Portland’s OMSI plans digital upgrade

August 27, 2013 – 12:01 pm

The Portland Mercury’s Blogtown writes:

Following a post on Reddit Portland (and a subsequent online petition) about upcoming changes, OMSI spokesperson Amita Joshi sent out an email on Friday night confirming that… well, something is happening with the theater. Sounds like it won’t be a real IMAX theater, though—those still require 70mm film, and whatever the Omnimax is turning into, it’ll be digital, with 4K projection (the same that’s used by chain multiplexes, including Regal) and Dolby Atmos sound. (As of now, the only theater near Portland offering Atmos is Cinetopia Vancouver Mall, which charges an extra $2.50 for the privilege.) OMSI will also be playing “more mainstream content during off-hours.”

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