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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.
December 21, 2018—Mike Day, Executive Vice President at the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) and giant screen industry innovator, will retire on March 3, 2019. Mike has been at SMM for 40 years, where he opened the world's second Omnitheater and produced more than a dozen films, including Ring of Fire and Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees. Day was one of the founders of the Space Theater Consortium, the industry association precursor of GSCA. We thank Mike for being a stalwart champion of dome theaters and for his dedication and many contributions to the industry, the association, and the educational giant screen experience. Click here to read the full article from the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
October 26, 2015—Brand USA—the destination-marketing organization for the U.S.—has named REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) as a "Proud Sponsor" of the new giant screen film National Parks Adventure
, which will be released in IMAX® theaters and giant-screen cinemas in February 2016 around the globe. The film is produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films, a leader in the giant-screen documentary film industry.
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.