The National Museum of Natural Science's IMAX Space Theater is truly unique in a number of ways. It features a giant, semi-spherical dome screen, measuring 23 meters in diameter, tilted at a 30-degree angle. There are 300 seats steeply pitched between 19 and 25 degrees. This allows everyone to see the entire screen without anyone else getting in his way. When the lights go down, the physical dimensions virtually disappear. The effect is carefully created to transport you to new worlds. It is no exaggeration that the IMAX experience will take you to places you only imagined.
Since its opening in 1986, the Space Theater has provided the largest IMAX screen experience in Taiwan. For 29 years, it has offered a wide array of first-run features, repertory films, and educational documentaries to some 130 million people, meaning one out of two people in Taiwan have seen our IMAX films. Anyway, the NMNS was getting a makeover with the support from the Ministry of Education, ROC in 2015. The theater closed down in April and reopened on July 1 boasting its Digistar 5, a new digital upgraded project developed by E&S, which is the world's leading digital planetarium with fulldome video playback, real-time computer graphics, and a complete 3D digital astronomy package fully integrated into our Space Theater system. The new system with 6 Sony digital projectors, 25 HPC, and 12 discrete channel sound system provides our audiences with the sharpest, brightest, clearest, and the most vivid digital images ever combined with a whole new level of immersive audio, allowing our audiences to be immersed in full-color, 3D computer-generated interactive worlds.
The old IMAX-15/70 film format is now displayed in the original glass screening room for visitors to remember its glorious history. The old eye-catching purple optical planetarium standing in the center of the theater is moved to the astronomy gallery in Science Center for display, which will continue to serve visitors when some of its project functions are recovered.
Visit our Space Theater for a truly unique film experience. The future of movie technology is here!