Closed from 2004 to 2014, the reopened Center of Science and Industry Planetarium in Columbus, Ohio draws more than 100,000 visitors annually. In its earlier incarnation, the planetarium used Evans & Sutherland’s Digistar 2 – state-of-the-art for its time – but with the reopening in 2014, it was time for the latest and best technology.
Christie provided guests attending the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with truly spectacular red carpet displays. “Disney and Christie have been sharing projection and display ideas and innovations for several years now to provide audiences with unparalleled moviegoing experiences,” said Michael Kern, Disney’s vice president, special events production and technical services, “so there was no question regarding who we would enlist to provide spectacular red carpet displays to make this a special night for everyone attending.”
MediaMation has been commissioned to produce a 132-seat MX4D Motion EFX Theatre for Reel Cinemas in The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest and most-visited retail and entertainment destination. The Reel Cinemas project is scheduled for installation this month. Middle Eastern systems integrator Scrabble is handling the installation.
Event services and exhibition provider, MatrixManagement, Stuttgart, Germany has purchased AV Stumpfl Wings Engine Raw 4K uncompressed triple stream 4K50/60 media servers for use in high-profile events and exhibitions projects. In addition, MatrixManagement has partnered with AED Display, Belgium for increased demand of servers and screens.
The popular T-Rex Café at Disney Springs, formerly Downtown Disney Marketplace, at Lake Buena Vista, Florida is a monster-sized, Palaeozoic-themed restaurant that bills itself as a Prehistoric Family Adventure. The execution of the theme is extensive and spectacular, and certainly includes enough pre-historic atmosphere to stir the imaginations of dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages. Highlights include a vast and impressive crystal cave that constantly sweeps through a range of intense backlit colors and thickets of cretaceous jungle foliage around smoke-emitting tar pits. All of this provides a backdrop for the stars of the show, the cast of 23 fully-articulated animatronic prehistoric creatures that include such usual dinosaur suspects as tyrannosaurus rex, apatosaurus, triceratops, mastodons, and a woolly mammoth family, together with pteronodons and an 11-metre giant octopus suspended over the bar and the heads of the diners.
The Discovery Cube in Los Angeles provides an immersive learning experience for children that leverages technology unlike any other science center in the country. From an Aquavator that simulates a subterranean descent below the earth's surface to a virtual helicopter tour of the L.A. area, the Cube gives kids the ultimate education by putting them right in the middle of the action.
Scotland’s Time Lords introduces visitors to the Scottish scientists who laid the foundation for the modern paradigm of plate tectonics.
Discovery Park of America has opened in Union City, Tennessee, offering visitors a world-class entertainment and educational experience with more than 70,000-square feet of exhibits on nature, science, technology, history and art.
Christie today announced the formal launch of Christie Global Professional Services, a new group that consolidates Christie’s long-standing Managed Services’ offerings to a single, full-service delivery function capable of supporting diverse visual and experiential digital installations globally.
Christie Solaria Series projectors and Christie Vive Audio cinema systems have been installed in a newly opened cineplex located in New Farm, a trendy inner-city suburb of Brisbane. Known as New Farm Cinemas, the complex houses six auditoriums that are color-themed with each theater catered for different purposes and clientele.