News Column

Laser shows rock IMAX theater

June 27, 2014

By John Bear, Alamogordo Daily News, N.M.



June 27--It's been more than 10 years since a laser show graced the dome of the Clyde W. Tombaugh Theater at the New Mexico Museum of Space history.

But they are back.

According to a press release, beginning Friday, Prismatic Magic, a laser show system developer and the museum have teamed up to bring 13 days of laser programs to the theater.

The theater will feature nine different laser shows, from family fun to classic rock, along with three special evening showings, the release states.

"Laser light shows have come a long way in the last few years, but I didn't realize how much they had improved until I saw this system work," museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll said.

Orwoll said the laser system features "the latest laser technology, and the show production is excellent."

"We are very excited to bring this to the Tombaugh Theater, even for a short time," he said. "We are looking forward to the public's response."

Orwoll said all of the shows are fun to watch.

"Some of the shows are educational or patriotic," he said, adding that others are family oriented.

Special evening laser shows will be included in the line-up, as well as daytime features, according to the release.

From Friday through July 9, "Laser Led Zeppelin" and "Lasers In Space" will rotate between 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

"American Pride" celebrates America's "unquenchable spirit of innovation, discovery, and exploration with a dazzling laser display set to an exciting mix of mainstream patriotic music and current popular music," according to the release.

"American Pride" will be shown daily July 3 through July 6 at 1 p.m.

Family Fun Nights happen Friday, Saturday and July 5 featuring "Laser Mania" and "Summer Laser Jam", which are perfect for kids of all ages, the release states.

"Classic rock lovers unite on Friday night as Laser Pink Floyd and Laser Beatles rock the dome," the release states. This is a one night showing of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" at 8 p.m., followed by the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" at 9 p.m.

"If you're going to have a laser light show, you have to have Pink Floyd," Orwoll said.

On Saturday night and July 5, don't miss Laser Pink Floyd featuring the "Best of Echoes" at 8 p.m., followed by Laser U2 "three decades of the boys from Dublin," in a techno-fusion of laser light and mainstream rock, with a hint of blues and punk for some extra kick, the release states.

Admission prices for the laser light shows are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and military, $4 for children (4-12) and children 3-years-old and under are free.

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