Aquarium's IMAX theater plans major projection upgrade
The movie-going experience in Chattanooga will change forever in less than two weeks as the city’s last film projector is decommissioned.
The Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater is making a quantum leap from the 70mm film format, and will soon be using state-of-the-art laser projection technology.
Beginning Jan. 4, the theater will be closed for approximately four weeks to remove the current film projector and finish all of the upgrades. When complete, Chattanooga will be home to the only IMAX with Laser system in the Southeast.
“The first time I saw an IMAX film in laser, I was blown away,” says Corey Cobb, the Aquarium’s chief projectionist. “I’m really excited for people to come to our theater to experience all of the new upgrades we will be making.”
The $1.2 million theater upgrade includes the new IMAX with Laser projection system, new six-story screen and new 12-channel audio system with speakers in the ceiling for the first time.