VR films inspire awe and hour-long lines at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival

Virtual reality may not be in mainstream films, but it’s already hitting the indie movie scene in a big way.Last year, the Tribeca Film Institute proclaimed the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) would be “the new home for the virtual reality revolution” and this year it opened up a new VR area at the show. Tribeca isn’t the first show to feature virtual reality, but it’s one of the most internationally renowned film festivals to feature it. Related: 2016’s Tribeca Film Festival includes VR experiences in gaming and fictional storytelling Movie theaters have been rolling out reclinable seats and 4DX theaters that spray wind and rain in order to increase the value of moviegoing in an age where home TVs now exceed 70 inches. The virtual reality experiences at TFF somewhat married that ideal of the tangible movie…


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