Now Open: The Dome at Container Park

Now Open: The Dome at Container Park

“About 25 people reclined in their seats watched as a father and daughter gawked at animated dinosaurs from 65 million years ago.

In another video, helicopters flew over a desolated brick building while Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” played all around the crowd.

Lastly, the crowd watched asteroids explode as presenter Mark Carlson pulled the trigger on a modified laser tag gun.

“It’s the first of its kind,” said Carlson, operations vice president for theater operator Downtown Project.

The two movie scenes and game were part of a preview Thursday for the planetariumlike Dome theater inside Downtown Container Park on Fremont Street.

Opened quietly on April 10 and now receiving promotion, the theater offers six attractions with tickets starting as low as $5 and aimed at visitors as young as 4.

The Dome has existed in front of Container Park since the shopping center opened in 2013. Holding about 75 people, the theater’s primary use was private events and cocktail mixers.

The theater is another attraction to bring people to the park, the flagship of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s $350 million downtown redevelopment project.”