$1.6 million grant will fund MPM IMAX theater renovation

Published Aug. 14, 2012

The Milwaukee Public Museum announced today that it has received a $1.6 million grant from the Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust to renovate the Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater. Due to the grant, the theater will receive 3D capability by October 2012.


An IMAX-imum headache

Published Aug. 5, 2012

With the advent of ever-advancing home entertainment systems, why should audiences go out of their way to pay growing ticket and concession prices just for the right to watch a movie with often-rude crowds? Their first great hope was, of course, 3-D, but there's a new hope on the horizon for theaters: IMAX.


100 things to do in Milwaukee

Published March 16, 2010

Whether you're a tourist in your own town or trying to show visitors a good time while they're here, Milwaukee doesn't slack when it comes to fun and interesting things to do. We've compiled a list of 100 of them right here for your convenience.


Happy Birthday, Michael Cudahy

Published March 17, 2009

Since it's his birthday, I wanted to revisit a 2002 lunch I had with Michael Cudahy. Please enjoy this interview and let's all remember to sing "Happy Birthday" to a great, civic-minded Milwaukeean, Michael Cudahy. Cheers!


OMC Family Weekend Roundup: Dec. 29-31, 2007

Published Dec. 27, 2007

It’s a quiet weekend before the New Year’s Eve storm on Monday night, but here’s a list of things to squeeze in before you ring in ’08.


Snake button's secret still charms Milwaukee

Published Oct. 27, 2004

Although museum management may not want to hear it, no innovation, interactive exhibit or addition to the IMAX can match the simple pleasure of the snake button. It may be one of Milwaukee's worst-kept secrets but, since 1966, it's been one of its best-loved charms.


Improved IMAX eyes first-run features

Published Sept. 20, 2004

Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater at the Milwaukee Public Museum has undergone a major upgrade including new seats, a state-of-the-art projection update, concession stand and a screen treatment. Now, it's planning on offering first-run flicks for the very first time in town.


Pay homage to America with "Lewis & Clark"

Published Oct. 5, 2002

Breathtaking beauty and exciting adventure await you with the new historical IMAX film "Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West." "Lewis & Clark" is produced by National Geographic and narrated by Jeff Bridges.


IMAX scales new heights with "Kilimanjaro"

Published July 25, 2002

From the director of the equally impressive IMAX flick, "Everest," "Kilimanjaro" lets us climb with guide Jacob Kyungai, a veteran of more than 250 voyages to the top of the mountain whose name means "mountain of greatness."


IMAX dives deep for latest film

Published March 23, 2001

The recipe for a good IMAX movie is easier than making Jell-O: mix one part scenic footage, one part educational narration and one part dreamy music. Do that, and you've got a hit, just like "Journey Into Amazing Caves," the newest film to hit the Humphrey Imax Dome Theater at the Milwaukee Public Museum.