SESQUIdome High-Def 360° Cinematic Experience Coming to Kingston

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Kingston is set to host SESQUI – a Canada 150 Signature Initiative – from Friday, August 11 until Tuesday the 15th.

The giant, inflatable SESQUIdome will be across from the Rogers K-Rock Centre for the public to get the chance to see HORIZON – A Visual Symphony of Canada.

“I’m really looking forward to the launch event of SESQUI HORIZON here in Kingston,” said said Mayor Bryan Paterson, in a City release. “This film captures the incredible beauty of Canada from coast-to-coast-to-coast using state-of-the-art technology. This project, meant to commemorate Canada’s 150th, uses a unique approach to storytelling and I’m excited to see Kingstonians enjoy what is sure to be a truly inspiring experience.”

HORIZON is 22 minute high-definition, 360° cinematic experience that will be screened every half-hour in the SESQUIdome in the Frontenac parking lot at 28 The Tragically Hip Way.

Between Friday and Monday (Aug. 11-14), screenings will take place between 12 pm and 10 pm, and on Tuesday (Aug. 15) from 10 am to 7:30 pm. Admission is free and on a first come, first served basis.

“Over the past few weeks, we’ve had the opportunity to share this unique experience with thousands of Canadians from all origins, ages and backgrounds, many moved to tears by HORIZON’s artistry and celebration of this great country,” said SESQUI Executive Producer, Joanne Loton. “With nearly a hundred scenes spanning every province and territory, gripping music and truly original visuals, there’s something in this film for everyone. As Canada 150 celebrations continue across the country past Canada Day, we hope to offer Canadians a once-in-a-generation experience they’ll never forget.”

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The SESQUI cinematic dome is supported by the province of Ontario as part of a line-up of Ontario150 celebrations taking place across the province in 2017. SESQUI is also a Canada 150 Signature Initiative, supported by the Government of Canada.

Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, descibed Ontario’s 150th anniversary is an “opportunity to come together and celebrate the incredible province we live in.”

“A picture is worth a thousand words, and the SESQUI film HORIZON is a visual spectacle of special and unique moments across the country,” said McMahon. “With SESQUI’s dome in Kingston, families throughout the area will experience the magic of Ontario and Canada with this breathtaking film.”

UPDATE: It’s open now!


With a vision to see and understand Canada in new and inspiring ways, SESQUI is a revolutionary 360° cinematic journey into the heart of Canada. SESQUI aims to engage millions of Canadians through its full dome and virtual reality content, online activities and learning programs that showcase the best in Canadian arts and innovation. SESQUI is a Canada 150 Signature Initiative poised to lead celebrations in Canadian communities this year.  #SESQUI2017


2017 is the 150th anniversary of Ontario as a province. To recognize this historically significant year, the government launched Ontario150, a year-long commemoration that is honouring the province’s past, showcasing the present and inspiring future generations. Through Ontario150 grant programs and a series of signature initiatives, Ontario is engaging youth, encouraging cultural expression, promoting participation in sport and recreation, and creating economic opportunities across the province.

Photo: @Sesqui2017 on Twitter