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February 13, 2023 — The new space adventure, Little Major Tom: Into the Unknown, will premiere at Experimenta, located in Heilbronn, Germany, on Thursday, April 27, 2023. The world premiere event will include a live performance by Peter Schilling and his band, and Little Major Tom: Into the Unknown will also premiere at planetariums and fulldome theaters in Germany and around the world on April 27. Dr. Peter Popp, of both Softmachine and Reef Distribution, and musician Peter Schilling, singer of the international hit song “Major Tom (Coming Home),” teamed up to create Little Major Tom: Into the Unknown exclusively for fulldome theaters.
January 5, 2023—The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Omni Theater will reopen with a Cosm giant LED screen. The theater has been closed since March 2020. The $20.3 million project also includes an extensive renovation of the theater lobby. The museum hopes to begin construction in early 2023.
October 28, 2022—The Goodman IMAX Dome Theater at Sci-port Discovery Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, is closed for construction to replace the current IMAX film projection system to IMAX with Laser. The IMAX Dome will show major motion pictures starting in November, such as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Avatar: The Way of the Water, in addition to continuing to offer educational documentaries. Ancient Caves, by Oceanic Research Group and MacGillivray Freeman Films, is the first film scheduled for November 2022.
August 19, 2022—Hollywood Park, the largest urban mixed-use mega development under construction in the Western United States, announces a new signed tenant, Cosm, a global leader in experiential media and immersive technology, which will introduce its first public venue in Hollywood Park. The forthcoming location will be the first venue of its kind to bring entertainment to life by utilizing Cosm’s revolutionary domed and compound curved LED technology. Guests will be able to directly experience immersive content through the company’s proprietary, best-in-class technology that seamlessly bridges the gap between virtual and physical realities.
July 13, 2022—Christie® is pleased to share that its RGB pure laser projectors are lighting up the recently refurbished Infinity Dome theatre at TELUS Spark Science Centre in Calgary, Alberta. The dome stands three stories high and 21 meters (69 feet) across, making it one of the largest dome theatres in western Canada, and one of the brightest in North America with eight Christie Griffyn™ 4K32-RGB pure laser projectors delivering 272,000 lumens. RSA Cosmos–Konica Minolta, global leader in digital planetariums, in partnership with Solotech, global leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology, specified and installed the new digital system.
January 6, 2022—D3D Cinema, in partnership with Christie®, is proud to announce that the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST)
in Syracuse, New York, has selected D3D to provide a generational
transformation of MOST’s Giant Dome theater with the installation of a
stunning second generation (Gen 2) laser-illuminated, ultra
high-resolution Laser CineDome projection system. The theater is
scheduled to reopen in February 2022 after a complete renovation,
including new seating, flooring, lighting and an impressive new NanoSeam dome surface.
July 22, 2021—After a 14-month closure for its largest ever renovation, the Space Theatre of the Hong Kong Space Museum, which has been thrilling audiences since its inception in 1980, reopened on July 1, 2021. The major part of the renovation was the replacement of the 23-metre-diameter dome screen with a new one comprising 428 aluminum panels that are less than 1mm thick. The panels utilize the latest NanoSeam technology and offer a seamless viewing experience. The screen, together with the six new Christie Mirage 304 projectors, produce sharper and more colorful images. Other facilities of the Space Theatre, including the newly installed Sky-Skan DigitalSky–Dark Matter projection system, audio and sound equipment, the control and production studios have all been upgraded with cutting-edge technologies to provide audiences with exhilarating audiovisual experiences.
April 15, 2021—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to
announce Evans & Sutherland, a Cosm Company, as the exclusive
Partner Sponsor for Virtual Film Expo 2021, April 19–23. Evans
& Sutherland (E&S) is a committed supporter of GSCA, and
believes their major contribution to the Virtual Film Expo is an
important step in helping the Association grow and advance the industry.
As GSCA theaters adapt to the challenges of Coronavirus worldwide,
E&S is investing in the future success of Giant Screen theaters and
innovative technologies that will impact long-term success.
February 4, 2021—Cosm, a global technology company that builds
end-to-end solutions for immersive experiences, emerges after months of
M&A and R&D activity. Cosm’s technological foundation
is built on the capabilities of three core companies—Evans & Sutherland, Spitz, and LiveLike VR—that continue to
operate as individual brands, each of which contributes key components
to the portfolio of technology and services offered. The company provides a full stack
experience solution including the physical design, engineering, and
manufacturing; as well as the software, display engine, and content
needs to deliver immersive experiences at scale. Additionally, Cosm
unveils its Experience Center which houses a 20-meter diameter immersive
8K LED dome to be used in science, education, theme parks, attractions,
sports and entertainment venues.
Sept. 16, 2020, SALT LAKE CITY—Evans & Sutherland recently completed
the installation of Europe’s first ESX projection system at Omniversum,
a 300-seat Giant Dome Cinema in The Hague. The ESX digital display
replaces an existing 15/70 film projector with a multi-projector system
utilizing RGB laser projection.