INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 29th, 2016) — Renovations are underway at the downtown IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum.
Organizers say they have big plans in the works to kick-off the theater’s 20th anniversary. It’s closed right now while crews install a digital projector, sound system and a new big screen. The screen itself is six stories tall, so crews had to cut a hole in the wall of the museum to bring it inside.
The added technology means IMAX will be able to offer more movie options.
“Not only do we have IMAX 15 MM file, we now also have IMAX digital 3D, which is unique to have a theater that can do both,” said Theater Manager Craig Mince.
The theater is one of 15 in the world selected to screen a specific version of “Star Wars, The Force Awakens” in its native 15/70MM projection. A special treat for fans when it reopens — The IMAX camera director JJ Abrams used will be on display.
The theater reopens on Wednesday, February 10th.