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by kwool
Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: the GREAT AMERICA parks today
Topic: Gurnee..Pictorium: Why No IMAX Films
Replies: 1
Views: 13733

Re: Gurnee..Pictorium: Why No IMAX Films

They removed the IMAX projectors several years ago, probably around 2008? They did play some digital 3D films after that for awhile, but the projectors just didn't even come close to fitting the whole screen, so curtains were positioned on the screen to fit the projection area.
by kwool
Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: IT"S GONE! WHAT IS NEXT?
Replies: 21
Views: 20091

Re: IT"S GONE! WHAT IS NEXT?

I agree. I would be brilliant if Great America would bring back the IMAX equipment and create some sort of 4D show, to further enhance the already impressive format. Could you imagine a Shrek 4D-style attraction using the Looney Tunes characters or even the Warner Brothers characters? That could be ...
by kwool
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: IT"S GONE! WHAT IS NEXT?
Replies: 21
Views: 20091

Re: IT"S GONE! WHAT IS NEXT?

Unfortunately, with the IMAX equipment gone, there's little hope of it ever returning. That's really too bad, because it was one of IMAX's largest screens in the world, actually. I agree. I don't think Great America needs more coasters. I'm perfectly content with the (awesome!) selection of rides we...
by kwool
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Gurnee
Topic: SFGAm Using Marriots Music Again
Replies: 9
Views: 9421

Re: SFGAm Using Marriots Music Again

^ Yes, I believe that's about it. Also, I think Sky Trek Tower may play an original Marriott's ditty, but I'm not sure. Though most of the music has gone away in favor of pop tunes, Six Flags has kept some themed music. The Dark Knight has begun playing the film's soundtrack in the area around the r...
by kwool
Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: IT"S GONE! WHAT IS NEXT?
Replies: 21
Views: 20091

Re: IT"S GONE! WHAT IS NEXT?

As for the Pictorium -- that would be a loss too nostalgically, but I get it. IMAX as a company is and has been screwed up for YEARS so I don't think we can solely pin any decision to get rid of this one solely on management. You have this huge building taking up a lot of valuable space and the peo...