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Full Dome Cinema

Cinema 360 will bring immersive, full-dome planetarium cinema to Darwin with a temporary, pop-up structure situated at Darwin Waterfront Precinct. Pioneered in the 1950s, full dome projection was initially used for educational purposes at planetariums.

More recently, artists, animators and filmmakers have been exploring the technology for its unique cinematic potential.

Films

Space 360º

Dark Universe celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe & Stories in the Stars explores a new way of looking at the sky through the stories of the Boorong people.

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Environment 360°

An extraordinary journey into a mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs, bioluminescent sea creatures and rare marine life, revealing a complex community living in the oceans most threatened by climate change.

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ART 360°

Jules Verne Voyages – Three Journeys Through The Impossible is an artistic interpretation of the novels ‘From the Earth to the Moon’ and its sequel ‘Around the Moon’ and Acclaimed digital artist Android Jones, in partnership…

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Music 360°

A visual production inspired by the music of Pink Floyd, join us for a journey through Pink Floyd’s 1979 album The Wall.  Featuring a mesmerising blend of live-action, graphic representation and kaleidoscopic imagery…

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Schedule and Tickets

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we've had to move the Cinema 360 program to start on Monday 18 September now. All tickets purchased to previous sessions have been refunded.

Please click on any of the film titles in the schedule below to purchase tickets.
Use the links above to find out more information about each of the films.
Date10.30am12.30pm6pm7.30pm
Monday 18th360º ENVIRONMENT Coral: Rekindling Venus (45 min)360º ARTS Samskara & Jules Verne Voyages (70 min)VIP NIGHT -- Closed to publicVIP NIGHT -- Closed to public
Tuesday 19th360º SPACE Dark Universe & Stories In The Stars (60 min) SOLD OUT360º SPACE Dark Universe & Stories In The Stars (60min)360° MUSIC The Wall (60min)360° REMIX EXPERIMENT with Ben Walsh and VJ Radiance - FREE EVENT
Wednesday 20th360º ARTS Samskara & Jules Verne Voyages (70 min)360º SPACE Dark Universe & Stories In The Stars (60 min) SOLD OUT!360º ENVIRONMENT Coral: Rekindling Venus with special introduction by Producer John Maynard and short presentation by Environment NT (60 min)360° MUSIC The Wall (60min)
Thursday 21st360º ENVIRONMENT Coral: Rekindling Venus (45 min)360º SPACE Dark Universe & Stories In The Stars (60 min) 360° MUSIC The Wall (60min)360º SPACE Dark Universe & Stories In The Stars (60 min)
Friday 22nd360º SPACE Dark Universe & Stories In The Stars (60 min) SOLD OUT360º ENVIRONMENT Coral: Rekindling Venus (45 min)360º ARTS Samskara & Jules Verne Voyages (70 min)360° MUSIC The Wall (60min)
Saturday 23rd360º ENVIRONMENT Coral: Rekindling Venus (45 min)360° MUSIC The Wall (60min)360º SPACE Dark Universe & Stories In The Stars (60 min)360° ART Samskara & Jules Verne Voyages (70 min)
Sunday 24th360º ARTS Samskara & Jules Verne Voyages (70 min)360º ENVIRONMENT Coral: Rekindling Venus (45 min)360° MUSIC The Wall (60min)360º SPACE Dark Universe & Stories In The Stars (60 min)

Cinema 360° is proud to be working with specialists Projection Teknik to bring full dome cinema to Darwin audience for the very first time.

For close to two decades, Projection Teknik have been an integral part of large-scale crowd-pleasing projections, creating aesthetically beautiful pieces that transform a viewer’s perception of their surroundings. Nick Azidis is an Australian born new media artist and projection illusionist specialising in large-scale projections, in both digital and analogue mediums, and has compiled a diverse body of work over nearly three decades as a producer, content developer/creator and technician.

Nick is interested in storytelling and creating eternal memories and changing viewer’s perceptions through his work, through imageand light. Nick has delivered projections for the Gertrude Projection Festival,

Geelong Christmas program, Melbourne White Night, ANZAC centenary on the NGV, Melbourne International Music Week, Melbourne Biennale, and Australian Open Tennis championships.

Projection Teknik will be our pilots into a world of immersive full-dome cinema during this year's DIFF program. To find out more about ProjectionTeknik visit them at projectionteknik.com

Cinema 360° is proudly supported by

Special Events

360º Remix Experiment LIVE – with Ben Walsh (FREE EVENT)

Immerse yourself in a special night of improvised live music and projections as Ben Walsh (drummer with acclaimed Australian live dance music act The Bird) brings his solo project REMIX EXPERIMENT to Cinema360, in collaboration with Melbourne projectionist VJ Radiance.

New technologies and electronic music of the last decade meets primal energy and spirit & soul of live performance – the very gap between Human & Machine working in tandem is where REMIX EXPERIMENT comes into its own element.

This is a free event with bar provided.

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Ben Walsh REMIX

360º ENVIRONMENT screening with introduction by John Maynard

Coral: Rekindling Venus is a major work for fulldome digital planetariums by acclaimed Australian artist Lynette Wallworth.

As part of the  6pm screening on Wednesday 20th September, Producer John Maynard will provide an introduction to the film.

This film is an extraordinary journey into a mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs, bioluminescent sea creatures and rare marine life, revealing a complex community living in the oceans most threatened by climate change. The film also features the music of Hans Richter, Dr G Yunipingu and more.

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360° Film Production: A workshop with Warik Lawrence

Presented by Warik Lawrence, Digital Production Designer for the Melbourne Planetarium (Stories in the Stars).

As planetariums worldwide continue to embrace the new frontier of fulldome, Warik will examine the development of this technology, discuss the inevitable collision of narrative cinema and immersive reality that has called out for a new screen language.

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