Aquarium IMAX Theater
Adds 2D EVEREST to Evening Lineup
Tenn. (Feb. 26, 1998) -- Visitors to the Tennessee Aquarium
IMAX® Theater will be on top of the world as they experience
the thrill of EVEREST. The IMAX theater adds the blockbuster
new film to its lineup with special evening presentations of
the no-glasses-required 2D film beginning Saturday, March 28.
years of preparation and intense training, an expedition team
set forth in May 1996 to film EVEREST, the first large-format
film to scale the height of adventure on the worlds tallest
mountain. On the eve of the EVEREST Expedition ascent a raging
storm blew in and tragedy struck. Dozens of climbers were stranded.
Visibility was measured in inches. The temperature was 100 degrees
below zero. And EVEREST Expeditioners set their filming aside
and began coordinating a rescue effort for climbers further
up the mountain. With intrigue and compassion, people around
the world sat on the edge of their seats as the tragedy and
triumphant rescue unfolded on the worlds most revered
the magic of IMAX gives viewers the true story of the highest
adventure on earth. In the wake of the deadly tragedy, an exhausted
and emotionally drained ? EVEREST Expedition team completed
its climb. The resulting EVEREST includes scenes of the dramatic
rescue effort and features the climb of EVEREST Expeditioners.
The film pays homage to the undying spirit and insatiable thirst
for knowledge and adventure that brings people to the very edges
of the world and the very limits of human achievement.
giant six-story screen at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater
allows viewers to become part of the adventure, weathering the
storm, experiencing the tragedy and celebrating the triumph.
blockbuster, new large-format EVEREST film premieres at the
Tennessee Aquarium March 28, and compliments the daytime 3D
presentations of Into the Deep and L5: First City in Space.
Special evenings only EVEREST presentations are
Sun.-Wed. at 6 and 7 p.m., and Thurs.-Sat. at 6, 7 and 9 p.m.
Double feature tickets are available Thurs.-Sat for the 7 and
9 p.m. EVEREST presentations and the 8 p.m. L5 presentation.
For more information, call 1-800-262-0695.
support for EVEREST provided by Rock
A MacGillivray Freeman Film
Funding provided by the National Science Foundation
Sponsored in part by the Everest Film Network:
Museum of Science, Boston
Denver Museum of Natural History
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Houston Museum of Natural Science
National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan
Science World British Columbia, Vancouver
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