VR Theater


Virtual Reality 360 movies are stunning, and a virtual reality theater allows your entire audience to enjoy the experience at the same time. We provide the synchronized screening hardware, software, and set-up on top of all the equipment and labor. All for an affordable price.

Rates

All rates include 5 screenings per day. If you require additional screenings, please let us know. Requires 1+ on-site technicians to manage. Sanitation station included. Stools / chairs not included. Travel and accomodations not included.

25 Oculus Go

$1,500 per day


50 Oculus Go

$2,500 per day


100 Oculus Go

$4,000 per day


Frequently Asked Questions


What if I don’t know where to start?
Call or email us (our contact info is at the bottom of the page). We’re happy to walk you through your vr rental. We’ve done over 70 screenings for 3,500 people, and we’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t. Feel free to ask us questions to test our knowledge or to learn more about our VR Theater virtual reality rental.

We offer affordable Oculus Go rental rates starting with $10/day for a single headset. We include free shipping for $56/week rental. You can always rent vr headset for a short period to get a feel for how we work and what you’ll receive.
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What is a virtual reality synchronized screening theater?
A virtual reality synchronized screening is when 2 or more VR headsets play the same 360-video at the same time from a centralized remote. Because each VR device can play the video separately, it requires specific software and specially-trained on-site staff to operate a VR synchronized screening theater.
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Why don’t you use the Oculus Rift for a VR Theater?
When screening a passive experience such as a 360-video, the Oculus Go rental is your best option. It is cordless, mobile, battery-powered, and completely self-contained. The Oculus Rift rental is more expensive (at least 5X), requires a computer with wires and constant power, much more space and best-case 3X the staff.

We’d be happy to discuss your exact vr headset rental requirements. For a 360-video, your best bet is the Oculus Go rental.
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How does the synchronized screening work?
You send us a 360-video for us to test. If it already works on a VR headset, then there should be no issues. We pre-load each VR device with your video and our software. On-site we will help prepare the space, connect each device to internet, and when ready, start the screening.
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Is our internet connection strong enough?
We don’t need a high speed internet connection for each device since we don’t stream the video to the VR headsets. Instead, a ‘play’ signal is sent to each headset, requiring only a small amount of data, and then the video (pre-loaded on the device) will begin to play.

The biggest question to answer is whether your internet set-up can handle all of the devices. An off-the-shelf router can typically only handle 30 connections at a time whereas commercial ones can be configured to reach 250 at each access point. Please ask your IT administrator if you aren’t sure. If you don’t have an internet set-up that meets our requirements, please take a look at “What if we don’t have internet?”
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What if we don’t have internet?
We do not require internet for our synchronized screenings, but there is an extra fee. This is because we have to set-up special routers with software pre-installed to connect all of the devices. The more devices you want connected, the higher the technology needs are for the router configuration. We’re happy to chat with you.
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What’s the biggest theater you can create?
We can build a theater as big as your venue can handle. The primary constraint is the number of devices you can connect to the internet simultaneous. For no internet connection venues, our current option tops out at 300 device connections.
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Why do I need 2 or 3 people to run the VR theater?
Virtual reality is still new technology, and your theater may be the first time many people have tried VR. It’s common, despite giving detailed instructions, that several people will knock their device out of the settings required to play the video. Our on-site staff will do immediate troubleshooting to keep the theater moving smoothly. Of our 70+ screenings we’ve run, every single one required at least some troubleshooting for everyone to have a great experience.
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What if I want to run the theater all day?
No problem. We’ve run a VR theater for 8 hours straight (minus lunch time) with screenings every 20 minutes for a 6 min video. Just let us know. We provide 5 screenings per day for free, and additional screenings are $50 each.
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How do you keep the headsets clean?
We customize our sanitation solution for each event. Keeping the headsets clean is important, especially if multiple people will be using the same headset throughout the day. In general, we provide Purrell wipes.
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Where will you travel to bring a VR theater to me?
Anywhere. We're US-based so traveling and shipping equipment in the US is not an issue. If you want us to travel internationally, we’d need to check on customs and shipping costs. There are no travel costs for San Francisco, Oakland, and Bay Area (California) events.
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