FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - January 26, 2016) - MacGillivray Freeman Film's "National Parks Adventure 3D" takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness when it arrives in AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater on February 12, 2016. Moviegoers will soar over red rock canyons, hurtle down steep mountain peaks and explore other-worldly realms found within America's most legendary outdoor places. Along the way, the film becomes at once an action-packed celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service and a soulful reflection on what wilderness means to us all.
Filmed in more than 30 national parks across the country, this immersive film for IMAX® and giant screen theatres follows world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America's spectacularly wild and beautiful places -- including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite and Arches -- revealing a tapestry of natural wonders that will inspire the adventurer in all of us. Captured with IMAX 3D cameras and shown in full glory in giant screen theatres, "National Parks Adventure 3D" celebrates the majesty of our national parks and treasured landscapes and highlights the importance of protecting them. National Parks Adventure was produced in association with Brand USA and presented globally by Expedia, Inc. and Subaru of America, Inc. with major support from the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.
"There are 408 national parks in our country that many families have not been able to explore," says two-time Academy Award®-nominated director Greg MacGillivray. "Our hope is that 'National Parks Adventure 3D' will encourage our audiences to discover the beauty and sanctuary of these American treasures, which belong to every one of us."
"In addition to opening National Parks Adventure 3D at the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater, we have national conservationist Clyde Butcher scheduled to give presentations on his photography of our national parks and we will open a new permanent exhibit of Butcher's photography that was generously donated by Lisa and Jim Dobson," said Museum President/CEO Kim Cavendish.
Clyde Butcher to Introduce National Parks Adventure 3D
February 13, 2016 12:10 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Shows at AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater
Clyde Butcher, a nationally recognized conservationist, will introduce the new giant screen film National Parks Adventure 3D. He will share some of his own breathtaking photography of national parks. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet Clyde Butcher and learn about his beautiful and delicate world of photographing nature plus have their books/photos signed at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (Note: IMAX ticket purchase required)
Clyde Butcher and Andy Royston appearances funded in part by Visit Florida.
Andy Royston presents iPhonography
February 13, 2016 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Learn tips on capturing nature photos with your camera phone and how to share them with the world in a Cell Phone Photography 101 presentation by designer and photographer Andy Royston. Royston is known to his 50,000 social media fans as @FtLauderdaleSun.
Clyde Butcher and Andy Royston appearances funded in part by Visit Florida.
National Parks Activities
February 13 & 14, 2016 Noon to 4 p.m.
Climbing Wall - Jump, duck, dive and climb on our 26-foot inflatable climbing wall, provided by Extremely Fun Bounce House and Waterslide Rentals.
Rock and Roll Plate Tectonics - Learn about the rock cycle and the different types of rocks and their role in the structure of Earth's crust.
Going, Going, GONE! - Learn how asteroids and comets have lent their sheer power to help form our solar system and form our beautiful planet.
Extreme Animals - Create your own extreme animal that can withstand the extreme temperatures in some of our National Parks.
Minerals, Gems and Rocks - Learn the difference between these three items and where you can find them in our National Parks.
"National Parks Adventure 3D" follows in the tradition of MacGillivray Freeman's award-winning giant screen films -- including "Everest", "Dolphins", "Journey Into Amazing Caves" and "To The Arctic" -- that are set in some of the most extraordinary places on the planet.
Working in collaboration with Brand USA -- which is the destination-marketing organization for the United States -- allows for "National Parks Adventure 3D" to become the centerpiece of their global marketing initiative for their 2015-2016 "Great Outdoors" campaign.
AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater is located at 401 SW 2nd Street in Fort Lauderdale. For information on tickets and show times, please call 954.713.0930 or visit the website at www.mods.org
The film is family friendly and has a run time of 43 minutes
About National Parks Adventure
A MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA and presented globally by Expedia, Inc. and Subaru of America, Inc. with major support from the Giant Dome Theater Consortium, NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE is directed by Greg MacGillivray (The Living Sea, Dolphins, Everest) and produced by Shaun MacGillivray (To The Arctic, Grand Canyon Adventure). Filmed with IMAX 3D cameras, NATIONAL PARKS ADVETURE is written by Stephen Judson (Everest, To The Arctic) and Tim Cahill (Everest) with a musical score by Steve Wood (Journey to the South Pacific, To the Arctic).
About Brand USA
Brand USA is the public-private partnership responsible for promoting the United States as a premier travel destination and communicating U.S. entry/exit policies and procedures. Established by the Travel Promotion Act in 2010, the organization's mission is to increase international visitation to the United States while working in partnership with the travel industry to maximize the economic and social benefits of travel. These benefits include creating jobs essential to the economy and fostering understanding between people and cultures. For industry or partner information about Brand USA, visit www.TheBrandUSA.com. For information about travel to and around the United States, please visit Brand USA's consumer website at www.VisitTheUSA.com.
About MacGillivray Freeman Films
MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world's foremost independent producer and distributor of giant-screen 70mm films with 38 films for IMAX and giant-screen theatres to its credit. Throughout the company's 50-year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two Academy Award® nominations and three films inducted into the IMAX Hall of Fame. MacGillivray Freeman's films are known for their artistry and celebration of science and the natural world. It is the first documentary film company to reach the one billion dollar benchmark for worldwide box office. For more information about the company, visit www.MacGillivrayFreemanFilms.com.
About the AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater
The AutoNation® IMAX Theater, owned and operated by the Museum of Discovery and Science, opened in 1992. The 300 seat theater is a showcase of state-of-the-art motion picture technology. In September 2014, the theater underwent an extensive renovation including a new giant screen (60 ft. x 80 ft.), new luxury seats, new powerful sound system and the addition of a digital projection system to complement our 15/70 film projector. The dual IMAX projection system allows for both digital and 15/70 IMAX films to be shown, offering a more consistent flow of new Hollywood films in addition to our classic documentaries. The IMAX Experience® is an unparalleled fusion of sight and sound. Audiences will enjoy six-story high images of unsurpassed brilliance and clarity as they're immersed in 32,000 watts of digital surround sound broadcast through 56 speakers. And the special geometry of the theater makes you feel as though you're immersed in the action. You're just not seeing the movie -- you're part of it. Both 2D and 3D films are shown in the theater and 3D films are viewed using special IMAX® 3D glasses. The AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater is home to the BIGGEST screen in South Florida and is one of only three Certified Giant Screen® theaters in Florida as certified by the Giant Screen Cinema Association . For show times, call 954.463.IMAX (4629) or visit www.mods.org .