An early Christmas present
from the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX® 3D
McDonald, Tenn., woman 5 millionth visitor to theater
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Dec. 16, 2004) – Members of the Headrick
family from McDonald, Tenn., received a little extra “jolly”
for their holiday this year.
Headrick, who visited the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater
today with her sons Christopher, 11, and Tyler, 5, was the theater’s
5 millionth visitor.
family received a VIP welcome, an IMAX holiday gift basket,
special holiday 3D glasses and other goodies. Following the
gift presentation, the family watched the 3-D holiday animated
film, “Santa vs. the Snowman.”
more than half a million visitors each year, the Tennessee Aquarium
IMAX 3D Theater is one of the top performing theaters in the
country, according to Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler,
Co-Chairmen and Co-Chief Executive Officers, IMAX Corporation.
the theater’s opening in 1996, visitors have climbed the
daunting heights of Everest, experienced the weightlessness
of space, and dived into the undersea worlds of the most fascinating
and frightening aquatic creatures. The IMAX 3D experience is
powerful, involving and intense. Because of its technologically
advanced 3D cameras, rolling-loop projector, special polarized
glasses, and large film format - at 10 times the size of conventional
35mm movie film, it's the largest in the world- viewers don't
watch an IMAX 3D movie; they live it.
enable the 3D effect, the lenses are carefully aligned to project
both left and right eye views onto the giant screen. To see
images in 3D, the audience wears polarized glasses, which match
the polarizing filters of the projector's twin lenses. While
the lenses superimpose separate left and right eye views onto
the screen, the glasses make sure that each eye sees the appropriate
image, allowing your brain to create a single 3D image.
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