Saturday, October 6, 2012
The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center has gone digital.
The center's former IMAX theater is changing from film to digital projections run on 4K resolution, which is the highest resolution on a single projector.
The Hutchinson News reports the projection upgrade is part of a nearly $300,000 renovation plan for the Carey Digital Dome Theater. It includes 114 new chairs, new carpeting and a new concession stand.
Spokeswoman Becky Christner says the Cosmosphere is the first to show digital film at a dome theater. The change is expected to save the center $100,000 annually, as well as increase the clarity of the films.
Chief projectionist Brian Shull says the digital projection allows the Cosmosphere to show all types of films, but for now the center will stick with documentaries.