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Omnimax Theater Undergoes $3.5 Million Renovation, Switches To Digital Projection

Dec 2, 2019
Originally published on December 4, 2019 11:54 am

The Omnimax Theater at the St. Louis Science Center reopened last week after a $3.5 million renovation.

Chief among the changes is a switch from film to digital projection. While most theaters have made that transition, the complexities of the Imax format on a domed screen presented challenges.

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Sarah Fenske talked with Jackie Mollet, managing director of visitor services at the St. Louis Science Center. She oversees the operations of the Omnimax Theater.

Listen to hear about what patrons can expect at the new-and-improved Omnimax:

Producer’s Note: The St. Louis Science Center is among St. Louis Public Radio’s financial sponsors.

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is hosted by Sarah Fenske and produced by Alex Heuer, Emily Woodbury, Evie Hemphill, Lara Hamdan and Tonina Saputo. The engineer is Aaron Doerr, and production assistance is provided by Charlie McDonald.

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