Universal Studios Brings 'Secret Life of Pets 2' to Life at L.A.-Area Movie Theater

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Pop-up Then Popcorn

To celebrate the premiere of the Secret Life of Pets 2, Universal Studios - in partnership with Grandesign Experiential – is extending the adventures of Max and his favorite furry friends beyond the big screen and onto the floors of an LA-based movie theater. Beginning on the movie’s release date through July 7, movie-goers have an opportunity to enjoy the pop-up experience featuring six different interactive stations for an additional small fee.

Snapshot of activations below:

  • Flip Book - Using a green screen backdrop, fans will record themselves performing alongside Chloe, Buddy or Daisy for a branded take home flip book animation.

  • Hamster Wheel - A life-sized hamster wheel will allow fans to get inside the cage for an Instagram-worthy photo moment.

  • Peek-A-Boo Wall – The 20-foot brownstone building - where the pets call home - was created for people to peek through various windows and mail slots to view exclusive movie clips.

  • Let's Play Fetch - Fans will test their ball catching abilities by playing a custom designed Microsoft Kinect game. Fans will move their head in all directions to catch as many tennis balls - and busy bees - as they can in 60 seconds.

  • Dog Toy Making Station - A hands on arts and craft station will give dog lovers the opportunity to create their own colorful custom dog tug toys.

  • Leash Photo Op - Fans will take their picture against a backdrop where they will appear to hold three leashes and walk Buddy, Max and Duke.


The Secret Life of Pets 2 pop-up experience will take place at AMC Thousand Oaks 14 at 166 W. Hillcrest Dr. Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Find ticket times here.

Anabel Marquez