IMAX Dome Theater
A center for film, events and creative storytelling arrives in San Jose
As the home of the world's first fully digital IMAX dome theater, The Tech is charting a new course for immersive film and live events.
Of all the assets The Tech has for convening people to do great things, a re-engineered IMAX dome theater, with state-of-the-art capabilities to host live events, has the highest potential to draw the largest and broadest audience — in person and virtually. We have been eagerly anticipating IMAX’s release of a digital projector for dome theaters to transform the venue into much more than a movie theater. The new theater’s connectivity and flexibility will position it to accommodate activities we have yet to imagine.
What it costs
Capital: $2 million
Endowment: $5 million (includes naming rights)
World's first digital IMAX dome theater
Immersive wraparound screen and sound
Expansive library of digital films, including Hollywood blockbusters
Opportunity to host live events and connect virtually worldwide
Zoom conferencing ability on a giant screen
“We’re helping create a truly new and unique experience not only for us but for the world. This is like nothing you’ve ever seen.”
— Michelle Duncan, IMAX theater operations director, The Tech