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Tribeca film festival: Virtual reality experience steals the show

While experimental filming techniques are not rare at film festivals, the Tribeca film festival is showing innovation in the cinema-viewer’s experience.

The days of going to the movies and watching on a flat screen are quickly being replaced by what’s called immersive film experiences.

It started with virtual and augmented reality and now, the Tribeca Film Festival is, for the first time, showcasing a theatre constructed for cinema-goers to fully experience films in 360 degrees.

Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from New York.