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December 27, 2016—IMAX and the Montreal Science Centre today announced an agreement to install IMAX's next-generation digital laser projection system—IMAX® with Laser —at its IMAX® TELUS theatre. The groundbreaking new laser technology will replace the current IMAX film projection system and further enhance The IMAX Experience® for visitors.
April 19, 2016—In September, the Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Dome Theater & Planetarium (Dome Theater) at the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) will replace their giant screen 15/70 film system with a new 8K Digistar 5 immersive digital cinema/digital planetarium system from Evans & Sutherland.
March 24, 2016—Starting April 4, guests will get a re-invented cinematic experience complete with new 4K digital state-of-the-art projection system, sound, screen and seating when The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience opens. The upgrades to the Giant Screen Experience were designed by D3D Cinema, who installed the new dual Christie 4K digital projection with MasterImage 3-D technology, the QSC audio system and new MDI premium silver screen for exceptional resolution and brightness. The system features the first museum-based ultra-high resolution 4K projection system in the greater Detroit area.
March 23, 2016—Liberty Science Center is pleased to announce that Jennifer Chalsty, a former high school teacher, has made a generous $5M gift to the Science Center to fund the creation of the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Her gift—the single largest gift that LSC has ever received from an individual—will provide for the conversion of the IMAX Dome Theater from film to digital, the addition of software and hardware necessary for the theater to also function as a planetarium, the replacement of the screen, and the refurbishing of the theater. The target date for opening the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium is December 2017.
January 11, 2016—Director of Smithsonian Theaters Zarth Bertsch discusses the Air & Space Museum Lockheed Martin Theater's conversion from 70mm to IMAX with laser digital in this interview with dcist.com. Read the full interview with Zarth Bertsch here.
August 24, 2015—Mike Day—senior vice president at the Science Museum of Minnesota—sat down with The Tangential at a table overlooking the museum’s lobby to talk about all things Omni, including the first phase of its conversion to an IMAX Laser Dome with digital projection. Read the full interview with Mike Day here.
July 20, 2015—IMAX and Science North in Sudbury, Ontario, have announced an agreement to install IMAX’s next-generation digital laser projection system at its IMAX® theatre. IMAX has signed more than 71 laser system deals to date.
May 1, 2015—IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced it is launching its new laser projection system in the Airbus IMAX Theater at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., and in the Boeing IMAX Theater at Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington on May 1—just in time for the release of Marvel's highly anticipated film, Avengers: Age of Ultron. The ground-breaking technology will provide audiences at the theatres with unparalleled brightness, contrast, color and sound.