Friday, April 19, 2024

D3D Open Giant Screen Dome Theater System at Chicago’s MSI

D3D Cinema, in partnership with Christie®, is proud announces that the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) opened their new laser-illuminated, ultra-high resolution dome projection system to visitors on Memorial Day to great acclaim from both audiences and local media outlets.

D3D and Christie recently installed the new system in MSI’s five-story domed theater which features ultra-high 6K resolution, high frame rate capability (up to 120 fps), and supreme contrast ratios. The state-of-the-art lasers are capable of delivering up to 150,000 lumens on the dome with a brilliant expanded dynamic range and color gamut far beyond the capabilities of film-based and xenon-illuminated projection systems.  The audio upgrade will feature a dome-optimized surround-sound speaker array delivering 25,000 watts of power.

“It’s spectacular.  Really, it’s just incredible,” said Gil Perez, Director of Film & Guest Operations at MSI.

“The giant dome experience has always been incredibly unique – the sensation of immersion is unparalleled, and it has never been so powerfully delivered than with this new system,” said Derek Threinen, Vice President of Business Development for D3D.  “Audience response has been fantastic – they love the magical sensation of being transported to another place by the bright, clear and colorful ultra-high resolution images, and being surrounded by breathtakingly rich surround sound.  We’re so pleased that MSI has chosen to bring this exciting new technology to Chicago, to provide these exciting and memorable experiences to a new generation of visitors to their theater.”.


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Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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