September 11, 2017—D3D Cinema is pleased to
announce that its pioneering giant dome laser projection technology has been
selected for integration at the new Papalote Museo del Niño, Iztapalapa in
Mexico City. The museum is presently under construction and on target to
premiere in summer 2018. The facilities include a new giant screen cinema dome,
the first of its kind to be built in the Western Hemisphere in over two
decades. The new dome will feature D3D’s Laser CineDome technology, a
revolutionary laser-illuminated projection platform powered by Christie Digital,
making Papalote the first giant screen exhibitor in Mexico to announce a laser
projection installation.

“We love that we are bringing a high-quality laser dome solution
to Papalote Iztapalapa hand-in-hand with D3D,” said Marcia Larios Morales, Director
of Papalote Museo del Niño, Iztapalapa. “The Iztapalapa site complements
our other museum locations, but it will be the first to feature a dome. We
believe that the dome format is truly the most distinguished and unique in the
market to support the education of Mexican families in Iztapalapa. This theater
will offer our visitors a movie experience that is entertaining, educational,
very special and memorable.”

Built around three of Christie’s premium laser-illuminated cinema
heads, the Laser CineDome platform was designed to enhance the giant dome
viewing experience as well as maximize profitability for museum cinema
operators. In addition to the ultra-high definition (6K) laser playback, the
system package delivers DCI compliance and over 20,000 watts of dome-optimized
surround sound audio. Laser CineDome is currently installed at the Museum of
Science and Industry in Chicago and at the Great Lakes Science Center in

“We are excited to partner with D3D. The Laser CineDome presentation
quality is second to none and we are thrilled to offer this experience to our
audience in Iztapalapa and Mexico City in general,” said Ruben Piza, Director
of Commercial and Development at Papalote. “We’re eager to premiere this
technology in Mexico and feature the best dome content on the market. D3D’s
CineDome system is the right choice to offer a first-class experience in this
format to our visitors”.

“D3D is excited to be expanding our CineDome platform into Mexico
and extremely proud that our technology will be featured in the first new giant
dome to be constructed in many years,” said Don Kempf, President and Founder of
D3D Cinema. “Domes have always been special, but our new laser technology,
coupled with ultra-high-resolution cameras for dome film production, ushers in
a new era for the dome medium. With dramatically improved operating economics
over 15/70mm film, we are hopeful that more museums around the world will look
to bring the D3D/Christie Laser CineDome platform to their visitors. Congratulations
to Papalote for embracing this beloved format and bringing a 21st century
dome experience to Mexico.”



D3D Cinema specializes in immersive cinema and VR experiences for
museum, aquarium, zoo, science center and attractions industry clients
worldwide, providing a unique partnership approach to experiential
storytelling, hardware integration, and signature content production. Comprised
of institutional cinema and immersive media specialists, D3D offers
first-to-market technology, consultation, strategic planning, financing
packages, installation, content production & distribution, operational
support, post-production services, and theater service. D3D is headquartered in
Evanston, IL with offices in the greater Philadelphia and New York areas, Los
Angeles, and Ottawa, Canada.



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



Papalote is a nonprofit organization officially named Museo Interactivo
Infantil A.C. Today, it is the best cultural and leisure venue for Mexico
City's children and families, and one of the most visited children's museums in
the world.


Source: D3D Cinema