D3D Cinema announced that the Denver Museum of Nature & Science will upgrade and replace their existing IMAX Digital system with a laser-illuminated 4K 3D projection system designed and integrated by D3D. The new projection and sound systems will serve as the cornerstone in a generational upgrade of the giant-screen theater in Phipps Auditorium, which will also include a renovation of the seating and other public areas of the theater.
“We are so excited to reopen our theater and welcome the community back with a new projection system and fresh programming this fall,” Denver Museum of Nature & Science President & CEO George Sparks said. “We’re excited for all the ways this new system allows us to bring the world to Denver and feature the wonder and beauty of our natural world on the giant screen. We’re grateful to the D3D Cinema team for helping ensure a smooth transition.”
“Our team is honored by the trust placed in us by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science to design, integrate and support this important re-imagination of their giant-screen theater”, said Derek Threinen, D3D’s Vice President of Business Development. “The versatility this new system provides to the museum’s programming team will open new worlds of discovery for the next generation of Coloradans — and the stunningly-immersive visual and aural impact of the new technology deployed here will ensure these explorations are memorable.”
D3D will be integrating Barco’s latest high-efficiency 40,000-lumen laser projectors with a premium QSC surround-sound system, MDI high-gain projection screen, a capable Crestron-based alternative-content suite and an enhanced accessibility package. The newly-upgraded theater is scheduled to open to the public in Fall 2022.