Filmmakers Unite to Protest Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s plan to demolish its IMAX theater in order to expand a cafeteria (PoPVille)

Some of the world’s most prominent IMAX documentary filmmakers are leading a charge to oppose the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s plan to demolish its IMAX theater in order to expand a cafeteria. In a public letter, the filmmakers have asked the museum’s Executive Director Dr. Kirk Johnson, to delay the demolition in order to engage in a transparent and public dialogue on the decision, including a full financial disclosure of the IMAX theater as well as the rationale for the proposed cafeteria expansion and its expected revenues.

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  1. Should this come to pass, it will be a tremendous waste of taxpayer money. Its mission as a museum is to educate, not feed the masses. Makes not sense demolishing a perfectly good IMAX theater.

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