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November 20, 2020—The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s IMAX Theater in Connecticut will reopen Thanksgiving weekend for seven weeks of spectacular films—including the holiday classic The Polar Express—in a memorable giant screen finale. The theater has been closed by the pandemic since March 13 and is slated for demolition in 2021 to make way for a federal railroad bridge replacement project. To send the theater out in glory, The Maritime Aquarium will use the theater’s final seven weeks to present as many as 22 fan-favorite movies from past three decades. Special COVID protocols include reduced theater capacity and enhanced cleanings between shows.
October 19, 2017—The Riverfront Park IMAX building in Spokane, Washington, will come down in November, readying the park for its next
phase of construction. The decision to demolish the IMAX theater came in September 2016, but
its fate had been discussed for years. A master plan for the park’s
redevelopment, agreed to in 2014, called for closing the IMAX because of
declining revenues. Read the full article about the Riverfront Park IMAX demolition in The Spokesman-Review here.