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December 12, 2022—The Hemisfèric, part of the cultural and scientific complex at the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain, recently installed a Christie® CP4450-RGB pure laser cinema projector in its main theatre—the biggest of its kind in Spain, with a concave dome screen covering 900 square meters (9687 square feet) and 24 meters (79 feet) in diameter. Christie’s partner Ingevideo installed the projector.
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.
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.
February 17, 2022—D3D Cinema is proud to announce that the Denver Museum
of Nature & Science will upgrade and replace their existing IMAX
Digital system with a state-of-the-art laser-illuminated 4K 3D
projection system designed and integrated by D3D. The new projection and
sound systems will serve as the cornerstone in a generational upgrade
of the giant-screen theater in Phipps Auditorium, which will also
include a renovation of the seating and other public areas of the
theater. D3D will be integrating Barco's latest high-efficiency 40,000-lumen
laser projectors with a premium QSC surround-sound system, MDI
high-gain projection screen, a capable Crestron-based
alternative-content suite and an enhanced accessibility package. The
newly upgraded theater is scheduled to open to the public in Fall 2022.
February 2, 2022—Discovery Place Science, the leading hub for science
learning in the Carolinas, announced today that it has replaced its IMAX
film projection system with IMAX’s next-generation laser technology
designed for 180-degree domed theatre environments thanks to a
partnership with Accenture. The theatre has been closed since March of
2020 and undergone extensive renovations, including installing IMAX’s
groundbreaking technology as well as new seats, carpet, speaker system
and air filtration. Discovery Place Science will welcome audiences back
to the upgraded Accenture IMAX® Dome Theatre on February 11 with the
release of The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert
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.
October 16, 2019—The Science Museum of Minnesota's Omnitheater reopens this weekend after a 10-week closure to convert to the IMAX laser projection system for domes, making it the third theater in the world to do so. Click to read the full Minneapolis Star Tribune
article about the Omnitheater renovation.
April 5, 2019—D3D Cinema, in partnership
with Christie®, is proud to announce that the Exploreum Science Center (ESC) in
Mobile, Alabama, has selected D3D to install its stunning new second generation
(Gen 2) laser-illuminated, ultra high-resolution Laser CineDome projection
system into their Giant Dome theater.
March 9, 2019—Building on the success of the
acclaimed Laser CineDome platform, D3D Cinema and Christie are pleased
announce the groundbreaking next generation upgrade–Gen2–featuring
Christie’s new D4K40-RGB pure laser projectors. The Laser CineDome
premiered in late 2016 as a premium giant dome projection platform,
replace film-based 70mm theater systems in museums and science centers.
The Gen2 option will be available in Q2 2019 and will be offered to
theaters at a price point lower than the Gen1 version.
February 5, 2019—Evans & Sutherland (E&S),
provider of Digistar, the world’s leading digital planetarium system, has
acquired 10 of the new Christie® D4K40-RGB RealLaser™ projectors
for its Dome Demonstration Center and for installation in the U.S. Space &
Rocket Center (USSRC) planetarium in Huntsville, Alabama.