Sharper image and better sound coming to IMAX theatre

Renovations to the Old Port theatre include a new laser-projection system and additional surround-sound speakers

Still from the upcoming America Wild 3D: National Parks Adventure film

With the introduction of a state-of-the-art projection system, visitors to the IMAX Telus Theatre at the Old Port are in for a brighter and bolder movie-going experience.

Since Jan. 9, the theatre has been undergoing major renovations that have included installing a new laser-projection system. This will enhance the contrast, brightness and colour of the films and create sharp, vibrant and realistic images.

“We always want to present the best and most immersive experience for our visitors,” says Julie La Roche, director of business development at the Montreal Science Centre.

La Roche says audio quality will also improve with the addition of a six-piece surround sound system. Four new speakers will be integrated into the ceiling and two on the sides. The system will be monitored by a team of technicians who will be able to detect and repair any issues within moments. The renovations will also include updated seats and carpeting. 

The new laser-projection system is the first of its kind in Quebec but is already being used in more than 70 countries worldwide. 

To celebrate the launch of the new technology on Feb. 23, the Montreal Science Centre will be debuting America Wild 3D: National Parks Adventure. Directed by Greg MacGillivray and narrated by Robert Redford, the film will take viewers through snowy landscapes, immense canyons and sprawling forests. And the film Humpback Whales 3D will continue to be shown.

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