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New immersive and interactive movie experience coming soon to Houston's Candytopia space

New interactive movie experience coming soon to Houston's Candytopia

Movietopia is coming to Houston. Photo by Getty Images for Movietopia

Candytopia has been one of this summer's hottest experiences. Since June, the interactive art installation has entertained Houstonians of all ages, but the pop-up ends September 29.

Turns out the space the exhibit occupies won't stay empty for long. Candytopia has partnered with Planet Hollywood to bring a new experience called Movietopia to Houston. Described as an "interactive destination filled with immersive imagery," Movietopia will allow attendees to "place themselves into iconic movie scenes and interact with the iconic objects from those films," according to a release.

“The creation of Movietopia allows us to continue our mission of reinventing and merging retail with live entertainment, while providing guests a truly original experience,” John Goodman, Candytopia CEO, said in a statement. "We are thrilled to be working with Planet Hollywood and their extensive memorabilia collection to bring some of your favorite movies to life with an event like no other.”

Planet Hollywood's memorabilia collection contains over 55,000 items. Giovanni Yruela, president of partnerships and alliances for Planet Hollywood's parents company Earl Enterprises, tells CultureMap that Movietopia will offer pieces from Forrest Gump, Titanic, Ferris Bueller, Indiana Jones, and Tim Burton films, among others.

"Given the success of Candytopia’s Houston residency, we felt it was the perfect opportunity to debut this one-of-a-kind experience and love for motion picture in the same space," Yruela added. "We are honored that the city of Houston has already shown so much enthusiasm, and we can’t wait to open our doors."

The exhibit will open in November. Ticket prices and an on-sale date have yet to be announced, but early access will be granted to people who sign up at Movietopia's website.