December 10, 2010
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Maryland Science Center Goes to Extremes for
2011 IMAX Film Festival
9 exciting weeks, 7 action-packed films, 1 really big screen…
Beginning Tuesday, January 4, 2011 the ever-daring Maryland Science Center will thrill audiences with its most extreme IMAX Film Festival ever. From skiers on the tallest slopes to scientists in the deepest ocean depths…from the pinnacles of athletic and cultural achievement to the unparalleled destruction of Hurricane Katrina…the action-packed festival will take viewers on an intense journey to the extremes of the earth and the human spirit on the enormous five-story St. John Properties IMAX Theater screen.
Throughout the nine-week Festival, the Maryland Science Center’s IMAX theater will showcase seven captivating films that uniquely capture the extreme action and emotion of extraordinary places, events and performances. All seven films will be screened each day on a rotating schedule. The Festival will end March 3, 2011
The Maryland Science Center’s IMAX Film Festival Includes:
Hurricane on the Bayou
A journey deep into the soul-stirring heart of Louisiana – before, during and after the unprecedented devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
The story of the some of the world’s largest concentrations of penguins, albatrosses, fur seals and elephant seals on the majestic, barren south Atlantic island of South Georgia.
A close up view of the world’s best athletes as they challenge the most formidable features of nature, snowboarding perilous untouched mountain peaks, climbing vertical frozen waterfalls and magnificent red-rock spires, and surfing some of the world’s most intimidating waves.
Volcanoes of the Deep Sea
An extraordinary visual and scientific journey to the astounding volcanic habitats of the deep ocean alongside a team of scientists searching for a strange ancient species.
An exploration of the landforms, ecosystems, and indigenous peoples of seven amazing locations, including Greenland's giant icebergs, Tibet's Chang Tang Plateau, and Iguazu's immense waterfall.
Michael Jordan to the Max
A tribute to the most spectacular athlete of the 20th century, documenting his highlight-reel slam dunks, unyielding work ethic, fiery competitive spirit, and indomitable will to win.
An all-access pass to one of the most astounding concert tours ever, by one of the biggest bands in the world, shot with largest collection of 3D camera technology ever used on a single project
Visitors can purchase tickets to the IMAX Film Festival for $8 per film. Throughout the Festival, IMAX-only tickets are available and may be purchased separate from regular Maryland Science Center admission. An IMAX Film Festival discount package of five tickets is available for $25. Tickets must be redeemed during the Film Festival from January 4, 2011 though March 3, 2011.
About the Maryland Science Center
Named one of Parents Magazine’s Top 10 Science Centers in America, the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore makes science understandable and fun for more than 500,000 visitors a year. The Maryland Science Center inspires, fascinates, motivates and engages children and adults with dozens of interactive exhibits, traveling exhibitions, original presentations in the world-famous Davis Planetarium, larger-than-life movies in the five-story St. John Properties IMAX Theater, and hundreds of hands-on programs delivered throughout the state each year.