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Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:32 am

Last year they hit the 2,000,000 mark on Nov 29th. So they are right on pace with last year.

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Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:50 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:Last year they hit the 2,000,000 mark on Nov 29th. So they are right on pace with last year.


Good to see consistency in attendance :thumb: ...

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Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Postby nebugeater » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:08 am

Looks like the IMAX theater is undergoing major renovations and will be closed from Jan 15 - Mar 30

No longer will be branded as an IMAX either, moving forward it is the Lozier Giant Screen Theater.

Projection, seating, lighting, and sound will all be updated.


http://www.omahazoo.com/inthenews/posts ... renovation
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Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Postby Brad » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:46 am

nebugeater wrote:Looks like the IMAX theater is undergoing major renovations and will be closed from Jan 15 - Mar 30

No longer will be branded as an IMAX either, moving forward it is the Lozier Giant Screen Theater.


Hard to believe its 21 years old already!

Is "IMAX" starting to become a thing of the past?
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Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:48 am

Thanks for posting. I wonder if they are changing the screen size or leaving it the same.

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Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Postby nebugeater » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:00 am

skinzfan23 wrote:Thanks for posting. I wonder if they are changing the screen size or leaving it the same.


I would be surprised if it was changed. No option to go larger and I really see no benefit in going small. They can always use only a portion of it if needed for a specific film.
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Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Postby nebugeater » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:07 am

Brad wrote:
nebugeater wrote:Looks like the IMAX theater is undergoing major renovations and will be closed from Jan 15 - Mar 30

No longer will be branded as an IMAX either, moving forward it is the Lozier Giant Screen Theater.


Hard to believe its 21 years old already!

Is "IMAX" starting to become a thing of the past?


Guess only ----- but since IMAX is film based and needed to be filmed and projected with Special IMAX sized film it has been matched with digital technology. Anything on IMAX can be diligently converted assuming the rights issue is covered is my guess. In addition with Digital it will open up to other sources for content not being tied to IMAX film only. If IMAX has goon digital already then some of this may be off but there would still be a licensing component to calling it a IMAX theater and only being able to project the film.
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Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Postby TLGJames » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:05 pm

nebugeater wrote:
Brad wrote:
nebugeater wrote:Looks like the IMAX theater is undergoing major renovations and will be closed from Jan 15 - Mar 30

No longer will be branded as an IMAX either, moving forward it is the Lozier Giant Screen Theater.


Hard to believe its 21 years old already!

Is "IMAX" starting to become a thing of the past?


Guess only ----- but since IMAX is film based and needed to be filmed and projected with Special IMAX sized film it has been matched with digital technology. Anything on IMAX can be diligently converted assuming the rights issue is covered is my guess. In addition with Digital it will open up to other sources for content not being tied to IMAX film only. If IMAX has goon digital already then some of this may be off but there would still be a licensing component to calling it a IMAX theater and only being able to project the film.


I know some people at the zoo, and they always said that the amount of movies they could get were getting more and more limited because they still used the old style imax film. Part of the reason why they've had almost the same movies for over 2 years now.

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Re: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Postby Spatial77 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:51 pm

A couple things off the Omaha Zoo Foundation website under the News tab:

http://www.omahazoofoundation.org/news

From the December 6 entry Coffee With Dennis Pate:

"During his presentation at the coffee, Pate pointed out that, in any given year, the zoo is opening one exhibit, building another and planning a third. In the planning stage this year is the new sea lion pool (after 45 years, the current Owen Sea Lion Pavilion is ready for retirement), and of course we opened both the Bay Family Children’s Adventure Trails and the Dick & Mary Holland Meadowlark Theatre in 2017. In fact, Pate said, the Meadowlark’s shows will be included in the price of zoo admission next year, so that more people will be able to see them."

and from January 19 entry Coming Soon in 2018:

"Happy New Year! 2018 is off to a chilly start in Omaha, which seems appropriate given that this is the year that Phase One of our Asian Highlands exhibit will début."

"Phase One, which Pate anticipates opening the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, will include habitats for the Indian rhino, Père David’s deer, white-naped crane, red panda and tufted deer."

"Also on tap for this summer is the demolition of the Red Barn Park to make way for a new guest services area that includes a walk-up restaurant, more seating, and restrooms which will open (hopefully) next spring. Since many of the animals that were traditionally housed in the Red Barn have already been moved to Children’s Adventure Trails, the area will be devoted exclusively to guest services."

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Pate says that a two-day admission option will also be rolling out this spring. “With the expansion we’ve had over the last several years, the zoo has really become more than a full day’s visit. We want guests to experience a more relaxed weekend visit when they travel to Omaha to see the zoo.”
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