Digital Theater Comes to Orlando Science Center

Nostalgic for the Star Wars films? Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace is the debut film in a new high-tech film venue.

The Digital Adventure Center, offering 3-D documentaries and second-run Hollywood films, has opened at Orlando Science Center. It replaces the underutilized Darden Adventure Theater.

The new theater will show films in 4K resolution, which is apparently four times the quality of standard high-definition. The original theater was gutted and now has new seats and new flooring as well as a new sound system and the “XpandD X101″ 3D active glasses. And, yes, there is a concession stand.

The Star Wars flick ties in to the Orlando Science Center’s current exhibit “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination.”

Officials say that they want the films to line up with the science center, so that could include science fiction and super-hero genres. Hollywood films will be shown on weekends. Live programming, such as “Kaboom!” and “Chill Factor,” is also planned. A digital overhaul to the Dr Phillips CineDome is in the works as well.

Holiday fare is on the agenda now with the showing of The Polar Express 3D, which runs through Jan. 6.

One film is included with the admission price of $27; $30 for ages 3 to 11. Click here for more information.

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