come to a dome near you
As for Cosm’s own venue, Johnson says slabs have been officially poured and steel is being erected at the Hollywood Park site in Los Angeles. The doors are set to open to fans in the summer of 2024, when technology will inevitably advance again—and the Cosm team will lead the charge.
“As production standards increased, it started to match our display technology,” Terry said. “The venue we opened in Los Angeles streams in 12K. You can’t even think of doing 12K with ultra-low latency these days, but we know we will.”
Cosm plans to open a second venue outside Dallas in the fall of 2024, with additional venue locations to be announced next year. Renderings for each site tease several spaces to watch the action while socializing, eating and drinking, including sports bar-style decks and outdoor patios.
“We believe this will be a space like no other,” Johnson said. “Ability [Los Angeles] The facility holds approximately 1,700 people, with 500 seats inside the dome and only standing room for about 700 people. It’s going to be a fun atmosphere with some general admission on the floor. “
Cosm will use a dynamic pricing model that fluctuates with scarcity and type of programming, but customers can pay similar ticket prices to other high-end theater experiences, Terry said. “We want to be approachable,” he emphasizes.
When will Utah have its own Cosm venue? No plans have been announced, but Johnson claims the company hopes to eventually have a footprint in every major metropolitan market. Currently, only a lucky few locals are invited to attend special events in the Cosm Experience Center’s “Demo Dome,” such as the Vivint Awards or the Clark Planetarium Gala.
So far, Johnson said, Cosm has been beneficial in gauging audience response at the R&D facility, on the same campus where computer graphics and virtual reality pioneers put Utah in the immersive entertainment history books.
“We’re very excited about our history and the spirit of innovation within the company,” said Stockham. “It’s great to have a technical core in Salt Lake City, we have a strong connection to the origins of computer graphics through Evans & Sutherland and the University of Utah, and it’s central to what we’ve done for a long time. We’re proud to be here Proud and excited about what we will achieve in the future.”