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400-Seats Holographic Theater Opens in Japan

A permanent theater devoted exclusively to 3D CG imagery will open this spring in Yokohama, Japan.

The 400 seats theater will be housed in a one-story building where the audience can enjoy stereoscopic images without having to wear 3D glasses because the CG imagery will be projected on stage. Details of the exact technology used are not available yet. The theater is expected to host shows exclusively using computer-generated imagery, and will be available for music concerts, theatrical plays, game events and other programs.

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3D Used to Promote Japanese Culture

Because Japanese content in the digital entertainment field are also popular outside the country, Sotetsu UrbanCreates Co (the project lead partner)  intends to make the theater "as a platform to promote new culture and as a sightseeing facility that attracts tourists from overseas," a company representative said.

Source: Asahi Shimbun.