Carnegie Science Center: The Rangos Giant Cinema

One of North America’s Best IMAX Theaters

In July , 2017, Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Omnimax Theater on the North Shore closed for renovations and became the new Rangos Giant Screen Cinema.

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 Welch, daughter of John G. Rangos, Sr.

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.”

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.

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.”

Carnegie Science Center Co-Directors Ann Metzger and Ron Baillie
  Jenica meets a coatimundi, a South American mammal in the racoon family

About the Rangos Cinema

The Rangos Giant Cinema is the most technologically advanced motion picture experience in Pittsburgh, boasting a 70-by-38-foot Certified Giant Screen, crystal-clear images, brilliant colors, and rich surround sound. It features two industry-leading Christie® laser-illuminated 4K laser digital projectors and a premium Dolby Atmos® surround sound system with 45 speakers.

By virtue of the technology, colorful and comfortable architecture, and atmosphere, The Rangos is designed to be a destination that provides immersive and exciting experiences to our guests. After your stay, we want you to feel like you have visited the “Mother of all Theaters.”

The theater’s technology provides extensive capabilities and significant opportunities for you to enjoy a broad range of dynamic content. From Hollywood feature films, film festivals, cult and classic films, to educational and event films, 3D experiences, and extreme special effects, look for something new, exciting, and unique every month.