LINDON, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The VOID today announced plans to open two new VOID Experience Centers™ (VECs) in partnership with retail real estate company GGP Inc. in early 2018. The new VECs will be located at Glendale Galleria in Glendale, CA, and at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian|The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Each new VEC will feature the critically acclaimed hyper-reality experience Star Wars™: Secrets of the Empire, produced in collaboration with ILMxLAB and The VOID, and built using best-in-class technologies from OculusTM.
“As we continue on our mission to bring immersive and interactive entertainment to a broad consumer audience, partnering with GGP creates the perfect opportunity to expand our network,” said Cliff Plumer, CEO of The VOID. “When it comes to immersive entertainment, seeing is believing and that’s never been truer than with hyper-reality. Partnering with Oculus has enabled us to provide the most human experience imaginable, transporting guests to entirely new worlds. We look forward to opening our unique entertainment centers in additional key markets throughout 2018.”
“Our partnership with The VOID emphasizes GGP’s curation strategy of adding entertainment concepts and new experiences to our regional shopping centers,” said Melinda Holland, senior vice president of business development at GGP.
Tickets for the new Glendale Galleria and Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian|The Palazzo locations will be on sale soon at www.thevoid.com.
About The VOID
The VOID is a destination that inspires the exploration of fully immersive worlds with friends and family, creating memorable experiences together. By combining physical sets with real-time interactive effects, and with the support of partner technologies from Oculus and Epic, The VOID allows guests to step beyond reality, engaging the senses in new and unimaginable ways.
The VOID’s first public experience, Ghostbusters: Dimension, opened in July 2016 and is available at Madame Tussauds New York, and The Rec Room in Toronto. In the summer of 2017, The VOID participated in the acclaimed Disney Accelerator and announced its next blockbuster experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, created in collaboration with Lucasfilm and ILMxLab. Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is available at Disney Springs® at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and in London at the Westfield shopping center in Shepherd’s Bush. More locations and experiences will be available in 2018.
Founded in 2015, ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s Immersive Entertainment division, combines compelling storytelling, technological innovation and world-class production to create truly impactful, immersive entertainment experiences. ILMxLAB develops experiences for virtual reality, augmented/mixed reality, real-time cinema, theme park entertainment and narrative-based experiences for future platforms. For more information visit ilmxlab.com or follow @ILMxLAB on Twitter.
Lucasfilm Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. ILMxLAB, the ILMxLAB logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks in the United States and/or in other countries of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.
The Oculus team at Facebook lets people experience anything, anywhere, with anyone through world-class VR hardware and software. With global departments dedicated to VR research, computer vision, haptics, social interaction, and more, Oculus is committed to driving the state of the art forward through relentless innovation.
GGP is a retail real estate company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP. Our mission is centered around owning, managing, leasing and redeveloping premier retail properties throughout the United States.