June 2, 2017—D3D Cinema, in partnership with Christie®, is proud to announce that the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), opened their new laser-illuminated, ultra-high resolution dome projection system to visitors on Memorial Day to great acclaim from both audiences and local media outlets.
D3D and Christie recently installed the new system in MSI's five-story domed theater which features ultra-high 6K resolution, high frame rate capability (up to 120 fps), and supreme contrast ratios. The state-of-the-art lasers are capable of delivering up to 150,000 lumens on the dome with a brilliant expanded dynamic range and color gamut far beyond the capabilities of film-based and xenon-illuminated projection systems. The audio upgrade will feature a dome-optimized surround-sound speaker array delivering 25,000 watts of power.
"It's spectacular. Really, it's just incredible," said Gil Perez, Director of Film & Guest Operations at MSI.
"The giant dome experience has always been incredibly unique—the sensation of immersion is unparalleled, and it has never been so powerfully delivered than with this new system," said Derek Threinen, Vice President of Business Development for D3D. "Audience response has been fantastic—they love the magical sensation of being transported to another place by the bright, clear and colorful ultra-high resolution images, and being surrounded by breathtakingly rich surround sound. We’re so pleased that MSI has chosen to bring this exciting new technology to Chicago, to provide these exciting and memorable experiences to a new generation of visitors to their theater.”
Find out more about the new system at MSI from Chicago's WGN TV: http://wgntv.com/2017/05/31/msi-giant-movie/
About D3D Cinema
D3D Cinema (D3D) offers complete digital cinema solutions and services to museum and attraction industry clients worldwide, providing a unique partnership approach to cinema design and content production built around four core capabilities - theater design and installation; touring exhibition theaters; an award-winning library of giant-screen digital content; and custom signature film production. Comprised of institutional theater specialists, D3D excels in bringing first-to-market immersive cinema technologies to its clients, offering technology-agnostic consultation, strategic planning, installation, content production & distribution, operational support, and ongoing service. D3D is headquartered in Evanston, IL, with offices in the greater New York and Philadelphia areas, Canada, and Spain. www.d3dcinema.com
About The Museum of Science and Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), one of the largest science museums in the world, offers world-class and uniquely interactive experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. From groundbreaking and award-winning exhibits that can’t be found anywhere else, to hands-on opportunities that make you the scientist—a visit to MSI is where fun and learning mix. Through its Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE), the Museum offers a variety of student, teacher and family programs that make a difference in communities and contribute to MSI’s larger vision: to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, medicine and engineering. Come visit and find your inspiration! MSI is open 9:30–4 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Extended hours, until 5:30 p.m., are offered during peak periods. The Museum is grateful for the support of its donors and guests, who make its work possible. MSI is also supported in part by the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information, visit msichicago.org or call (773) 684-1414.
About Christie Digital Systems USA Inc.
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. www.christiedigital.com
Source: D3D Cinema