I was watching this Vine video of a Virtual Reality (VR) rollercoaster experience complete with mechanical enhancements:
Maybe VR will revitalize the movie and themepark entertainment experience, rather than keep people in their own homes for VR entertainment?
The addition of physical movement would be hard to replicate at home, and some venue featuring these experiences would be great group entertainment. As to how to invest for this, that remains a question. Will theaters adopt this new business model, or will new disruptive companies rise to replace theaters (think back to how newspapers adapted to the internet, and blockbuster adapted to streaming).
So don’t necessarily think VR will kill the public entertainment industry – maybe we all won’t be holed up in our house with goggles on. This may be a trend to keep an eye on.