Millions of dollars are being invested in the renovations.
Even though the Australian Centre for the Moving Image is a while away from reopening, the newly-released teaser video reveals how much the building will change.
As part of the renovations, ACMI’s interior has been stripped back to give it a more spacious, light-filled interior look. As you enter the building, you’ll be welcomed with bright public spaces and a staircase leading up to the cinemas.
“This renewal will enable ACMI to deliver a visitor experience that is immersive, interactive and illuminating,” said ACMI director Katrina Sedgwick.
“We will challenge and delight our visitors with a journey through the moving images that define our age.”
What’s also new is a permanent moving image exhibition space that’s free to visit and curated by ACMI staff. The new exhibition will pay tribute to the classic Aussie road movie genre with a massive car that is half Mad Max Interceptor, half Bush Mechanics creativity.
The new centre will be equipped with a piece of technology known as the Lens, which visitors can use to collect information throughout the exhibition. In the Foley room, punters will be able to create their own soundtrack and sound effects, and the building’s Media Preservation Lab will give a previously unseen look into how ACMI preserves film and digital media.
ACMI will reopen in mid-2020. For more info, head to ACMI’s website.
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