VR gamers. Photo KWP

Exclusive: entertainment’s immersive re-emergence

Covering the immersive Out-of-Home entertainment scene, industry specialist Kevin Williams of KWP offers an overview of the commercial entertainment sector, after COVID (AC), and discusses the way the market is tentatively moving forward as it starts to reopen. For many, the global health crisis has been a cataclysmic event, apocalyptic in its impact on industry and business, and the obvious death knell for scores of industries. This pessimistic stance is understandable for those emerging from over 100 days of self-imposed isolation, but this can be a harmful and blinkered evaluation…

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VR arcade. Photo by KWP

‘Stinging’ expert insight into developments in OOH entertainment

Entertainment’s Shifting Paradigm: Part 9 | # 1027 Report Skinny The latest update on the momentous changes impacting all aspects of the global Out-of-Home Entertainment arena. In this ninth instalment, we look at the deployment of Frictionless technology as a support to new COVID requirements in entertainment, we also look at the explosion of new immersive and VR platforms, and issues in the changed market Main Report The news and developments come thick and fast as the amusement and attraction industry exits hibernation and starts to prepare for business (and…

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Arc Cinema, Hucknall

Luxury, socially-distanced cinema to open soon in Hucknall, Notts

Film fans and families will soon be able to catch the latest blockbusters, independent movies, and live-streamed theatre productions at a new £3 million luxury cinema opening in Nottinghamshire next month. The Arc Cinema has taken over the premises of the former old Byron movie theatre in High Street, Hucknall. Bosses originally intended for the four-screen multiplex to open at the end of March but following coronavirus lockdown measures its launch date was moved to Saturday July 4, the first date the UK Government said cinemas in England are allowed to open. The final…

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