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Comcast-Backed Spaces Launches San Jose Location With ‘Terminator’ VR Experience

Comcast Ventures-backed virtual reality startup Spaces is getting ready to open its second California location in San Jose next month: The company has teamed up with Cinemark to open a new VR center at the Century 20 Oakridge and XD theatre in San Jose on February 8.

The new Cinemark Spaces center will open with “Fight for the Future,” a multiplayer VR experience based on the “Terminator Salvation” movie. Groups of up to 4 players will enter a virtual world where they can join the resistance to fight Skynet together.

This is being made possible by a combination of VR headsets and computer backpacks, which allow participants to freely roam on a stage with physical props. Tickets for the new San Jose location are on sale effective immediately, with prices ranging from $20 to $30 per participant.

“Cinemark is constantly innovating and providing new experiences for our guests; we love taking entertainment and moviegoing to the next level,” said Cinemark CEO Mark Zoradiin a statement. “Cinemark is excited to partner with Spaces to provide our Bay Area guests with a fun, immersive, mixed-reality adventure.”

Spaces was founded in 2016, and has raised more than $10 million from investors including Comcast Ventures, Songcheng Performance Co., Match VC, Boost VC, Canyon Creek Capital and others. The company launched its first VR center in Irvine, Calif. last August.

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This isn’t the first time that Cinemark has been dabbling in VR as a way to enhance its theater experience. The 6,014-screen exhibitor has also been operating a The Void VR center at its West Plano, Texas location.

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