Virtual Reality Cinema Experiences Set for Manchester Film Festival 2019

Virtual-Hideout, Manchester’s only virtual reality and gaming centre, will be hosting four films in support of the Manchester Film Festival in March.

By Manchester's Finest | 5 March 2019

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The first film being shown as a VR experience will be ‘My Africa’– a film which transports viewers to the untamed rangelands of northern Kenya and is narrated by Lupita Nyong’o.

‘Age of Sail’ is set on the open ocean in 1900 and is the story of William Avery (Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift and alone in the North Atlantic.

Chris O’Dowd stars in ‘Evolution of Testicles which intends to raise awareness of testicular cancer through laughter and inspiration in this film.

‘V-ARIA’ is the final film what will be shown in Virtual Reality during the Film Festival. In this film, in you can see how it feels to get standing ovations and roaring applause by 2500 opera visitors on the grand opera stage.

All these four films at Virtual Hideout are set to provide unique cinematic experiences which are dead set to feel like you are living in the future.

Presentations of the Virtual Reality film screenings will take place every day of the festival between 5 pm and 6 pm and anyone who has purchased any of film-festival passes can book their experience for FREE.

Details of booking process will be included in the pass holder’s confirmation email.

For full information and the selection list for the films being played throughout the festival please see the full selected programme using the link below.

For details about Virtual Hideout visit:


Manchester Film Festival
With VR Screenings at Virtual Hideout

Venue: Odeon, Manchester
Date: 2nd – 10th March
Cost: Passes from £22.50


2019 Film Selection