The Opening of the Rangos Giant Cinema is HUGE News

Jenica Rangos Welch, daughter of John G. Rangos, Sr., spoke at a private VIP opening of the state-of the-art Rangos Giant Cinema.

Jenica Rangos
Jenica Rangos Welch, daughter of
John G. Rangos, Sr.

Jenica Rangos Welch, daughter of John G. Rangos, Sr., spoke at private VIP opening of the state-of the-art Rangos Giant Cinema.

Jenica was thrilled to represent “my father and our family during this special moment for the Science Center.” And adding “My father is proud of the relationship we have had with the Science Center and the theater.”

She went on to say “The Rangos Giant Cinema stays true to Carnegie Science Center’s mission to delight, educate, and inspire through interactive experiences in science and technology. In this state-of-the-art theater, thousands of students will see educational films that inspire them, exposing them to STEM concepts in an exciting way. From tales of environmental research and life in the wild, to a closer look at the way engineering permeates our everyday lives and the technology shaping our future, the films shown at The Rangos Giant Cinema will certainly support the Science Center’s goal of fostering a STEM-literate public.”

Rangos Giant Cinema Audience
Ohs and Ahhs were heard as the VIP audience
gets a first look at the new screen!

The Amazon-Adventure-themed evening highlighted the opening of Pittsburgh’s most technologically advanced cinema and motion picture experience. The Rangos Giant Cinema delivers dazzling picture quality, great depth of color, and rich, 3-D sound – a thrilling experience for families and film buffs alike. For techies, here are a few details about the experience only the Science Center can offer:

  • A 70-foot Certified Giant Screen
  • Two industry-leading, Christie® laser-illuminated 4K laser-digital projectors,
  • and a premium Dolby Atmos® multichannel surround sound system with 45 speakers

Ann Metzger, Co-Director of the Carnegie Science Center, spoke at the event saying “We can’t talk about this new theater without mentioning its namesake, John Rangos. He gave the largest gift to the Second Century Fund campaign that built Carnegie Science Center in 1991 and has been a member of the board and supporter of the Science Center for more than 25 years. The John G. Rangos Charitable Foundation also contributed to The SPARK! Campaign to help make this new theater possible.”

Co-Directors Ann Metzger and Ron Baillie

Carnegie Science Center Co-Directors Ann Metzger and Ron Baillie

Co-Directors Ann Metzger and Ron Baillie

Jenica meets a coatimundi, a South American mammal in the racoon family