LIGHTHOUSE IMMERSIVE ANNOUNCES THE WORLD PREMIERE OF JAMIE ALLAN’S MAGIC IMMERSIVE: A MYSTIFYING EXPERIENCE ENVELOPING AUDIENCES IN 360 DEGREES OF JAW-DROPPING MAGIC PERFORMANCES AND INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS
Exhibit Features a Virtual Performance by World-Renowned Magic Duo Penn and Teller.
Tickets Now On-Sale Through Jan. 2
CHICAGO –From the innovators behind the blockbuster “Immersive Van Gogh” exhibition seen by over 3.5 million visitors since its North American debut last year comes an exhilarating magic experience just in time to ignite the holiday season.
This December, Lighthouse Immersive and the famed British illusionist Jamie Allan invite audiences into a world of intrigue, mystery and wonder with Magic Immersive. Consisting of a series of rooms, stages and interactive displays, Magic Immersive transports visitors to different eras in time, revealing the evolution of magic acts throughout history and the secrets of the world’s greatest magic performers. Tickets are now on sale through Jan. 2 at magic immersive.com.
This first-of-its-kind installation will occupy the third and fourth floors of 360 N. State St., the venue that hosted The Art of Banksyin the fall and is also the home of Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications. The official name for the exhibition space is “The Illusionarium at Magic Immersive.”
Magic Immersive features dozens of acts from engaging close-up parlor magic to one of the largest touring illusions in the world: the Mega Drill, all spread across two whole floors worth of immersive performance space, engaging audiences in 360 degrees of experiential magic while revealing amazing feats from the history of stage magic along the way. The venue additionally houses a bar and the Palais Royal VIP theater, which features an exclusive parlor for close-up magic performances.
Some members of magic royalty delivered their own magic for the exhibit. One exclusive experience includes a pre-recorded illusion presented by the world-renowned comedic magic duo Penn and Teller just for Magic Immersive audiences, while a separate display from David Copperfield allows visitors to capture a “selfie” of themselves being levitated by him.
In addition, world-renowned daredevil and escapologist Jonathan Goodwin personally designed and built his modern version of Houdini’s “Water Escape” adding an especially thrilling moment. These experiences simply scratch the surface of what Magic Immersive offers. From death-defying escapes to sleight of hand magic to vanishings and levitations; the Illusionarium performance space features one of the most ambitious assemblies of magic performances ever presented. “Magic Immersive” was, in many ways, born of my own lifelong love of magic as well as from the circumstances of the pandemic,” says co-producer Corey Ross of Lighthouse Immersive. “I had intended to bring Jamie’s iMagician stage show to Toronto last December, but when it became clear that wasn’t possible, he and I began to ask ourselves what could be possible in this new world. What we have come up with is infinitely exciting, and demonstrates how amazing ideas can be born from challenge.” “Magic Immersive is completely unique in seamlessly blending technology and practical magic –I have been combining magic and technology since I was a boy, but this takes that passion to a whole new level,” says creator Jamie Allan (iMagician). “I am so thrilled to debut this experiential work in Chicago in a venue that is quickly becoming known as an exhibition space.”
Tickets for Magic Immersivest art at $45, VIP options and add-ons are also available. Tickets are now on sale for showings through Jan. 2. For more information on Magic Immersive, and to purchase tickets, visit magicimmersive.com. Follow Magic Immersiveon social media on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
ABOUT JAMIE ALLAN
Jamie Allan is world-renowned for fusing magic with high technology. As the UK’s original technology magician, he premiered his iMagic creation on ITV’s “This Morning” in 1995 when he was just a teenager. Since then, he has been performing and designing incredible modern illusions using leading edge technology and innovative methods including working with iPads, holograms, laser beams, 3D video mapping, 4D lasers, drones and interactive social media to engage and amaze his audiences. He also holds the accolade of being the most televised British illusionist of the last decade and has become known as the iMagician. Jamie performed his signature iPad illusion “Digital Art” to close the BBC One Show live to millions of viewers, an illusion he has repeated live on “Grand Cabaret Du Monde”, “BBC Breakfast”, “The Slammer” and the “Penn and Teller: Fool Us” television series. He has also been seen as a star mentor on the ITV1 prime-time show “Get Your Act Together” and was a winner of ITV’s prime-time show “The Next Great Magician.” Jamie’s award-winning production “iMagician” opened at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End in 2015. In 2017, he was chosen by his peers to headline the world’s largest magic convention in front of 3,500 magicians. In the same year, he was bestowed the highest honor of The Magic Circle; invited by the President, he became one of the very few members of The Inner Magic Circle. Jamie joined the ranks of Harry Houdini, David Copperfield and Derren Brown in this exclusive, internationally acclaimed and historic society. iMagician debuted in the United States in 2018 becoming the highest selling magic show ever in the history of Chicago theatre district during his residency at the Harris Theatre.
ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE IMMERSIVE
Founded in 2019 by Toronto-based producers, Corey Ross and Svetlana Dvoretsky, Lighthouse Immersive is the first experiential entertainment multi-plex, aiming to cultivate community and creativity through large-scale events and exhibitions of all art forms. With locations across North America, Lighthouse Immersive offers versatile spaces for creators to present their work while engaging audiences around the globe in unique art experiences that encourage dialogue and inspire new artistic creations. The home of the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit, Lighthouse Immersive blends state-of-the-art technology with breathtaking imagery and animation for experiential experiences that visitors will not soon forget.