to remain seated throughout the experience. Many of the experiences are multi-player.

How old do I need to be?

You must be at least 13 years old to experience IMAX VR at ODEON. Some experiences may have a higher age restriction. Proof of age with photographic ID may be required. If you are under 18, you will need your parent/guardian to come to the experience centre with you so they can complete a waiver form for you.

Do I have to sign something before I participate?

Yes, you will be asked to read and complete a waiver form containing important health and safety information. If you are under 18, you will need to ask your parent/guardian to read and complete the waiver form on your behalf at the experience centre before you take part. You will not be able to take part in the experience without a completed waiver form.

Are there any physical or mental restrictions which would stop me participating?

Yes, we ask you to read the waiver form and review the experience rating information before you book.

Where can I find the waiver form?

You can review the waiver wording here

I don’t want to sign the waiver. Can I enjoy the experience anyway?

You will not be able to take part in the experience without a completed waiver form as it contains important health and safety information

What kind of experiences are available?

There is something for everyone, from VR beginners and casual explorers to avid gamers and adrenaline junkies looking for an intense thrill ride. Details of available and upcoming experiences.

Does IMAX VR have a rating system?

Yes, IMAX has produced a rating system to help you choose the right experience for you. Each experience has an age rating, a content advisory (e.g. whether it contains bad language, adult humour, violence, etc) and a VR experience advisory (e.g. whether it involves extreme heights, jump scares, etc.). Rating information is available online and at the experience centre.

How long does each IMAX VR Experience take?

IMAX VR experiences can vary in length. Please check the experience description for specific details. You’ll need to arrive at least 15 minutes before your booked time slot.

Can I book multiple experiences in a row?

Yes, you can. Please note that you will be required to go through the safety briefing before each experience, so you need to leave yourself at least 15 minutes between each of your bookings.

What type of equipment is offered at IMAX VR?

IMAX has combined advanced VR headset technology with sophisticated motion-tracking and computing for unmatched immersion and image resolution. IMAX VR uses an industry-leading VR headset –the HTC Vive – and features unique haptic feedback from a variety of control devices, adding a deeper layer of realism.

How does IMAX VR compare to the VR headsets available in the home?

IMAX VR is a premium “end-to-end entertainment experience” that combines high-end technology (HMD, room-tracking, peripherals, etc), unique content, and experiential design to create the best VR experience available.

Can I bring food or drinks into the pod area?

Food and drinks are not allowed in the pod area.

Will my personal belongings be safe?

You remain responsible for your personal belongings. If you wish, you can place your personal articles into the cupboard provided in the pod, but please note the cupboard is not locked.

How many people can participate at one time?

It depends on the experience selected. Some games and experiences are single-user, while others can accommodate multiple users (multiplayer). Please read the experience description for more details.

How big are the pods?

The pods are 10 foot by 10 foot.

Can I book a specific pod?

We do not list particular pods and we change games and pods by demand so it is difficult to request a specific pod.

Can I play a game with the person in the pod next to me?

Yes, if the pod is available and the game is one of those that can accommodate multiple users.

Can my friend watch me play?

Visitors are welcome to watch from outside the pod.

Can I wear glasses inside the headset?

Most standard prescription lenses will fit in the headset. If your frames are very large, they may not fit inside the headset. Crew Members can adjust the focal length of the lenses.

Can I bring my own peripherals or headphones?

We provide everything you will need for your experience. Your own equipment is not interchangeable.

Is IMAX VR available at any other ODEON cinemas?

The experience is currently only available at ODEON Trafford Centre.