D3D to Upgrade Carnegie Science Center Giant Screen to Digital Laser
Monday, October 03, 2016
D3D Cinema to Provide Christie Laser-Illuminated Giant Screen Cinema System at Carnegie Science Center
Evanston, IL (Oct. 3, 2016) - D3D Cinema (D3D) and Carnegie Science Center (CSC) in Pittsburgh are pleased to announce that D3D will install a premium laser-illuminated giant-screen cinema system in Fall 2017 as part of the CSC’s expansion and renovation project. The project also includes a new Science Pavilion, which will house STEM learning labs, a Special Exhibitions Gallery for large-scale travelling exhibitions, a conference and event space with unparalleled views of Pittsburgh’s Point, and outdoor learning spaces on the riverfront.
The cinema system has been designed around two industry-leading Christie® laser-illuminated 4K 3D projectors, which will dazzle viewers on the largest screen in Pittsburgh with bright, ultra-sharp images and incredibly vivid colors, and a premium Dolby Atmos® multichannel surround sound system – a first for institutional giant screen theaters - which uses a huge array of front, back, side and overhead speakers that will completely immerse CSC’s audiences in the action.
“We undertook an extensive research process in the development phase of this project to ensure we’d end up with a theater experience that was second to none,” said Ann Metzger, Co-Director of Carnegie Science Center. “We’re confident that D3D’s system solution will amaze our guests, and help us deliver on our mission to delight, educate and inspire.”
In addition to a continued focus on the awe-inspiring mission-centric documentaries that the CSC theater has become known for over the past twenty-five years, the D3D system will provide extensive new capabilities, and with them, significant opportunities to offer compelling new programming. “We’ll be able to bring the world – and beyond - to our guests,” said Ron Baillie, Co-Director of Carnegie Science Center, “From feature films to live cultural events or multimedia lectures, we intend to deliver a broad range of dynamic content in the theater. The possibility of connecting our guests real-time with astronauts on the International Space Station or with scientists working in the field is very exciting.”
“We’re thrilled to be participating in this extensive reimagining of the Carnegie Science Center,” said Derek Threinen, Vice President of Distribution and Business Development for D3D. “The CSC team has left no stone unturned throughout this process, and the result will be an experience that ushers in a new era for an incredibly storied institution.”
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 the greater New York and Philadelphia areas. www.d3dcinema.com
Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center reaches more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibitions, camps, classes, and off-site education programs. Last year, the Science Center reached 170,000 students and teachers through in-school education outreach, and more than 90,000 students participated in the Science Center’s STEM education and career exploration programs. www.carnegiesciencecenter.org