The Yosemite Theater is used eight hours a day, 365 days a year by education- and youth-program participants, park scientists, local and visiting experts, and the visiting public. Each year, more than half a million visitors watch Spirit of Yosemite, and tens of thousands more attend other programs and events in the theater. Over the years, that near-constant use took a toll on the theater system, causing it to fail frequently and negatively affect visitors’ experiences.
In 2014, anticipating the Yosemite and National Park Service anniversary events, the Conservancy funded a full upgrade of the theater’s audio and visual systems, replacing the old model with a state-of-the-art system that produces spectacular pictures and sound. This project also refurbished the theater foyer and installed a digital marquee, creating an inviting entrance that reflects the quality of the events and films inside.
With your help, the Yosemite Theater is offering consistent, high-quality and engaging experiences are for park visitors in every season.