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IMAX Theatre refurbishment with next-generation laser technology!

To mark 20 years since our IMAX Theatre first opened its doors, it will be undergoing a major revamp that will further enhance the event experience for clients who chose the IMAX for their events.

Bringing together the original 70mm film and next-generation IMAX® with Laser, our new IMAX will deliver brighter images with greater contrast as well as the widest range of colours available to organisers and filmmakers. The refurbishment will also see the introduction of IMAX’s incredible 12-channel sound system, producing a thrillingly immersive 3D sound experience and immersive story-telling experience.

Due to open in summer 2020, IMAX: The Ronson Theatre will be one of only two screens in Europe to feature dual 4K laser projectors, providing the very best of digital and analogue cinema side by side, allowing us to host newly-released blockbusters, 3D educational films and cinema classics, as well as an array of live events. Clients hosting events in the theatre will benefit from this incredible new technology, meaning they can push the boundaries even further with their events in 2020.

The design by Ellis Williams Architects features modern cinema seating for visitors and delegates to enjoy films and events in maximum comfort, while a new concessions area includes a relaxed seating area and refreshments bar, both of which will help further enhance the event experience. The redevelopment has been made possible by the kind support of The Gerald and Gail Ronson Family Foundation.

Jodie Guilford, Business Development and Marketing Manager here at the Science Museum, says: “It’s an incredibly exciting time at the Science Museum as the IMAX undergoes this considerable investment, which will provide clients with the opportunity to incorporate the latest in laser technology as part of their events. The IMAX Theatre is already a popular option for clients wanting to host award ceremonies, product launches or conferences outside of a traditional conference venue and following the revamp we expect demand for the space to grow even further. We’re excited to see our clients take their events to the next level with the opportunity to utilise the next-generation laser technology that will soon be available in IMAX: The Ronson Theatre.”

The IMAX Theatre will be closed from 2 February 2020 to allow the redevelopment work to take place.