The Canadian Museum of History’s movie theatre is going digital

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(via Canadian Museum of History)

The movie theatre at the Canadian Museum of History looks forward to wowing audiences with its new 4K laser projector, the latest in projection technology. This makes the Museum the first facility in the Ottawa-Gatineau region — and one of only four cinemas in Canada — with this type of projector.

 

The Museum, while happy to have been associated with IMAX® for more than 25 years, has turned a page in its history with the acquisition of a 4K digital laser projector from Barco. This new device, perfect for giant screens like the Museum’s, offers exceptional image quality. Laser projection provides sharper images and brighter colours, due to its much superior luminosity to that of most current projectors.

 

With this new projector, the Museum will be able to present films in digital format. Given that more and more films are offered only in this format, the Museum now has access to a much wider choice of cinematic works, enabling it to considerably expand its programming.

 

“We are excited to be able to offer this new technology and high-quality viewing experience to our visitors,” said Michèle Canto, the Museum’s Director of Marketing and Business Operations. “With this new type of digital projection, we look forward to showing a much wider variety of films, including documentaries, feature-length films, animated movies and live broadcasts.”

 

This innovation leads to another change. The Museum’s IMAX Theatre is becoming CINÉ+. In addition to enjoying a greater choice of films in 2D and 3D, movie-lovers will still be able to view existing films that are part of the Museum’s film inventory in the 15/70 format on the dome screen. CINÉ+ will continue to offer the best visual and sound cinematic experience in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

 

The new CINÉ+ programming will be launched just in time for the Easter holiday.

 

Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Canadian Museum of History is Canada’s largest and most popular cultural institution, attracting over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum’s principal role is to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada’s history and identity, as well as to enhance Canadians’ awareness of world history and culture. The work of the Canadian History Museum is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.


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