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(Credit: Chuong Vu/ZDNet Australia)
Riggers work in the pit of the IMAX theatre to rig the 800-kilogram screen for its hoisting high above the floor.
(Credit: IMAX Theatre Sydney)
The screen is made from a material that was described as "not dissimilar from the vinyl material used for ute covers". It took 31 riggers to get it from the floor to the ceiling.
IMAX Australia told ZDNet Australia that the screen is being replaced due to the fact that the old screen was at the end of its life. The new screen is designed to reflect brighter images. By doing so, the 3D experience — which is made dimmer by watchers wearing glasses — will improve.