The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is a landmark at
Let’s hope that the City of
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The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, which will stop showing laser rock shows on January 28, is gearing up for a $5.4 million fundraising drive so it can buy new projectors for its iconic circular theatre.
It is also renewing its business plan and urging its landlord, the City of
The space centre’s laser rock shows, which have been an attraction for 30 years, have been presented by
The space centre, which some people fondly call the Planetarium, is not renewing Roundhouse Productions’ rental agreement, the space centre’s executive director
“The plan is to do a renewal of our technology,” he said. “Planetarium technology is a bit old. What we want is better than high definition TV.”
Upgrades to washrooms, which resemble 1960s-era high school lavatories, will come if the City of
“If we’re state-of-the-art in the Planetarium and you go to the washroom on that level, we don’t want you to feel that you’re entering a time warp,” he said.
The space centre has produced its own shows and sold them to other space centres until the late 1980s.
“We’re working with