The Michigan Science Center has officially reopened its IMAX Dome Theatre with updated seats, adding comfort for guests as they watch movies.
The theatre will offer 239 new, custom-designed seats with FreeForm Trim technology, donated by Magna.
“We are grateful to Magna for providing state-of-the-art seating for our IMAX® Dome Theatre, which will allow our guests to relax in comfort while viewing inspirational and thought-provoking shows,” Dr. Christian Greer, president and CEO of the Michigan Science Center, said in a statement. “A large screen with 360-degree views provides an unforgettable experience for our guests and helps us achieve our mission of putting you at the center of science. We would not be able to offer these immersive opportunities without the help of generous sponsors like Magna.”
The IMAX Dome Theatre is the largest in the state. It offers 13,000-watt Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
“FreeForm is a dream for stylists. The technology enables designers to create features in seats that could not be done before. Now with our partnership with the Michigan Science Center, FreeForm has allowed us to create a comfortable and convenient experience in their IMAX Dome Theatre,” John Wyskiel, President of Magna Seating, said in a statement. “So naturally, we’re thrilled to bring our unique technology and product to the rebirth of a great Michigan institution like the Science Center’s IMAX Dome Theatre and honored to give the next generation of scientists, engineers, inventors and mathematicians the best seat in the house.”