It’s the first of its kind in the state of Iowa: a three-D “I-MAX” theaterwill be built in Davenport. The theater will be part of the 11-and-a-half million dollar expansion ofDavenport’s Putnam Museum of Science and Natural History. The museum’sboard has raised half that amount and is seeking the rest from the city andprivate donors. The opening of the two-hundred-70 seat I-MAX theater is setfor 2001. Construction will get underway in the spring. I-MAX spokeswomanTerees Andrade says I-MAX stands for Image Maximum.Putnam director Chris Reich says the museum will show “family” films — on afive-story screen.An estimated 200-thousand patrons would likely view an I-MAX feature inDavenport each year.
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