D3D Announces Giant Screen Digital 3D Conversion in Davenport, IA
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Evanston, IL (January 17, 2012) – D3D Cinema is pleased to announce that its latest giant screen digital 3D theater conversion is underway at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa.  Twin state-of-the-art Barco 4K projectors and industry-leading Dolby Digital 3D technology will replace 15/70 film projectors as the Putnam, which plays host to the largest screen in the Quad Cities area, becomes the newest member of an ever-growing list of theaters to make the switch to digital in partnership with D3D Cinema.

“We’re very pleased that 4K digital technology is now available making it possible for the Putnam to be  one of the first giant screen theaters in the country to take advantage of this advanced technology,” said Kim Findlay, Putnam President.  “We have always been devoted to providing our visitors with the highest quality movie experience anywhere.  4K digital technology allows us to maintain our quality standards for the giant screen along with giving us more flexible programming opportunities.  The movie and documentary industry is changing rapidly, and to continue to succeed in giving our visitors the most dynamic experience in the current climate, we are excited to go digital.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Putnam Museum in Davenport,” said Derek Threinen, Vice President of D3D Cinema.  “It’s never been easier to convert to digital 3D and it’s great to see more museum theaters like the Putnam take advantage of the superior picture and sound quality digital offers.  Quite simply, we’re delighted to be able to help the Putnam Museum and its visitors experience this new era of immersive cinema.”

The theater will re-open on February 3 with newly released film The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea, an underwater documentary filmed using the latest digital technology that will showcase the enhanced quality the new system offers. 

About D3D Cinema

D3D Cinema (D3D) offers complete digital 3D cinema solutions and services to museum and attraction industry clients worldwide, providing a unique partnership approach to cinema design and 3D content production built around four core capabilities - theater design and installation; touring exhibition theaters; an award-winning library of 3D film content; and custom signature film production. 


About the Putnam Museum

The Putnam Museum is a museum of history and natural science in Davenport, Iowa.  The museum was founded in 1867, and was one of the first museums west of the Mississippi River.  It houses around 160,000 historical artifacts and specimens.  The theater, which opened in 2002, has one of the largest movie screens in the state of Iowa.


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