D3D Cinema to Upgrade Whitaker Center Giant Screen
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
D3D Cinema to Provide Phased Giant Screen 4K 3D and 6P Laser Upgrades at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
[Evanston, IL (Sept. 17, 2014)] - D3D Cinema is pleased to announce the conversion of Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts’ giant screen theater. Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the new theater will be rebranded as the Select Medical Digital Cinema in Fall 2014.
D3D will begin a multiphase upgrade in October, replacing the 15/70 3D projection system with dual 4K digital projectors, MasterImage 3D, a QSC 5.1 audio system and a new screen from Severtson. The system is designed to provide a seamless pathway to Phase 2 of the theater’s upgrade plan, which will include a 4K dual-head 6P 3D laser system from Christie.
“Whitaker Center is looking forward to the many advantages of digital exhibition, including bringing exciting new cinematic and alternative content to our audiences, significantly reducing our operating costs, and continuing our commitment to providing the best giant screen moviegoing experience to the residents of Central Pennsylvania,” said Steve Bishop, Whitaker Center’s Vice President for Science and Cinema Programs.
“We’re proud to add the Whitaker Center to the growing list of prestigious institutions who have turned to D3D to provide them with next generation theater technology,” said Derek Threinen, Vice President of Distribution and Business Development for D3D. “Whitaker Center’s strategic, staged upgrade will ensure they can immediately take advantage of the vastly improved quality, economics and versatility of digital exhibition, while ensuring a fiscally responsible means to the integration of groundbreaking laser projection technology. More importantly for their visitors, the new digital theater features the most stunning and lifelike cinematic experience ever, immersing them in new ideas, places, and cultures like never before.”
About D3D Cinema
D3D Cinema 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 content; and custom signature film production. Comprised of institutional theater specialists, D3D excels in bringing first-to-market immersive cinema technologies to its clients, offering technology-agnostic consultation, strategic planning, installation, content production & distribution, operational support, and ongoing service. D3D is headquartered in Evanston, IL with offices in Philadelphia, PA and Valencia, Spain.
About Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s capital city, Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is Central Pennsylvania’s premier center for arts, education, entertainment and cultural enrichment. Serving over 300,000 guests annually, Whitaker Center is composed of three main venues – Sunoco Performance Theater, Select Medical Digital Theater and Harsco Science Center. The mission of Whitaker Center is to serve as the center for scientific, artistic, cultural and educational activities to enhance the region’s quality of life and economic vitality. For more information on Whitaker Center, please visit www.whitakercenter.org.
About Select Medical
Co-founded by the father–and–son team of Rocco and Robert Ortenzio in 1996, Select Medical has become one of the nation's largest providers of specialized acute and post-acute care. Select Medical's network of more than 31,000 employees operates or supports more than 100 hospitals specializing in long-term acute care, 16 medical rehabilitation hospitals, and more than 1,000 outpatient clinics offering physical and occupational therapy. In addition, the company offers contract therapy services at nearly 500 locations. Select Medical (NYSE: SEM) is based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit selectmedical.com or www.youtube.com/SelectMedicalTV.