Bigscreen Cinema’s Partnership With Paramount Continues Adding More Content
Last month Bigscreen continued its rollout of new features for 2019 with the addition of Bigscreen Cinema, partnering with Paramount Pictures to bring a selection of its movies onto the virtual reality (VR) app. Bigscreen has now revealed what new movies will be coming in the following weeks as well as what’s being worked on.
Unlike a streaming service like Netflix where you have content on hand whenever you want it but have to pay a monthly premium for the service, Bigscreen Cinema works far more like a bricks and mortar theatre, scheduling movies every 30 minutes for a one off price and only showing them for a single week.
Which encourages users to come back and see what the lineup of movies are. The selection changes every Friday so currently this week you can see Star Trek Beyond, Star Trek: Into Darkness and Transformers: Dark of the Moon all in 3D, with Interstellar available in 2D. From 17th – 24th January will be Bigscreen Cinema’s 3D Week where Transformers: The Last Knight, Terminator Genisis, Ghost in the Shell and Top Gun are all available in glorious 3D. Prices start from $3.99 USD.
After its first month Bigscreen Cinema has beaten internal sales estimates with 3D movies making up 77 percent of those sales. Due to this success Bigscreen will be able to license more movies the company informs VRFocus.
As for what’s to come, the team is currently working on a friends system in an effort to make it easier to make new friends, invite/join rooms, and see who’s online. A drive-in theatre-style environment will be added and movie events like a horror week are also in the works. A big planned feature will be the option to rent a movie to then watch with friends in your own private room, without restricted show times.
Lastly, Bigscreen wants to add more movie studios to the list, in an effort to expand that content lineup even further whilst licensing Bigscreen Cinema in even more countries (its already available in 10).
As Bigscreen continues to progress into 2020, VRFocus will keep you updated on all the latest announcements.