As an Austin native I am excited to announce that Austin’s Bullock Museum will be THE first in Texas to feature IMAX® laser technology. It will be one of only a few in the world, to offer 2D and 3D movies using the new IMAX® with Laser system. The museum IMAX theatre has been closed for renovations for this new laser technology to be re-opened in October. For those geeks who have not visited the Bullock Museum this is a great opportunity to experience technology and history all in one beautiful museum located in the heart of downtown Austin.
The new laser projectors and enhanced 12-channel immersive audio systems are slated for full installation with the reopening in early October. The laser system will also include new 3D glasses that utilizes color filtering instead of the current 3D glasses that use polarized images. Combined with the use of two Laser 4K projectors, the Bullock Museum IMAX Theatre will offer the brightest, clearest 3D (and 2D) experience available.
I do have one small complaint and the same complaint I have with Oculus; can they make the design of the 3D glasses a tad more feminine? How will a lady look pretty for a date with these glasses on?
I have the unique opportunity to experience the new laser technology this week and will be posting event pictures and videos live plus tweeting at @nrpena, @cutegeek, and @hitechchic. Till then below is more information about the new IMAX® with Laser system’s movies and information on the Bullock Museum.
The Bullock Museum is located at 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 and the hours are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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