Wonderdome at the Entertainment Quarter
An immersive 360-degree pop-up cinema has landed at the Entertainment Quarter for the summer. The Wonderdome is the largest 360-degree projection cinema to come to Australia, combining art, film and music to create an experience that organisers say is like virtual reality, without the goggles.
As the name suggests, the theatre is housed in a giant dome, and will screen a raft of films specifically created for the format. Expect Coral: Rekindling Venus, an Australian-made deep dive into vibrant coral reefs threatened by climate change; the David Attenborough-narrated Flying Monsters, about pterosaurs – dinosaurs that flew; and Dynamic Earth, a Liam Neeson-narrated documentary that digs into the global climate. There’ll also be a screening of Carriberrie, which explores the power and diversity of Aboriginal dance and song in Australia.
During the day, family-friendly content will take centre stage. Dino Planet will zoom kids through a prehistoric landscape, Snowflake Adventure will celebrate Christmas, and Space Shapes will take kids to outer space.
The technology used in the Wonderdome has been seen at festivals such as Coachella and Burning Man. And it comes hot on the heels of immersive art exhibitions celebrating Van Gogh and Monet, both held in the Entertainment Quarter as well.
Punters can pick up jaffles, chips, chocolates, slushies and ice-cream pre and post-show. There’ll also be a gin bar and craft beers.
Tickets are $39.90 for adults and $24.90 for kids, with a $104.90 family pass.