DTLA’s iconic Union Station has launched its first-ever summer entertainment programs and will unveil the interactive cinematic attraction, Union Station 360°, on Friday, July 15. This 4-D experience will take the visitor on an immersive journey through L.A.’s past, present and future. Union Station 360° will continue through Sunday, July 24 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight nightly, and is closed on Monday, July 18.
As part of Union Station’s FREE summer public programs, the station’s South Patio will be transformed into an evocative multi-media environment with the innovative cinematic experience Union Station 360°. The attraction was created by Pasadena’s renowned Hettema Group, responsible for some of the world’s most recognized interactive attractions ranging from the recently opened One World Observatory at the World Trade Center to Las Vegas’ High Roller to Universal Studios Islands of Adventure to Jurassic Park The Ride.
Union Station’s state-of-the-art, multi-sensory 360° experience will transport guests on an extraordinary interactive journey through the unique cultural fabric of L.A. with a series of imaginative vignettes exploring the city’s storied past and vibrant present. The Hettema Group teamed with filmmakers and digital artists to create original cinemagraphs that will be viewed, on a massive cutting-edge projection sphere and across a Floating Sky Screen, accompanied by a hypnotic original score.
The station’s massive entry arches will become the backdrop to a 30-foot-high, projection mapped art and video installation that will respond to visitors’ movements; and guests can move freely throughout the garden beneath the translucent Floating Sky Screen bathed in iconic Los Angeles imagery.
Union Station will be transformed into a towering canvas for dazzling imagery beamed on its façade as audiences become fully immersed in the Union Station 360° experience. The attraction is open and free to guests July 15 – July 24 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight (closed on Monday, July 18).