Remove ads with our VIP Service
Share This Page
- Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Dome Theater
Add Your Comments
- Saline, MI: Opening Date for Emagine Saline is March 18, 2017 [2/22]
- Green Bay, WI: Silver Cinemas - East Town Budget Cinemas Closed [2/10]
- Milwaukee, WI: Former State Theater Severely Damaged by Fire [2/10]
- Lincoln, NE: Recliners Coming to Marcus Lincoln Grand Cinema [2/9]
- Orlando, FL: Cinemark Movie Theater Changes Name After Artegon Marketplace Closure [2/6]
- Kalamazoo, MI: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Closing in April 2017, New Operator Expected [2/6]
- Corpus Christi, TX: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Soft Opening on February 7, 2017 [2/1]
- Englewood, CO: UA Greenwood Plaza 12 Closed [1/31]
- Huntington Beach, CA: Regency Charter Centre Cinemas 5 Closed [1/31]
- Sitka, AK: Coliseum Theatre - Sawmill Creek Plaza Closed, Downtown Location Remains Open [1/31]
On November 4, 1994, the Milwaukee Public Museum broke ground on a new IMAX-Dome large-screen theater, which is scheduled to be completed in October, 1996. The theater, located just east of the current Museum building on the corner of 7th & Wells, is the first of its kind in Wisconsin.
The ground-breaking is part of a 3-stage construction process, which will combine the existing Museum facility with the IMAX-Dome theater and the relocated Discovery World museum. The three facilities, along with the MacArthur Square parking facility, will be connected via enclosed walkways, allowing patrons year-round access to any or all of the facilities. The picture above is the architect's rendition of the new theater and the campus formed by the three facilities.
The state-of-the-art IMAX-Dome theater is similar to large-screen theaters at Disney World, Cape Canaveral, and Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.
The spherical screen, which allows viewers to feel they are "part of the action," will span floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall, depicting scenes with remarkable clarity & realism. The theater will present educational and entertaining natural history and science films with subjects ranging from volcanoes to the wide expanses of the universe. The new IMAX-Dome theater will be capable of seating approximately 275 people per show.
The BigScreen Cinema Guide will publish this theater's schedule when it opens to the public. In the opinion of this author, this new theater is a welcome addition to Milwaukee's movie theater offerings.
Add Your Comments
No comments found. Be the first and let us know what you think!
Add Your Comments
|Commenting on Journal Articles is available only to our readers who have customized this site, which makes it easier for you to complete the form and for us to contact you with any questions or concerns about your comments.|
Please login or register a new account before continuing.
Log in to retrieve your saved settings.
Forget Your Passcode?Send My Passcode To Me
Not Registered? Create a New Account!
Our registered members enjoy more features, including:
- Save Your Location -- the site remembers your location, no having to re-enter it each time you visit
- Favorite Theaters List -- keep a handy list of the theaters you attend
- Favorite Movies List - movies you want to see, all in one place
- Write Movie Reviews -- share your opinions of the movies you see
- Block Ads with VIP Service -- view this site ad free (subscription req'd)
Basic accounts are free -- sign up today!
Concerned About Privacy?
Journal/Blog - The Marquee - Movie Links - News and Events - Now Showing - Reader Reviews
Customize - VIP Service
|The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a service of SVJ Designs LLC. All graphics, layout, and structure of this service (unless otherwise specified) are Copyright © 1995-2017, SVJ Designs. The BigScreen Cinema Guide is a trademark of SVJ Designs. All rights reserved.|
'ACADEMY AWARDS®' and 'OSCAR®' are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.