Michigan Science Center to Reopen IMAX Theatre on June 9

On Thursday, June 9, the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) will reopen its IMAX™ Dome Theatre with a Ribbon-Cutting event at 9 a.m., followed by a showing of Asteroid HuntersThe Theatre will also have 239 brand-new, custom-designed seats featuring FreeForm™ Trim technology generously designed and donated by Magna.

“We are grateful to Magna for providing state-of-the-art seating for our IMAX® Dome Theatre, which will allow our guests to relax in comfort while viewing inspirational and thought-provoking shows,” said Dr. Christian Greer, president and CEO of the Michigan Science Center. “A large screen with 360-degree views provides an unforgettable experience for our guests and helps us achieve our mission of putting you at the center of science. We would not be able to offer these immersive opportunities without the help of generous sponsors like Magna.”

Magna’s FreeForm™ trim technology, designed to enhance vehicle seat comfort and expand automakers’ brand through endless design possibilities, will also bring comfort and an unforgettable experience to the families who visit MiSci. 

Magna’s FreeForm™ seating technology enables endless design possibilities, allowing the theater seats to have unique visual cues like those used by astronauts, race car drivers and pilots. The use of FreeForm™ results in seats that symbolize the grandeur of the Dome Theatre through their concave details. Magna’s bioscience team made sure the seats were crafted especially for movie-viewing for all ages, and with headrests that make looking up at the dome more comfortable. Also, since FreeForm™ eliminates deep trenches caused by seams, the seat surface is easier to clean.

“FreeForm is a dream for stylists. The technology enables designers to create features in seats that could not be done before. Now with our partnership with the Michigan Science Center, FreeForm has allowed us to create a comfortable and convenient experience in their IMAX Dome Theatre,” said John Wyskiel, President of Magna Seating. “So naturally, we’re thrilled to bring our unique technology and product to the rebirth of a great Michigan institution like the Science Center’s IMAX Dome Theatre and honored to give the next generation of scientists, engineers, inventors and mathematicians the best seat in the house.”

Magna’s collaboration with the Michigan Science Center is rooted in a common goal to promote and inspire STEM and FIRST Robotics in the local communities the organizations serve.

About Asteroid Hunters

Venture into deep space for a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world. Meet asteroid scientists and discover the cutting-edge tools and techniques they use to detect, track and study asteroids. Learn about the impressive technology that may one day protect our planet, and find out why science is the only thing that can stop a fatal asteroid strike. Narrated by Star Wars’ star Daisy Ridley, this documentary features actual footage and stunning simulations.

For more information, please call 313.577.8400 or visit the website, Mi-Sci.org.


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