Ribbon cutting ceremony held at Sci-Port for Goodman IMAX Dome

NEWLY RENOVATED – Carl Goodman, Sylvia Goodman, Foster Campbell and Dianne Clark were on hand for Wednesday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at Sci-Port. (Photo by HARRIET PROTHRO PENROD)

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The Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Goodman IMAX Dome at Sci-Port Discovery Center on Wednesday to recognize the elected officials who had made renovations to the theatre possible.

Opening remarks and the ribbon cutting were followed by light refreshments, tours of the newly renovated Goodman IMAX Dome, and a complimentary showing of the Ancient Caves documentary.

Sci-Port executive director Dianne Clark thanked the City of Shreveport for its $1.1 million contribution along with the Caddo Parish Commission ($400,000) and the Louisiana Public Service Commission ($200,000).

Sci-Port is completing a million-dollar makeover of its IMAX theatre with new lighting and sound equipment. The upgrades will not only provide a better entertainment experience for the public, but help demonstrate new technology that reduces energy consumption, according to Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell.

“I was pleased to contribute $200,000 from my Energy Efficiency fund toward this Sci-Port project,” Campbell said. “It is helpful for this Shreveport institution that celebrates the key role of science in our world to demonstrate the science of energy conservation to the thousands of children and adults who visit Sci-Port each year.”

On Jan. 21, 2023, Sci-Port will host the Goodman Gala to celebrate the grand opening of the Goodman IMAX Dome and to thank the Sylvia Goodman and her family for their dedication and untiring efforts to Sci-Port Discovery Center. Individual gala tickets are $100 each. For information or to purchase tickets, call 318-424-3466.