Digital Theatre Upgrade

MOST state-of-the-art theatre & planetarium opening February 2022


Project Overview

The MOST will renovate its existing Omnitheater facility, converting it to a state-of-the-art digital theatre.

The Omnitheater at the MOST is a rapidly aging facility, having been installed 20 years ago – it is outdated, presenting increased limitations on content and an overall unprofitable business model.

The new theatre will feature planetarium shows, science documentaries, interactive classrooms, gaming, and more, with vibrant colors, razor-sharp images, and cutting-edge surround sound.

*MOST visitor attendance generally increased over the same time period

Mission Driven Viewing Experience

The conversion to digital will focus on a mission-driven viewing experience with all costs being substantially reduced with better margins on ticket pricing, more engaging content, and adding to the long-term sustainability of the MOST.

This project will redefine the MOST and Central New York by providing a marquee experience unlike any other in the region, fulling the MOST’s mission and provide a true destination for visitors across the country and the world.

MARCH – AUGUST

The upgrade is over a year of planning, fundraising, and construction

2021

Parts of the old theatre will be auctioned at Savoring Science

SEPTEMBER
NOVEMBER

2021

The MOST will host its 40th anniversary party and publicly announce the project

2021

Breaking ground, beginning theatre renovations

DECEMBER
FEBRUARY 2022

PROJECT COMPLETION

Grand opening of new theatre

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