Imax Corp. will open a virtual reality arcade at the Grove shopping center at the end of this week. The facility is the first of six planned virtual reality arcades worldwide, including spaces in Great Britain, Japan, and China.

The space will feature virtual reality games, as well as virtual reality video experiences, and will be a business experiment for Imax of Ontario, Canada, Chief Business Development officer Rob Lister said to Variety.

The virtual reality arcades are developed in partnership with virtual reality production and headset company Starbreeze of Stockholm. Starbreeze's library of virtual reality entertainment and games, as well as content created on the Imax Google VR camera, will be made available to consumers in the arcades.

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