FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IMAX ENTERTAINMENT’S NEW SPACE EPIC “A BEAUTIFUL PLANET” OPENS
MAY 13 AT FERNBANK MUSEUM’S IMAX® THEATRE
Tickets on sale now!
ATLANTA, GA - May 2, 2016 – From IMAX Entertainment, “A Beautiful Planet,” the latest space documentary from director Toni Myers and made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will open at Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s IMAX® Theatre on Friday, May 13. The film features stunning footage of Earth captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and is narrated by Academy Award®-winner Jennifer Lawrence. Tickets are on sale at www.fernbankmuseum.org/explore/imax-theatre/a-beautiful-planet/.
The IMAX® release of “A Beautiful Planet” will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
“A Beautiful Planet” reunites much of the filmmaking team from “Hubble” and “Space Station,” led by producer and director Toni Myers, who also wrote and edited the film. Director of photography James Neihouse, ASC, served as the astronaut training manager. Graeme Ferguson, IMAX co-founder and pioneer producer of many IMAX space films, is the executive producer, and Judy Carroll is the film’s co-producer. Marsha Ivins also served as space operations consultant on the film. The music is composed by Micky Erbe and Maribeth Solomon. Sound design is by Peter Thillaye.
You can learn more about “A Beautiful Planet” by visiting its official site at www.imax.com/ABP.
Projected on an impressive five-story screen, “A Beautiful Planet” will show daily at Fernbank’s IMAX® Theatre starting May 13. “A Beautiful Planet” also shows Friday evenings during Martinis & IMAX®. For exact show times and to watch the trailer, visit http://www.fernbankmuseum.org/explore/imax-theatre/a-beautiful-planet/. IMAX® tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for seniors, $11 for children and $8 for Museum members, and can be purchased online at fernbankmuseum.org or by calling 404.929.6400.
About Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Fernbank Museum of Natural History, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is one of the most popular and iconic cultural attractions in Atlanta. Home to the world’s largest dinosaurs, Atlanta’s biggest IMAX® screen and one of the largest assemblages of urban Piedmont forest in the United States, Fernbank brings science to life through immersive programming and unmatched experiences that encourage a greater appreciation of our planet and its inhabitants. Fernbank continues its nearly 80-year environmental legacy to protect Fernbank Forest while fulfilling an educational mission to inspire life-long learning of natural history. Visit fernbankmuseum.org for more information and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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