Colossus Woodbridge Theatre
Completion: March 01, 1999
Total Construction Value: $30,000,000
Beginning in the spring of 1998, the drive-in theatre at the intersection of highways 7 and 400 was transformed into the Colossus Woodbrige, a futuristic theatre complex built in the shape of a giant spacecraft. On completion it contained a state-of-the-art IMAX theatre and additional theatres of varying sizes. The central pod serves as the entrance, and gives access to the theatres, concessions, and a second-floor bar area.
Kelson's mechanical scope included the following equipment and services:
- Provide underground drains, rainwater leaders, refrigeration, and water pipes
- Install specialty water filtration for concession use
- Hoist and place 27 air handling units
- Deliver start up and commissioning of mechanical systems
As a consequence of the unusual design, Colossus Woodbridge had some unique challenges. The bar and concessions are built in a circle, which means all pipes and ductwork were bent in a circle to match the radius of the counters. All exposed pipes or ducts are installed to look like they are functional features of a spacecraft. Other project highlights include special mechanical requirements for the main IMAX theatre, as well as 27 individual rooftop units that heat and cool the theatres.