Published Oct 25, 2017Constructed in 1971, the Cinesphere theatre at Ontario Place holds the honour of being the world's first permanent IMAX theatre. Now, the province has announced plans to reopen the Toronto landmark in all its triodetic glory next month.
As the Globe and Mail reports, the Cinesphere will reopen to the public in November for regular events and screenings. The theatre had previously been subject to quick renovations earlier this year for a screening of Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk as part of the Toronto International Film Festival.
The announcement comes as part of wider revitalization plans for the Ontario Place site, which involves renovating the existing buildings and landscape. The Globe and Mail notes that architecture firm Partisans, landscape architects Janet Rosenberg & Studio and other consultants are set to plan the project.
Ontario Place, which is also the home to Toronto outdoor concert venue Budweiser Stage, operated annually during the summer months from 1971 until its closure in 2011. The plan to redevelop the site was approved in 2014.