Denver Museum of Nature & Science upgrades to D3D Cinema’s Laser 4K 3D

New Giant Screen Laser 4K 3D System to Premiere in Fall 2022

D3D Cinema is proud to announce that the Denver Museum of Nature & Science will upgrade and replace their existing IMAX Digital system with a state-of-the-art laser-illuminated 4K 3D projection system designed and integrated by D3D. The new projection and sound systems will serve as the cornerstone in a generational upgrade of the giant-screen theater in Phipps Auditorium, which will also include a renovation of the seating and other public areas of the theater.

“We are so excited to reopen our theater and welcome the community back with a new projection system and fresh programming this fall,” Denver Museum of Nature & Science President & CEO George Sparks said. “We’re excited for all the ways this new system allows us to bring the world to Denver and feature the wonder and beauty of our natural world on the giant screen. We’re grateful to the D3D Cinema team for helping ensure a smooth transition.”

“Our team is honored by the trust placed in us by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science to design, integrate and support this important re-imagination of their giant-screen theater”, said Derek Threinen, D3D’s Vice President of Business Development.  “The versatility this new system provides to the museum’s programming team will open new worlds of discovery for the next generation of Coloradans – and the stunningly-immersive visual and aural impact of the new technology deployed here will ensure these explorations are memorable.”

D3D will be integrating Barco’s latest high-efficiency 40,000-lumen laser projectors with a premium QSC surround-sound system, MDI high-gain projection screen, a capable Crestron-based alternative-content suite and an enhanced accessibility package. The newly-upgraded theater is scheduled to open to the public in Fall 2022.

D3D Cinema (D3D) offers complete digital cinema and virtual-reality solutions and services to museum and attraction industry clients worldwide, providing a unique partnership approach built around five core capabilities – theater design and installation; touring exhibition theaters; cutting-edge Virtual Reality attractions, an award-winning library of giant-screen digital 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, operational support and ongoing service. D3D is headquartered in Evanston, IL with offices in the greater New York and Philadelphia areas, Canada and Spain. Visit

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education. Our mission is to be a catalyst and ignite the community’s passion for nature and science. The Museum offers a wide variety of engaging exhibitions, programs, activities and scientific research to inspire public appreciation and understanding of the wonders of Colorado, Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. Information: or 303.370.6000. Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Connect with the Museum on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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