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Al Columbo Reports on His IMAX Experience, Part II

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Part II: Behind the Scenes

I got a crash course in special effects on a tour of the bowels under the theater. John Young, Electronic Audio Visual Producer at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, has proudly worked for the Fleet for more than 30 years. His office is in the basement of the theater, which is a catacomb of offices, studios and work spaces.

Al Columbo Reports on His IMAX Experience, Part I

Part I: In the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater

 

The gigantic dome screen was aflutter with enormous butterflies, 15-feet across, by the time I settled into the theater. It had been more than 25 years since I had been there. I thought I knew my way around, but I was guided to a seat straight in from the door as I was arriving late.

 “Dad, is the movie over?” I heard a young voice in the seat next to me.

 “No, son, that was just a preview,” his father said.