New Putnam 3D IMAX screen goes up

November 12, 2008 – 3:40 pm

The new 3D screen at the Putnam Museum IMAX Theatre in Davenport, Iowa has been installed after an accident tore the original screen during a showing of The Dark Knight. Quad Cities Online reports:

Teeming with laborers putting in a long day, the Putnam Museum’s IMAX Theater was outfitted with a new 54-feet tall, 70-feet wide, 800-pound 3-D screen Tuesday, enabling it to resume screenings of the audience-enveloping offerings for which it’s best known, said Lori Arguello, director of marketing at the theater, 1717 W. 12th St.

The previous 3-D screen there accidentally was sliced down the middle by a dislodged speaker on Sept. 16. Since then, the theater has used a 2-D screen as a substitute. Only two companies in the world make the specially-crafted silver 3-D sheets, so the Putnam “had to cross our fingers and wedge our way into their schedule,” Ms. Arguello said. “We were lucky to get a new one as fast as we did.”

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