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  Celebration! Cinema & IMAX Theatre, Page 24Celebration! Cinema & IMAX Theatre
ARCHITECT
POST ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS
40 Pearl Street, N.W., #900, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
www.postassociates.com

GENERAL CONTRACTOR
C.D. BARNES ASSOCIATES, INC.
3437 Eastern Avenue, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49508
www.cdbarnes.com


Location: 
Lansing, Michigan
Total Square Feet: 13,750
Construction Period: July 2003 to Nov 2003 

CONSTRUCTION TEAM
ARCHITECT: Post Associates Architects - 40 Pearl Street, N.W., #900, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: JDH Engineering, Inc. - 3000 Ivanrest, S.W., #B, Grandville, MI 49418
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Allied Electric - 2503 Waldorf Court, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Quality Air - 3395 Kraft Avenue, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49512


Owned by Jack Loeks Theatres, Inc., Lansing’s IMAX theatre is the second IMAX constructed by C.D. Barnes Associates, Inc. and it’s the first MPX theatre in the entire world. The latest product in large-format theatre design, this 330-seat auditorium is equipped with an enormous 44- by 70-foot silver-coated MPX screen.

An undertaking of this magnitude had an unusual amount of special details. Even something as ordinary as insulation had to be re-evaluated. To ensure sound quality, an average theatre requires two inches of insulation behind each wall and four inches behind the screen. With an IMAX, however, four inches of insulation had to be installed behind each wall, and no less than six inches behind the screen.

Another item of interest was the work sequence. To accommodate the unusual needs of the IMAX auditorium, the normal work sequence had to be altered. The entire acoustical ceiling, including electrical and mechanical finishes, was completed before the stadium seating framing and concrete placed below. Again, special care was taken by C.D. Barnes Associates to meet or exceed all requirements and specifications for the IMAX projection and sound systems.

Completed in 2003, Celebration! IMAX Theatre is a delight to the movie patrons of Lansing.

MANUFACTURERS/SUPPLIERS
DIV 04:
Masonry: The Belden Brick Company.
DIV 07:
EPDM: Firestone.
DIV 09: Tile: Crossville; Paint: Benjamin Moore.


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