There will also be a children’s program including entertainment, space and dinosaur documentaries and the Christmas themed show. Snowflake adventure.
Having worked with domes in the United States for 15 years, Deckker says film projection technology has improved dramatically.
âIn the old days, we didn’t have transparent map projection technology, also known as edge blending,â he says. âIt is now possible to connect a whole group of projectors.
âSo we use 12 projectors and very sophisticated edge blending technology to create a 360% transparent visual. “
Deckker says being surrounded by the film makes it “a deeper emotional experience”, especially for a natural world wonders film like Venus reviving the coral.
While some viewers have found watching movies with 3D glasses confusing them in IMAX and conventional theaters, Wonderdome promises a different kind of immersive experience.
âSometimes people don’t realize how overwhelming the experience is because it’s quite immersive,â Deckker explains. âLike when you first wear VR glassesâ¦ flying through space or through tunnels, it’s that overwhelming ‘whoa’ feeling – kind of like a roller coaster experience. “
While the Los Angeles Dome started out as a pop-up place before becoming permanent, Deckker says the plan is to take Wonderdome to Melbourne next.
âIt’s a great thing to take on the road because it’s a temporary structure,â he says.
In Sydney, Wonderdome will run from December 4 to January 30. Tickets will be available from Wednesday.