El Paso’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will be transforming into a virtual reality landscape of Ready Player One on Friday, March 30 from 6 pm to 10 pm in celebration of Steven Spielberg’s latest fantasy adventure.

The theater lobby and the Glass Half Full Taproom will have a pop-up shop from Mr. Robot Toyz and Collectibles. Glitch Gaming Center Virtual Reality Stations will be available from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 30. 9-foot LED robots will also walk among the crowds from 7 to 9 p.m.


There also will be a Ready Player One Easter Egg Hunt from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31.

Theater employees will also be dressed as their favorite ’80s movie, video game or TV characters. Other activities are in the works, according to Alamo Drafthouse staff.

About Ready Player One

Ready Player One is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on Cline’s 2011 novel of the same name. The film is set in the year 2045 where much of humanity, to escape the desolation of the real-world, use the virtual reality software OASIS to engage in work and play. Wade Watts (Sheridan) discovers clues to a hidden game within the program that promises the winner full ownership of the OASIS. He joins several allies to try to complete the game before indentured players working for a large company, run by Nolan Sorrento (Mendelsohn), can do so.

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