Entertainment

ShowDome at Our Dynamic Earth

Edinburgh, UK

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The ShowDome at Our Dynamic Earth (ODE) in Edinburgh has been transformed with support from Electrosonic, which provided refurbishment and technical upgrades to one of Scotland’s premier destination visitor attractions. Originally opened in 1999, ODE showcases earth science by taking visitors on a journey through our planet’s past, present and future through interactive exhibits and a stop in the 14-meter ShowDome theater.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Beverly Hills, California

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The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (known as The Wallis) has opened in Beverly Hills with audio-visual design and installation from Electrosonic for its public spaces and theaters. Designed by SPF:architects, The Wallis houses two performance spaces: the blackbox-style Lovelace Studio Theater, which has been re-imagined in the historic 1933 Italianate Beverly Hills Post Office, and the main stage Bram Goldsmith Theater. An education wing marks the Center’s commitment to bringing theater to young people.

Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Texas State History Museum

Austin, Texas

Opened in 2001, the Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin invites visitors to interpret for themselves the story of Texas history. Electrosonic provided a complete audio-visual systems upgrade and reprogramming of the museum’s 190-seat 4D Texas Spirit Theater. The theater is auditorium style with a standard proscenium stage plus two flanking openings.

Polynesian Cultural Center’s Digital 4D Theater

Laie, Hawaii

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The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) in Laie, Hawaii, enables visitors to explore all of the Polynesian cultures in the South Pacific. Set on 42 acres on the North Shore of Oahu, PCC has welcomed over 37 million guests since opening, becoming Hawaii’s number-one paid attraction. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, PCC upgraded its aging film-based IMAX theater, which was more than 20 years old, with a new digital 4D theater featuring audio-visual support from Electrosonic.

Typhoon Theatre at the Maritime Experiential Museum in Singapore

Sentosa, Singapore

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Visitors to the Maritime Experiential Museum at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore can get an up-close look at a shipwreck in the Typhoon Theatre where Electrosonic provided audio-visual design, engineering, integration and installation of the audio, video and control equipment to help simulate an amazing historical journey. The company was hired by Sunray Woodcraft Construction and worked under the general guidance of museum designers Ralph Appelbaum Associates. Super 78 created the content for the attraction.

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Alloway, Scotland

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The National Trust for Scotland recently completed a major development bringing all the Robert Burns related sites in Alloway, Scotland, together. Principal among these sites is the Burns Cottage, which for many years has represented the nucleus of the museum, and a brand new museum building; together they represent the new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Event Communications designed the museum exhibition, and Electrosonic’s Design Consulting team began the project as their audio-visual systems designer. After a tender process, Electrosonic was also appointed as the AV systems integrator, working directly for the National Trust for Scotland.

AT&T Dolphin Tales at Georgia Aquarium

Atlanta, Georgia

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An inspiring theatrical production starring Atlantic bottlenose dolphins is thrilling and amazing visitors at the newly-expanded Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. AT&T Dolphin Tales presents a sweeping 25-minute musical tribute to the beauty and grace of dolphins. Electrosonic played a major role in the show’s development, designing, supplying and installing all the audio and video equipment the show required. The show was crafted by Florida-based entertainment design and production company WOW!Works.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Manchester, UK

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Jodrell Bank, home of the famous Lovell radio telescope, opened its new exhibition in April 2011 after upgrading its visitor facilities with the addition of two pavilions: the Planet Pavilion and the Space Pavilion. The pavilions house exhibitions on astronomy and the work of Jodrell Bank. The audio-visual and interactive elements of the exhibits were installed by Electrosonic under subcontract to the Moule Partnership.

National Maritime Museum

London, UK

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The National Maritime Museum opened its new £36.5m Sammy Ofer Wing, housing ‘Voyagers, a permanent gallery dedicated to helping visitors gain a richer understanding of Britain’s maritime heritage at the beginning of July 2011. The gallery was designed by Real Studios, with audio-visual creative direction by the Light Surgeons. Electrosonic was selected by the museum to supply, install, commission and provide warranty of the audio-visual hardware. Special tools used during the project include 3D projection drawings and pixel mapping.

Dark Rides at OCT Parks in China

Shanghai and Shenzhen, China

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Developer OCT called on Electrosonic to provide all the AV solutions for two new dark ride attractions at Happy Valley outside Shanghai and Window of the World in Shenzhen, north of Hong Kong.  Although a thousand miles separate the theme parks, the two attractions were virtually identical in size and scope for Electrosonic, which supplied full projection systems and screens, the main show control system, 4D effects, audio and lighting.