Metropolis is delighted to announce that a ten seat capsule simulator featuring its acclaimed ‘Red Arrows experience’ is to be installed at Aerospace Bristol. Opening is scheduled for the 2023 Easter holidays.
The exclusive ‘in cockpit’ simulation ride was filmed by Metropolis with the famous Red Arrows on location in Cyprus and features stunning ‘pilot’s eye views’ of the teams mos daring manoeuvres.
Metropolis is at the forefront of the rapidly developing genre for ‘Flying Theatres’. These motion based theatres, which have been installed in major cities literally around the world, take visitors on a magic carpet ride over locations for example of geographic beauty or historical interest.
Metropolis has combined its content production skills with Simworx’ hardware to create a world class ‘one stop’ facility.
Metropolis announces today that it has installed one of its revolutionary Fly360 interactive simulators at Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park.
Located in the main hangar, adjacent to its supersonic Concorde aircraft exhibit, the two seat simulator allows visitors to ‘fly’ in fully interactive mode through 360 degrees in both vertical and horizontal planes.
Metropolis has operated two of these simulators, with high levels of customer satisfaction and commercial return, at the Fly Zone gallery in the London Science Museum.
Metropolis announces that Kaz Slowik has taken over as it’s technical and service authority following the retirement of Steve Judd.
Kaz has worked on all Metropolis equipment since 2010 and in most cases has been factory trained. He also maintains ongoing liaison with the manufacturers of all Metropolis installed equipment, many of whom are based in the United States.
Metropolis’ ground-breaking film, Fly with the Red Arrows, has opened in a new caspule simulator attraction at Discovery Museum, Newcastle. The film has also been on display in the motion theatres at RAF Museums in Cosford and Hendon since 2016.
Originally shot in 2010 at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus the film was a massive success at the London Science museum until it was replaced in 2014 by a new Metropolis 3D Red Arrows production.
Metropolis Entertainment has launched an entirely new genre in experiential films. Working in partnership with Simworx, Metropolis has produced a spectacular aerial film featuring the breath-taking beauty and diversity of Vietnam.
The film, which was specially shot at multiple locations in Vietnam in ultra-high definition, will be used in a Simworx ‘Flying Theatre’ to be installed at Bao Son Paradise Park in Hanoi. Visitors to the theatre will see the film projected onto a giant, spherical screen which will be complemented by dramatic suspended motion to create a truly immersive environment.
The majority of the film sequences were directed by Metropolis and shot using state-of-the-art drone mounted cameras. In post-production at Flock London the source material was enhanced with photo-realistic animation and effects. A specially composed music track with atmospheric audio effects compliments the visuals and is presented to the audience via ten channels of surround sound.
Metropolis’ executive producer, Ghislaine Walls said the new film here, “represents a new genre in experiential film making. We are currently contemplating similar projects in Norway, the Middle East and other Asian locations.”
Metropolis is a world leader in experiential film production and in recent years has produced immersive films with the Red Arrows and RAF Typhoon Force as well as the Bloodhound world record breaking car and the Men’s World Cup Downhill.
Metropolis is a full service production company with other specialities in corporate and commercials productions for both broadcast and non-broadcast clients.
View the film Flying over beautiful Vietnam here.
Fly 360 simulator opens in the Air & Space Hall at Manchester Museum of Science & Industry.
Metropolis is the UK sales and service agent for these unique 360° interactive flight simulators and operates two units in a joint venture with the London Science Museum.
Over the past years the 360 simulator has proved immensely popular with visitors to Fly Zone and this success has led to the installation in Manchester.
Metropolis simulation attraction has opened at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, Oslo.
In partnership with Massive Scandinavia, Norway’s most successful attraction operator, Metropolis has installed a fully refurbished Morphis 3D simulator to take visitors on an exciting winter sports adventure.
The museum is Oslo’s number one tourist venue and Metropolis has produced special point of view content to give visitors the true experience of the World Cup Men’s Downhill skiing at up to 100 mph.