The St Louis Science Center’s OMNIMAX Theater will close to undertake its largest renovation since it was built in 1991, converting the film projection system to IMAX’s next-generation laser technology designed for 180-degree domed theater environments – IMAX® with Laser. The groundbreaking new laser technology will further enhance The IMAX Experience® for guests. The theater will be temporarily closing on July 29 and reopening in late November.
IMAX with Laser represents a quantum leap forward in cinema technology – providing audiences with the sharpest, brightest, clearest and most vivid digital images ever combined with powerful, immersive audio. The new technology will allow the Science Center to deliver a wider array of the highest-quality digital content – including documentaries and blockbuster films – and lead the industry with new kinds of cutting-edge educational experiences.
“The Science Center is thrilled to make this major upgrade to the OMNIMAX Theater, which is a well-known destination in the St. Louis area,” said Barbara Boyle, interim CEO of the Saint Louis Science Center. “The changes will provide a richer, more immersive experience for our guests, while also utilizing less energy and creating savings in operational costs. This is just one way the Science Center continues to innovate, while keeping our guests at the center of everything we do.”
The new system also includes IMAX’s state-of-the-art sound technology that delivers the ultimate in power and precision. IMAX’s six-laser-aligned loudspeakers distribute equal volume throughout the theater to create an optimum listening environment that ensures every seat is the best seat in the house. Whether it’s hearing a pin drop or feeling the heart-palpitating force of a volcano erupting, audiences will experience complete audio immersion.
Other updates to the OMNIMAX during this time include:
New NanoSeam™ screen, making every inch of the dome surface completely uniform and seam-free
Wider seats with retractable arm rests, creating a more comfortable experience for guests
Raising the pit of the theater, allowing presenters at special events to be closer to the audience
Wider variety of accessibility options, including more space for visitors using wheelchairs, companion seating and upgraded technology for visitors with visual and hearing impairments
Ability to livestream and simulcast content, increasing the variety of presentation events
Updated OMNIMAX Theater lobby
Since the theater opened in 1991, it has shown 117 films to over 8.7 million visitors. For more information about the OMNIMAX Theater, please visit slsc.org/omnimax.
Comments Off on Design Silverfish uses Christie projectors to immerse visitors in South Korean culture
Comments Off on Panasonic providing specialized projection technology for Illuminarium experience centers
Comments Off on Epson’s new LightScene laser projectors combine lighting and digital projection
Comments Off on Lotte World becomes world’s first theme park to deploy Christie Mystique for outdoor 3D projection mapping
Jan 26, 2021 Comments Off on InPark exclusive: Two new attractions grace the City of Sails
Jan 26, 2021 Comments Off on Evans & Sutherland, Spitz, and LiveLike VR join immersive forces as Cosm
Jan 25, 2021 Comments Off on San Diego Zoo Safari Park gorillas recovering from SARS-CoV-2
Jan 22, 2021 Comments Off on Looking forward, WhiteWater redefines leadership team
Dec 29, 2020 Comments Off on Cedar Fair seeks Corporate Director, CommunicationsThe position will lead strategy development and execution...
Dec 28, 2020 Comments Off on Pursuit seeks Financial Analyst, FP&AThis role will focus on all aspects of financial planning...
Dec 26, 2020 Comments Off on AOA seeks Show Set DesignerThere will be a great deal of freedom, which will be...
Dec 09, 2020 Comments Off on Visualization firm THE THIRD FLOOR has openings for a variety of positionsTHE THIRD FLOOR is currently seeking Postvis Generalists,...
Dec 09, 2020 Comments Off on CineVenture seeks 3D character animatorCineVenture develops high-end content for the global...