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Theater History Under The Arches

The Pacific Science Center's Eames IMAX Theater is scheduled to re-open later this month after undergoing an extensive, months-long renovation to introduce state-of-the-art technology while preserving its architectural heritage.

This article, originally published on the website of the Pacific Science Center, was written by Philip Cosand, a senior projectionist at the theater who clearly enjoys his job. Here, he shares some history of the Eames IMAX Theater, as well as some interesting theater trivia, and looks forward to the changes that the almost-complete renovation will bring.


Few folks make the trek through six flights of stairs and at least three doors to get to the Eames projection booth. There are plenty of staff members who have worked here for decades that have yet to see where I work. And yet, whenever I have that rare visitor who wants to learn a little bit more, the most common phrase out of their mouth is, "Wow!"

Believe me, I understand. Sitting and watching a movie is a pretty one-sided experience. It is meant to be. All I really want is for people to come in, sit back and enjoy a forty-five minute documentary. Audience participation is not something that is really required. However, for those who do want to learn more, there is plenty to see. Read more.

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