MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Pink Palace Museum will now be open Friday nights for laser light shows and giant screen movies.
The Pink Palace Museum purchased a hi-tech laser light projection system for its AutoZone Dome Sharpe Planetarium. The new Skylase projection system is specifically designed for planetarium domes and features brilliantly colored astronomical imagery and animations. With high-speed optical scanners for deflections of laser beams and a fish eye lens for projection angles, the Skylase system creates a multi-sensory experience.
Fab Fridays will begin Oct. 5 with a Halloween-themed laser light show Fright Light and giant screen movies including classics “Bride of Frankenstein” and “Creature from the Black Lagoon.” Other laser light shows for October will include “Pink Floyd’s The Wall” and “Laser Metallica.” Beer, wine and eats will be served at Metro Eats.
Additionally, after nearly two years of renovation and construction, the Pink Palace Mansion will reopen Dec. 8. The re-opening will be the premiere of the mansion’s new and refurbished exhibits including a reconstructed, original Piggly Wiggly Store replica and Country Store, along with a restored Clyde Parke Miniature Circus. The Clyde Parke Miniature Circus exhibit will reside on the second story of the Mansion which has not been open to the public since 1978.
The Pink Palace Museum is bringing back some of their most popular exhibits and artifacts to the Mansion such as the Cossitt Library which will include the Cossitt Gallery that will recreate the first museum in Memphis. There will be more than 600 artifacts on display similar to how they were shown in the early 19th century.
In addition to bringing back to life some of the Museum’s favorite exhibits, the Mansion will house plush new event rental facilities, state-of-the art lighting and a refurbished grand staircase.
For more information on the Pink Palace Museum, visit www.memphismuseums.org.
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