Syracuse’s Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology selects D3D’s Gen2 Laser CineDome System
Evanston, IL (January 5, 2022) – D3D Cinema, in partnership with Christie®, is proud to announce that the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse, New York has selected D3D to provide a generational transformation of MOST’s Giant Dome theater with the installation of a stunning second generation (Gen 2) laser-illuminated, ultra high-resolution Laser CineDome projection system. The theater is scheduled to reopen in February, 2022 after a complete renovation, including new seating, flooring, lighting and an impressive new ‘NanoSeam’ dome surface.
“The team here at MOST has been aware throughout the selection process of the importance of making the right decision, since we know the impact of this choice will travel far into our future,” said Lauren Kochian, President of MOST. “We undertook a rigorous RFP process to identify the best system fit for our needs and aspirations, and found D3D’s Laser CineDome system to be by far the superior solution – providing unparalleled technical quality, unmatched programming flexibility, and definitive support. It’s a point of pride for all of us that Syracuse will be home to the finest giant-dome cinema experience available.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome MOST into the D3D Cinema family, deepening the long partnership we’ve enjoyed through provision of giant-dome experiences from our sister company Giant Screen Films over the past two decades,” said Derek Threinen, Vice President of Business Development for D3D Cinema. “We’re honored to have been selected by MOST to collaborate on this important and exciting project, which will spark curiosity and inspire the next generation of MOST visitors through an extraordinary Giant Dome experience.”
Replacing the decades-old IMAX projection system, D3D’s Laser CineDome offers a dramatic upgrade to the viewer experience – featuring ultra-high 6K resolution via a trio of advanced Christie laser projectors, providing future-forward high frame rate capability (up to 120 fps), and a brilliant new image. The state-of-the-art laser system produces incredibly vivid and lifelike images with significantly enhanced dynamic range and color gamut far beyond the capabilities of first-generation laser-illuminated projection systems. The Gen2 Laser CineDome system will bring the rich and vibrant colors of the world’s most fascinating creatures and places as well as the deepest blacks of interstellar space to MOST’s audiences, with the ability to play back virtually any digital content – be it documentary or commercial films, broadcast or streaming programming, live events, digital gaming, or even two-way video conversations with a scientist aboard a research vessel on a distant ocean or an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. In addition to designing and installing the theater’s innovative new LED lighting system, D3D will also upgrade the audio system with a dome-optimized surround-sound speaker array delivering over 25,000 watts of power for an incredibly lifelike and immersive aural experience, capable of reproducing the clap of a sonic boom from a returning spacecraft or the whisper of an evening breeze across a wilderness lake with equal fidelity.