Carnegie Science Center

Carnegie Science Center
July 8 & 9
10 a.m.—5 p.m.

From opening the country’s first Nickelodeon in 1905 to the popularity of regional drive-ins to its recent status as a Hollywood mecca for feature films—Pittsburgh has long had a love affair with the movies.

Any fan of moving pictures should not miss this chance to bid adieu to Carnegie Science Center’s iconic Rangos Omnimax Theater, which opened 1991. You’ve got 31 round-the-clock hours to experience the Omnimax before it closes in order to make way for major renovations.

For just $10, you can check out 19 films, including favorites like Special Effects, National Parks Adventure and D-Day.  The event will also feature movie snacks, a cash bar and food stations. Additional films are AnimalopolisTornado Alley and Sea Monsters.

Get a behind-the-scenes update about big plans in store for the new Rangos Giant Screen Cinema and take home a piece of 70 mm Omnimax film to commemorate the historic event. Expected to open November 17, the Rangos Giant Screen Cinema will boast the largest screen in Pittsburgh, cutting-edge Christie 4K-laser digital technology and an immersive Dolby Atmos Sound system.

Attendees can also access Science Center exhibits, Highmark SportsWorks and Buhl Planetarium shows.

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Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.