There are lots of ways to watch movies on my computer you say, so why would anyone want to watch a movie IN Second Life? There is a reason and a clue is presented in the photo on the right.
In Second Life you can watch a movie with your friends. You can meet in the lobby, get popcorn and sit together in the theater. As a group, you can laugh at the funny bits and cry at the sad ones. Second Life’s ability to add that feeling of “being there, together” makes watching a movie on your computer (usually a lonely activity at best) into a party with best buds.
I asked the owner of the Oahu Cinema Drive-In, Twstd Mano (Twstd Ruggles), about her theater. It’s a drive-in nestled in a tropical setting and provides a number of cool old cars for patrons to sit in. The theater has a large selection of films and they are “on demand” and free. Most of the other theaters I found are “on demand” but Squeebee’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) does have live events each week.
MST3K deserves some qualification as it shows old TV programs but they consist of a guy and two robots watching old “B” grade horror and science fiction films. The guy and robots keep up a running commentary on the action in the films. MST3K has a cult following and the overall effect is very funny.
When you are seeking a quiet evening with a friend why not select a Second Life movie theater. Chose a theater, get a box of popcorn and a soda, and settle in for mystery, adventure, romance, drama or funk on the silver screen.
- Squeebee’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K Movie Theater). Showing all your favorite episodes of MST3K on-demand! Events every Monday at 5 pm, Wednesday’s at 6 pm and Friday’s at 12 noon and 7 pm SLT. This Island Earth (193, 158, 22)
- Second Cinema Movie Theater. We have four huge screens for you to enjoy. A new movie is available every week. Bring a friend and grab a free snack and a drink. Odie (192, 252,1 502)
- Furious Films. Furious Films is a moviegoers cooperative specializing in current flicks – action, horror, suspense, and whatever else catches our fancy. Chinati (151, 92, 22)
- Oahu Cinema Drive-In. Come enjoy movies on the big screen at the Oahu Cinema Drive in. In front of you a great blockbuster movie and behind you is beautiful Hawaiian beach. Over 45 free movies to select from. Popcorn and refreshments provided complimentary. Oahu (49, 149, 23)
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