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Paramount and Bigscreen to offer free VR screenings of Top Gun

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Virtual reality cinema company Bigscreen has partnered with Paramount Home Media Distribution to virtually screen showings of Top Gun for 24 hours, commencing at 6pm EST on December 29th.

The Bigscreen experience aims to bring the movie theatre experience to home audiences, allowing them to interact in a virtual lobby and watch videos on a virtual movie screen, complete with immersive sound and lighting.

“Bigscreen’s virtual reality platform offers a new way for fans to experience films in their homes,” said 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.”

Those hoping to watch Top Gun on the 29th must reside in the US, and have a compatible VR headset, Windows 10, and Bigscreen’s (free) application. The application works with the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, all SteamVR-compatible headsets, and all Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

The company plans to screen more content in their virtual movie theatre throughout 2018. Showtimes are available at bigscreenvr.com/topgun.

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