A brand new Star Wars exhibition has popped up in New York City at the Dolby SoHo flagship store. From December 6, 2019 to January 5, 2020, get ready to make the jump to lightspeed as you’re transported to a galaxy far, far away via 11 interactive exhibits including photo ops, art galleries, and more! Scroll through for some of the highlights as well as a video recap at the end of this article!
The Dolby SoHo Star Wars exhibition is filled with galactic adventures that begin as soon as you step through the door. As much as it is a promotion for the upcoming release of Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker, this is an exhibition for any Star Wars fan – and Dolby absolutely delivers the epic sights & sounds that the Star Wars franchise is known for, with the use of their Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos technology. Whether it’s wall-to-wall projection, home theater displays, or John Williams musical score playing throughout, you’ll be immersed in everything Star Wars.
After walking through the hall of theatrical posters of each Episode, you’ll step into the infamous Dolby “Experience Room”, a 1,000 square foot fully projection-mapped room paired with state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos audio. On top of seeing space dogfights, the “Experience Room” was looping the trailer for The Rise Of Skywalker wall-to-wall!
The “Living Room” was decked out in Star Wars collectibles like books, lamps, action figures, and LEGOs to give you a taste of what a true Star Wars geek cave would feel like! Plus, iconic Star Wars scenes were playing through the home theater system to give you a sampling of a Dolby home entertainment experience.
One of the coolest sections of Dolby SoHo, and by extension this new Star Wars exhibition, is the “Virtual Forest”. 18 free-standing screens are synced with Star Wars footage and played back with overhead Dolby Atmos. Be sure to check out the video at the end to see what this is like!
And while fans can also experience Dolby technology at this exhibition in the 26-seat cinema with a special 8 minute video, there are other stations set up like the “Dimension Experience” where you can demo Dolby wireless headphones, or the wall of personal media devices where Dolby technology is now available:
But as you pass the ceiling of lightsabers and head to the lower level, you’ll find some surprises…
First Order Sith Troopers await you as you enter the art gallery featuring stills from the films, a collage of all 9 films from the Skywalker saga, and more!
Down here is also tons of seating where you can relax and just take in all the sights & sounds of the exhibition. And a beanbag lounge rests beneath a lightscape as the logo for The Rise Of Skywalker is illuminated on the wall.
But one exhibit that can be easily missed is a nook by the “Living Room” which allows you to choose a side of the Force for a short video clip which gets e-mailed to you.
Select from Rey or Kylo Ren’s lightsaber and get ready for action! Set to music and additional graphics, you can easily post these on your social media stories or simply keep as a digital souvenir! (See the video for more)
And before you leave, don’t forget to check out the “Infinity Space” which reflects a wall of televisions displaying graphics of Star Wars characters Rey & Kylo Ren from The Rise Of Skywalker. This can be the last exhibit you view before filling out a survey with a staff member to receive an exclusive poster for The Rise Of Skywalker!
Other giveaways will be available from time to time, as well as special events hosted while the exhibition is live. Not to mention, this pop-up is completely free! So be sure to check out the Dolby SoHo website for more details before this exhibit goes back to a galaxy far, far away!