OMNIMAX Theater will be temporarily closing July 29 and reopening in late November

Since 1991, more than 8.7 million visitors have seen an OMNIMAX Theater film. The original film projection system will be replaced with next-generation laser technology designed specifically for domed theater environments-IMAX® with Laser.

“The Science Center is thrilled to make this major upgrade to our iconic five-story domed OMNIMAX Theater,” Interim CEO Barbara Boyle said. “The changes will create a must-see theater experience with expanded screening options and richer, more immersive images and sound for our visitors.”

Renovated OMNIMAX Theater Highlights:

  • New IMAX with Laser technology provides the sharpest, brightest, clearest and most vivid digital images
  • New IMAX state-of-the-art sound technology delivers the ultimate in power and precision for complete audio immersion
  • New digital content including documentaries and blockbuster feature length films-plus upgraded audio/visual technology to livestream and lead the industry with new cutting-edge educational experiences
  • New wider seats with retractable arm rests for a comfortable viewing experience
  • New accessibility featuring more space for wheelchairs, companion seating and upgraded technology for visitors with visual and hearing impairments
  • New NanoSeam screen makes every inch of the dome surface uniform and seam-free
  • New stage for presentation and special events