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.

Replacing the existing
IMAX® film projection system, D3D’s Gen 2 Laser CineDome system features
ultra-high 6K resolution via a trio of advanced Christie laser projectors, high
frame rate capability (up to 120 fps), and dramatically expanded contrast
ratios. The state-of-the-art laser system produces incredibly vivid images with
a brilliant expanded dynamic range and color gamut far beyond the capabilities
of film-based and first-generation laser-illuminated projection systems. D3D
will also upgrade the audio system with a dome-optimized surround-sound speaker
array delivering 25,000 watts of power for an incredibly lifelike and immersive
aural experience, capable of reproducing the clap of a sonic boom or the whisper
of an evening breeze with equal fidelity.

“The upgrade was a major
decision for our science center, but not a hard one to make,” said Don Comeaux,
Executive Director of ESC. “We’d been evaluating options and surveying guests
since 2012, and we realized that quality was more important than brand.
Besides, we believe that our own brand is the most important and valuable one
in the local market and we wanted to promote it as such. So, we compared
all the potential solutions on the market and, simply put, we found that D3D’s
Laser CineDome will provide our guests the highest quality dome theater system
that is easily upgradable and showcases the pinnacle of what projection
technology can offer now and in the future. It’s a source of extreme pride that
our institution will be the very first to install the Gen2 CineDome system. And
it’s so gratifying for me personally to say that Mobile, Alabama, will offer
the best giant dome cinema experience in the world.” 

“For decades, the
Exploreum Science center has been a very important part of Mobile’s community—educating
and enlightening over two million viewers in the Giant Dome theater,” said
Derek Threinen, Vice President of Business Development for D3D Cinema. “We’re
honored that the Exploreum has put their trust in us to bring an even more
awe-inspiring Giant Dome experience to the next generation of visitors, and
look forward to broadening our long partnership in the coming years.”



Cinema (D3D) offers complete digital cinema and virtual-reality solutions
and services to museum and attraction industry clients worldwide, providing a
unique partnership approach built around five core capabilities – theater
design and installation; touring exhibition theaters; cutting-edge Virtual
Reality attractions, an award-winning library of giant-screen digital content;
and custom signature film production. Comprised of institutional theater
specialists, D3D excels in bringing first-to-market immersive cinema
technologies to its clients, offering technology-agnostic consultation,
strategic planning, installation, operational support and ongoing service. D3D
is headquartered in Evanston, IL with offices in the greater New York and
Philadelphia areas, Canada and Spain. Visit www.d3dcinema.com.


The Exploreum Science Center (ESC), the Gulf Coast’s only comprehensive
science center, has been delivering innovative, STEM-based educational
programming for more than 35 years. With permanent and changing exhibits,
summer camps, laboratory demonstrations, hands-on programming, and
thought-provoking larger-than-life giant screen films, the Exploreum Science
Center serves as a bridge between formal classroom and self-directed science
learning. We partner with schools and other organization throughout the region
and welcomed 140,000 visitors of all ages from around the world in 2018. For
more information, visit www.exploreum.org or call (251) 208-6852. 


Christie Digital Systems USA,
Inc. is a global visual and audio 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 images. Visit www.christiedigital.com.


Source: D3D Cinema