Digital Adventure Theater Premieres at Orlando Science Center
Cutting-Edge 3D Technology, Hollywood Releases, 4K Resolution, New Seating & Flooring
|The Orlando Science Center brings Hollywood magic and cutting-edge technology to its visitors this week when it unveils its new Digital Adventure Theater on Friday, Dec. 14. Guests will see educational documentaries and Hollywood features all in stunning, immersive 3D and ultra high definition 4K resolution. Originally built for live programming and presentations, the 226-seat theater has been revamped to exhibit digital content and is one of only a handful of theaters in the Orlando area that features a 4K resolution projection system – capable of producing an image nearly four times the quality of standard high definition.The Digital Adventure Theater will show films in 2D and 3D. It utilizes the XpanD X101 series of 3D active glasses which produces higher picture quality, increased depth and less blur than passive 3D systems used by most movie theaters. The XpanD X101 series makes use of a specialized, fast-switching liquid crystal cell that provides rapid, stereoscopic shutter action to deliver alternate right- and left-eye images, thus producing the 3D effect. They are the most effective, comfortable and popular active shutter glasses in the world with more than 5,000 cinemas using them worldwide.
The theater also boasts 7.1 surround sound as well as new seating and flooring. Live science programming will continue and include crowd favorites such as “Kaboom!” And “High Voltage.”
To commemorate the theater’s opening, guests can see Star Wars® Episode I The Phantom Menace 3Din conjunction with the blockbuster exhibit currently on display, Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination. Movie goers can also see Space Junk 3D, the first movie to explore the issue of cast-off space debris threatening our planet’s orbit, and Tornado Alley 3D, an explosive giant screen adventure that takes viewers on an epic chase through the severe weather capital of the world.
And just in time for the holidays, guests can experience The Polar Express 3D, the computer-animated fantasy film based on the children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The film features the motion capture performance of Academy Award Winner Tom Hanks. It will screen daily between Dec. 21, 2012 and Jan. 6, 2013.
A mainstay of any movie-going experience, guests can purchase popcorn, candy and soft drinks from the Digital Adventure Theater concession stand.
Guests can see unlimited educational films and one Hollywood release with general admission to the Science Center. Tickets – which also include access to Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination as well as all exhibits, live science demonstrations and giant screen films in the Dr. Phillips CineDome – are $27 for adults and $20 for youth (ages 3-11). Movies in the Digital Adventure Theater and access to Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination are also included with evening admission which is $23 for adults and $16 for youth (ages 3-11).
Educational films will screen daily; Hollywood films will screen on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings beginning at 5:10 p.m.
The Polar Express 3D is a special holiday engagement and is showing daily.
About Orlando Science Center
Located in Orlando, Fla., interactive learning and discovery await within the Science Center’s hundreds of exhibits, programs and labs, films, and planetarium shows. The Science Center provides educational opportunities both within and outside its walls including field trips, family science nights at schools and community centers, and other outreach.
Orlando Science Center’s mission is to inspire science learning for life. The Science Center strives to create lasting impacts on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Fully accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Science Center ranks as the most popular museum destination in the region. Having served more than 4 million people and provided field trip experiences to more than 800,000 school children since the current facility debuted in 1997, the Science Center offers rich resources for lifelong learning.