Popular giant screen film festival will feature Omnitheater classics and never-before-seen features
Omnifest 2014 viewers will get a front-row seat to experience larger-than-life adventures – from the crystal clear waters of Mexico’s legendary Guadalupe Island to on board the shuttle Discovery, more than 300 miles above the Earth’s surface. Included in this year’s festival is the Science Museum’s own Ring of Fire, along with Great White Shark, Blue Planet, Stomp’s World Beat, and To the Limit. With such a diverse film line-up, Omnitheater viewers of all ages and interests will find something to enjoy, making it an ideal family destination this winter.
Great White Shark
Great White Shark, which is brand new to the Omnitheater during Omnifest 2014, unravels the mystery of a creature humans love to fear—the much maligned, misrepresented and misunderstood great white shark—and goes to the depths of human daring to tell the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain. Please note: A media preview screening of Great White Shark will be held on Tuesday,January 7 at 5 p.m. Please RSVP to Sarah Imholte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Planet is a moving portrait of the planet we call home, featuring breathtaking footage from five different space shuttle missions. From this unique vantage point, viewers can see clearly the forces that affect our planet, from within and without: volcanoes, earthquakes, typhoons, and perhaps the most powerful force, humankind. Please note: A media preview screening of Blue Planet will be held on Tuesday, January 7 at 4 p.m. Please RSVP to Sarah Imholte at email@example.com.
Ring of Fire
Only the Omnitheater’s nine-story domed screen can do justice to the great circle of volcanoes that rings the Pacific Ocean. In this Science Museum of Minnesota original production, visitors will get a front row seat for the spectacular eruptions of Mount St. Helens and Sakurajima in Japan. They’ll see the birth of a new volcano in southern Chile, and they’ll meet people who live within the shadows of some of the world’s most active volcanoes.
Stomp’s World Beat
Omnitheater viewers will join cast members from the acclaimed stage show Stomp as they tour the world – from Spain to Japan, Brazil to Botswana – and celebrate the global beat with this exuberant exploration of the sights and sounds of continents and cultures.
To the Limit
Featuring incredible endoscopic footage of the inner workings of the human body, To The Limit introduces Omnitheater viewers to a rock climber, a ski racer, and a prima ballerina as they put their highly-trained bodies to the test. The film captures the spectacular roles that these athletes’ muscles, respiratory and circulatory systems, and senses of sight and hearing play in their rigorous routines.
Omnifest’s five films will run in rotation, Tuesday through Sunday (note: the Science Museum and Omnitheater are closed on Mondays). Find a complete schedule at www.smm.org/omnifest. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for kids ages 4 to 12 and seniors. Subsequent same-day films are 15% off of the original price. As with all Omnitheater showings, advance reservations are strongly recommended and are available by visiting www.smm.org or calling (651) 221-9444.
The Science Museum of Minnesota is the region’s leading museum attraction. Its William L. McKnight-3M Omnitheater, which features a nine-story domed screen and a state-of-the-art sound system, is one of only four convertible dome theaters in the world. The museum is located at 120 West Kellogg Boulevard in downtown St. Paul, on the banks of the Mississippi River. For museum hours, directions, and visit information, visitors can call (651) 221-9444 or visit www.smm.org.
Taken from Press Release