Dino Museum could get IMAX

November 12, 2012 – 1:30 pm

Canada’s Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum may get an IMAX theater. The Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune reports:

Last Friday, the Pipestone Creek Dinosaur Initiative (PCDI) announced that IMAX has officially expressed interest in building a wide-screen theatre adjacent to the future Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum.

“We had initial discussions in August, and subsequently signed confidentiality agreements with respect to their technical equipment in September. Their representative recently confirmed that they are still very much interested and intent on proceeding forward,” said PCDI executive director Brian Brake.

IMAX is assessing the feasibility and requirements of the project, with a final decision expected before the end of the year. The current plan is for a 10-12,000-square-foot theatre, with as many as 175 seats, and at a cost of $7-8 million.

“Worst case scenario is that they may have to start construction later than the museum, but it will be a separate stand-alone building with a breezeway of some kind tying the museum and theatre together,” said Brake.

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