The largest 360-degree projection cinema that Australia has ever seen is coming to the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park this summer, thanks to an investment by the NSW Government.
Wonderdome is a ‘Pop Up’ structure that integrates interactive projections, mapping and spatial sound design to create an immersive 360-degree cinema experience for audiences. The experience will also include a precinct activation with food and beverage offerings.
The Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, and Minister for Trade and Industry Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government was proud to partner with TEG to bring this unique experience to life.
“The Wonderdome promises to be a very popular addition to Sydney’s lifestyle offerings over summer and is a great example of an innovative approach to boosting our visitor economy,” Mr Ayres said.
“The NSW Government is focused on investing in unique cultural experiences like Wonderdome to showcase Sydney and NSW as the events and lifestyle capital of the Asia Pacific, to drive visitation and enhance the quality of life of NSW residents.”
Wonderdome Co-Founder Chris Deckker said he was looking forward to bringing to Australia pioneering technology that has mesmerized crowds at the likes of Coachella and Burning Man in recent years.
“Full dome technology is the leading edge of cinema, where the boundaries of the screen are dissolved, allowing the viewer to become part of the film. Viewers are immersed into multiple worlds, from thrilling rides through galaxies to emotive journeys navigating natural landscapes,” Mr Deckker said.
TEG CEO Geoff Jones said TEG is delighted to contribute to the reactivation of Sydney over the summer.
“This is the largest 360 projection cinema that Australia has ever seen and our slate of films has been carefully designed to provide something for everyone aged between 3 and 83. This is the future of cinema!” Mr Jones said.
The program line-up will include stellar headline films including Coral Rekindling Venus, a stunning Australian production written and directed by Emmy Award winner Lynette Wallworth; Flying Monsters, a David Attenborough narrated National Geographic film about flying dinosaurs; and Dynamic Earth which explores the inner workings of Earth’s great life support system: the global climate, narrated by Liam Neeson.
Wonderdome will be at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, from 4 December 2021 until 30 January 2022. Go to www.wonderdome.com.au for information and tickets.