D3D Announces Giant Screen Digital 3D Conversion in Corpus Christi
Monday, June 04, 2012
Evanston, IL (June 4, 2012) - D3D Cinema is pleased to announce the conversion of the three-story MEGA Theater aboard the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay in Corpus Christi, TX to digital 3D. Previously equipped with a 2D 8/70mm film projector, D3D technicians upgraded the theater to the latest in digital cinema technology with a state-of-the-art digital 4K 3D system. Along with Moody Gardens in Galveston and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the USS Lexington marks third 3rd giant screen theater in Texas to convert to digital 3D with D3D Cinema.
“We’re really excited about this theater upgrade, perfectly timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the USS Lexington Museum,” said Captain F. W. "Rocco" Montesano, Executive Director. “The 2D Mega Theater has always been one of our most popular attractions but there is no question that upgrading to D3D’s digital 3D system will amaze. The image clarity I’d seen demonstrated at the Moody Gardens Digital Cinema Symposium convinced me that the technology had evolved to a quality surpassing our giant screen film-based system. Given the quality and the favorable operational economics of digital, the decision to convert was an easy one.”
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 USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
The USS Lexington CV-16 is a World War II vintage aircraft carrier. Commissioned in 1943, she served the United States longer and set more records than any other Essex class carrier in the history of naval aviation. Lexington arrived in Corpus Christi in 1992 and has since served as a naval aviation museum, educational facility and popular area tourist attraction.