Secret Cinema theatrical company has opened up the world of “Guardians of the Galaxy” in a full-immersive, live experience that blurs the lines between film and reality.
“Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 The Live Immersive Experience” is the latest performance in a long line of cinematic world-building, each based on “secrets,” from the event’s location in London to the twists and turns the story takes.
The Guardians of the Galaxy event will open in August, 2022 at an as-yet unidentified location, and participants must be age 18 or older to join in.
The concept was created by Fabian Riggall in 2007, based on a childhood dream that made him wonder what it would be like to live inside a movie.
The most notorious crew in the galaxy – The Ravagers – needs new recruits who aren’t afraid to take plenty of risks to reap plenty of rewards. Are you a smuggler? A thief? An outlaw? Whatever your vice, you’re welcome aboard.
Participants are expected to be just that: fully participating and fully engaged in the reality of the Guardians world. That means dressing up in theme-appropriate gear, and being ready to dive in to do a bit of good – and a bit of bad.
##How it works:
- Participants purchase a ticket to the event, at which time they are officially part of the “secret.”
- The story begins with an emailed invitation that opens up access to a dedicated website. There, participants will be informed of the event’s location, learn their identity and their mission within the story, and receive suggestions on how to dress.
- Upon arrival, all mobile phones will be sealed for the duration of the event, to avoid distractions. Then, participants are let loose in the venue to explore, take part in missions, dance, and live out the 360-degree cinematic experience to its fullest.
Previous Secret Cinema worlds have included Stranger Things, Casino Royale, Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliette, Alien, Mulan Rouge, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
Along with Guardians of the Galaxy, tickets are currently available for an immersive three-hour Bridgerton experience.
Choose from the Classic Secret Cinema ticket (immersive experience with film screening) or the new Immersive ticket (immersive experience with no film screening).
Early access ticket sales will begin on March 11, 2022 at noon London time (7 a.m. U.S.). General ticket sales will begin on March 14. Standard tickets are £47 ($61.68) and premium tickets are £98 ($128.68) for the two- hour Immersive Experience and £59 ($77.47) for the 4-hour Immersive + Film standard ticket, £115 ($151) for a premium ticket, and £195 ($256) for a family ticket.
For more information or to make a booking visit SecretCinema.org.