Giant Screen Films

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Be transported to exotic lands without ever leaving home, with images of extraordinary clarity and depth that surround the audience using the largest film format in existence. You can journey to the top of Mt. Everest or to the bottom of the ocean through a theater experience that transports you to the center of the action.

Featuring a giant screen measuring 8,000 square feet, the 300-seat Dr. Phillips CineDome projects films through a fisheye lens, creating an image that surrounds the audience and extends well beyond their peripheral vision. Each screening is an invitation for fun and discovery.

We utilize the largest format film in the world. It is commonly called 15/70. This means 15 perforations (horizontally) on a 70 mm print. This format is 10 times larger than a conventional film theater. IWERKS Entertainment in Burbank, California manufactured the projector.

 

Fun Facts

  • The 15kW lamp operates at an internal temperature of up 6,000 degrees F, almost as hot as the sun.
  • The film is so strong that it could pull a car.
  • The film travels 5 ½ feet per second through the projector. 300 feet per minute.
  • The projector runs at about 20 mph at full speed.
  • The film projector weighs 2,300 lbs and goes 23 feet into the air.
  • Large screen film cameras can only shoot for 90 seconds before they run out of film and a fully loaded camera weighs 60 lbs.
  • All of our shows are presented in digital audio.
  • There are 30 individual speakers located in 7 clusters.

 

In 1958 the largest wave ever recorded hit Lituya Bay on the southern coast of Alaska reaching a massive height of 1,720 feet high. The wave was a direct bi-product of an earthquake that measured an 8.3 on the Richter scale that shook loose an estimated 40 million cubic yards of glacier from a mountainside near the bay. Three fishing boats witnessed the colossal masterpiece, but only two were able to ride out the waves to tell the tale.

To see other gigantic waves and learn about the art of riding them watch the movie The Ultimate Wave Tahiti, now showing at the Dr. Phillips Cinedome.
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We all know that a wave is a disturbance that spreads through space and time, usually by a transfer of energy. BUT what makes water waves and light waves different? Water waves are mechanical waves meaning that the traveling energy is moving through a medium, that medium being water. However, a light wave can travel through a vacuum, that is, without a medium at all.

 

To learn more about water waves and their creation, come watch Ultimate Wave Tahiti now showing in our Dr. Phillips CineDome!!

 

Waves


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