Jan 22

A Whole New View at The Lozier Theater

It’s hard to believe, but the Lozier IMAX® Theater at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was 20 years old last year. And while two decades may not be old for, say, a giant tortoise, for a movie theater with a screen as high as four giraffes that can seat up to 364 people per show, it’s a milestone that definitely calls for a facelift.

For the next three months, the Lozier Theater will be closed while we replace the seats, flooring and lighting. But the biggest change will be an upgrade of the current IMAX® projection system to a state-of-the-art digital 3D projection system.

“On an IMAX® system, you can only play IMAX® films,” Dennis Schnurbusch, senior vice-president of operations and chief operating officer at the zoo, says. “With this new D3D system, we will have access to an expanded library of high-quality digital films to support our mission of conservation and education.”

To match its new look and new technology, the theater is getting a new name, the Lozier Giant Screen Theater, and will reopen on March 30, 2018.