Giant Screen Films

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Be transported to exotic lands without ever leaving home, with images of extraordinary clarity and depth that surround the audience using the largest film format in existence. You can journey to the top of Mt. Everest or to the bottom of the ocean through a theater experience that transports you to the center of the action.

Featuring a giant screen measuring 8,000 square feet, the 300-seat Dr. Phillips CineDome projects films through a fisheye lens, creating an image that surrounds the audience and extends well beyond their peripheral vision. Each screening is an invitation for fun and discovery.

We utilize the largest format film in the world. It is commonly called 15/70. This means 15 perforations (horizontally) on a 70 mm print. This format is 10 times larger than a conventional film theater. IWERKS Entertainment in Burbank, California manufactured the projector.

 

Fun Facts

  • The 15kW lamp operates at an internal temperature of up 6,000 degrees F, almost as hot as the sun.
  • The film is so strong that it could pull a car.
  • The film travels 5 ½ feet per second through the projector. 300 feet per minute.
  • The projector runs at about 20 mph at full speed.
  • The film projector weighs 2,300 lbs and goes 23 feet into the air.
  • Large screen film cameras can only shoot for 90 seconds before they run out of film and a fully loaded camera weighs 60 lbs.
  • All of our shows are presented in digital audio.
  • There are 30 individual speakers located in 7 clusters.

 

Here's a fun activity courtesy of NOAA and the folks at Ultimate Wave: Tahiti.  Don't forget, the film premieres here on June 19!

 



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This is a fun activity courtesy of the people from Ultimate Wave Tahiti, coming to the Dr. Phillips CineDome on June 19.

You will need:
  • A clear plastic bottle, about 20 oz (600 ml) size or smaller
  • Rubbing alcohol, enough to fill the bottle half-way
  • Mineral spirits, enough to fill the bottle half-way
  • Food coloring, a few drops; you choose the color

 

Directions

Do these steps in a sink with help from an adult:

  1. Fill the bottle half-way with rubbing alcohol.
  2. Add three or four drops of food coloring to the alcohol and shake to mix.
  3. Add mineral spirits to fill the bottle and put the top onto the bottle. Be sure the top is tight!
  4. Hold bottle horizontally until the layers separate, then raise and lower one end to create waves.

For more information about different types of waves and wave features, visit www.ultimatewavetahiti.com/explore.


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