New York City is still waiting for its big, big big movie theater.
A week after opening its first one-and-a-half-year run in December 2016, the Cleveland Zoo’s new, three-story auditorium will finally be open for business.
And the zoo will get a much-needed update, as the New York Times reports that the Cleveland Zoological Society’s beloved “Inside Out” will finally arrive at the zoo’s new venue, which opened in December last year.
It’s no longer just about opening a theater.
It’s about giving it a brand-new look and a new feel.
The zoo’s staff, including its zookeeper, are still learning about the theater’s capabilities, but the first two films, “Inside Laughter” and “Inside Jaws,” were filmed on location and will be shown at the venue.
“We’ll be looking at the space, making sure it’s functional, and making sure the lights are working,” Cleveland Zoo President Mike Jorgensen said in an interview with the Times.
Inside Out is the first movie to be shot in the theater since 2013’s “The Muppets” and will mark the first time that an animated feature film has been shown in Cleveland’s zoos.
Jorgensen, a former Cleveland Zoo employee, was in charge of “Inside Zoo,” a two-week long film festival in which zoo visitors came together to learn about animals and plants in their natural habitats.
The zoo also plans to create a new “mixed zone,” where visitors can interact with a variety of wildlife and plants, including “Cubs and Birds” and the endangered brown bear.
The park also is preparing for the arrival of a new, bigger exhibit that will include a new exhibit called “The Zoo for People” and a smaller, more intimate area that will be dedicated to “Bubbles, Bubbles, Baby Boomers, Boomers.”
The zoo will also be introducing a new interactive feature called “Dome” to the park, which will offer visitors a virtual tour of the zoo as they explore it and take in the zoo.
“Inside Zoo” is the latest animated feature to open at the Cleveland zoo, which had previously featured “Babysitter Bear” in its “Penguins in Ice” and its own “Muppets, Inc.” theme park.
The “Inside the Zoo” feature will also give visitors a chance to meet the zoo animals, including an exhibit with the zoo mascot, a lion, a tiger and a rhinoceros.
It was originally planned for the Cleveland area, but after a change in the schedule of the Cleveland Browns game against the Minnesota Vikings on Jan. 23, 2018, the zoo changed plans.
After opening in 2017, the two-year-old zoo’s “Inside” program has grown from just a few dozen visits a year to a full-fledged program in which more than 60,000 people visit.
It has also become a popular event for kids and families.
“People will come from as far as Illinois and New York and from as many states as possible,” Jorgensen said.
“We’re excited to give them something to do and something to learn from.
We’re looking forward to seeing what they see.
They’ll be able to see what they’ve been wanting to see, and hopefully we’ll get a little more out of them.”
The Cleveland Zoo also will welcome the “Inside The Zoo” tour to the zoo in the future, though its exact timetable hasn’t been announced.