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JOURNEY TO THE SOUTH PACIFIC: AN IMAX 3D EXPERIENCE®
Filmed in the heart of the Coral Triangle, amid the pristine coral reefs of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Journey to the South Pacific transports audiences to an underwater Eden where exotic marine life flourishes. Sea turtles, whale sharks, manta rays and other unusual creatures thrive here in this special place, the most bio-diverse marine ecosystem in the world. In this feel-good ocean adventure, audiences join a 12-year-old boy on a voyage through the islands as he dives with the world’s largest fish, witnesses’ sea turtles laying their eggs after a 6,500-mile journey across the Pacific, and encounters exotic critters like the coconut octopus. A tale of celebration and discovery, Journey to the South Pacific brings to life the extraordinary undersea beauty and inspiring human stories from this unique part of the world, revealing that we are all islanders on this ocean planet we call home. Journey to the South Pacific 3D is produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in association with IMAX Entertainment, presented by One World One Ocean, and narrated by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett.

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN EXPRESS 2D
Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and relates the epic adventure of building the nation’s first transcontinental railway. Retracing the original route aboard the majestic steam engine 2816, the audience is transported back to the age of steam. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, breathtaking vistas of the west, archival photographs and maps and the potent energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive to immerse audiences in an era of remarkable ingenuity and struggle and a region of stunning natural beauty.

FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES 3D
Based on a remarkable true story, the epic film immerses audiences in a triumphant journey of perseverance that spans thousands of miles and several generations -- tracking real monarch butterflies to their mysterious Mexican winter haven where audiences will discover a truly spectacular sight:  hundreds of millions of REAL live butterflies in one of the most amazing places on Earth!





AFRICAN ADVENTURE 3D: Safari in the Okavango

For many of us, Africa remains a distant and inaccessible place. Now however, there is an opportunity to visit the Okavango Delta, one of the most unique wilderness areas on this fascinating continent, in a new IMAX® film, African Adventure 3D: Safari in the Okavango. The Delta, created by the flood waters of the Okavango, is so large it can be spotted from deep space like a giant hand, bringing relief to this desolate region. Little-known to the outside world until a few decades ago, this secluded 20,000 square km maze of lagoons, channels and islands forms one of the most beautiful and pristine wildlife reserves on Earth. Audiences will take a thrilling adventure and come face to face with hippos, crocodiles, elephants, lions and many types of antelopes and bird species. Sponsored locally by Land Rover of Fort Lauderdale.

AFRICA: The Serengeti (2D)

Experience the real lion king in this incredible story of the greatest migration of land animals anywhere on Earth. The film makes you feel like you are part of the epic journey of more than 1.5 million animals as they travel 500 miles across the plains of the Serengeti, a place where life-and-death dramas are enacted daily. Experience the heart-pounding chorus of hooves and the amazing spectacle of wildebeests and zebras as far as the eye can see. Come face-to-face with some of Africa’s greatest predators-including lions, crocodiles, and cheetahs in pursuit of the migrating prey. Narrated by James Earl Jones.

ALASKA: Spirit of the Wild (2D)
This Academy Award nominated film shows the spectacularly beautiful land of Alaska, teeming with wildlife Discover the spirit of the wild and experience it in the explosive calving of glaciers, the celestial fires of Aurora Borealis and in the thundering stampede of caribou. Join this epic adventure into the untamed grandeur of Alaska. Narrated by Charlton Heston.

ANTARCTICA (2D)
Experience the brutal hardships, wonders and isolation of the first men on this magnificent frontier through the heartfelt words of Antarctica explorer Robert Scott. Join in the search for scientific evidence locked in centuries old ice, fly a helicopter over towering glacial peaks, and join a company of penguins in an underwater ballet.

CORAL REEF ADVENTURE (2D)
Follow the real-life expedition of ocean explorers and award-winning underwater cinematographers, Howard and Michele Hall, to the islands and sun-drenched waters of the South Pacific. Swim through the dazzling underwater seascapes of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Discover the mysterious deep ocean corals of Fiji. Fly through the azure skies above Tahiti. Dive into the shark-filled canyons off isolated Rangiroa.

BORN TO BE WILD (3D)
Watch a miraculous journey of second chancesas you Follow young orphaned elephants and orangutans on the trip of a lifetime, from birth to their rebirth into the wild. This family friendly documentary will transport moviegoers around the world to the far stretches of Kenya and Borneo and will inspire them to take action and save earth’s precious creatures. Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild 3D is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving endangered species one life at a time.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: JOURNEY OF MAN (3D)
Cirque Du Soleil Journey of Man is a visually stunning 3D film that combines circus arts, music, dance, theater and physical prowess. Beautifully designed costumes, pulsating music, exceptional choreography and graceful acrobatics combine to make this an incomparable and unforgettable experience. Locally, the film is sponsored by Chris Evert Children’s Hospital at Broward General Medical Center.

DINOSAURS ALIVE! 3D
Narrated by actor Michael Douglas, DINOSAURS ALIVE! 3D is a global adventure of science and discovery -- featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous "reincarnated" life-sized for the giant IMAX® screen. Sponsored locally by FPL. And don't miss the new special exhibit DINOMIGHT! featuring 11 animatronic dinosaurs now on exhibit through September 9, 2007. DINOMIGHT! is sponsored locally by metroPCS. Media sponsor is WSVN.

FORCES OF NATURE (2D)
It is one thing to contemplate the immense power of nature, another to experience these forces first-hand. Forces of Nature will showcase the awesome spectacle of earthquakes, volcanoes, and severe storms as we follow scientists on their groundbreaking quests to understand how these natural disasters are triggered. Audiences will learn what is being done to predict and prepare for these events -- and minimize their deadly effects -- as they come face-to-face with Earth's most destructive forces.

GALAPAGOS (3D)
Galapagos takes you on a 3D adventure full of mystery and wonder. You’ll experience the raw power and beauty of the Galapagos Islands on the larger-than-life five-story IMAX Theater silver screen. See animals unlike any others in the world as this fantastic voyage puts you face-to-face with giant Galapagos tortoises, marine iguanas, blue-footed booby birds and other unusual animals that live in the isolated environment of the Galapagos Islands. Narrated by Academy-Award-nominated actor/director Kenneth Branaugh with music by Grammy Award-winner Mark Isham.

GRAND CANYON ADVENTURE 3D
Set against the immense backdrop of the majestic Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Adventure will take IMAX® Theatre audiences on an exhilarating river-rafting adventure down the Colorado River in the company of a team of explorers who are committed to bringing awareness to global water issues. The river journey is a compelling and emotional personal story for our main characters, two fathers and their 18-year old daughters who soon will be leaving home to make their own way. The film is narrated by Robert Redford.

HUBBLE 3D
For nearly 20 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has dazzled us with unprecedented views of the cosmos—from the splendor of our celestial neighborhood to galaxies billions of light years away. Now audiences will blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-125 crew, witness up-close some of the most challenging spacewalks ever performed, and experience virtual star travel via breath-taking, never-before-seen 3D flights through Hubble imagery. Recounting the amazing journey of the most important scientific instrument since Galileo’s original telescope, Hubble 3D will immerse moviegoers in the great wonders and astounding beauty of our universe. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.

JOURNEY TO THE SOUTH PACIFIC 3D
Filmed in the heart of the Coral Triangle, amid the pristine coral reefs of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Journey to the South Pacific transports audiences to an underwater Eden where exotic marine life flourishes. Sea turtles, whale sharks, manta rays and other unusual creatures thrive here in this special place, the most bio-diverse marine ecosystem in the world.

LAST REEF 3D
The Last Reef 3D: Cities beneath the Sea
is a thrilling underwater journey that uses unprecedented 3D cinematography to bring the teeming world of coral reefs to life. Shot over three years throughout Palau, Bahamas, Cancun, French Polynesia and New York, THE LAST REEF utilises the world’s first underwater 4K macro photography rig, created specifically for the film to reveal coral worlds and miniscule creatures in incredible clarity and detail.

THE LIVING SEA (2D)
Explore the mysterious depths of the “world ocean” from Palau to Hawaii, from Alaska to Nova Scotia and the Red Sea. Come face to face with humpback whales, swim with thousands of golden jellyfish and witness the bizarre spawning behavior of giant clams. Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the world’s oceans and their importance to all life on Earth. Narrated by Meryl Streep with music by Sting.

MUMMIES: Secrets of the Pharaohs
MUMMIES: Secrets of the Pharaohs follows researchers and explorers as they piece together the archeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. Narrated by famed actor Christopher Lee. Presented locally by AT&T - The Real Yellow Pages.

SEA MONSTERS 3D: A Prehistoric Adventure
Accompany a team of paleontologists as they work to solve an 82-million-year-old mystery ...
Stunning photo-realistic computer-generated animation transports audiences back to the Late Cretaceous, when a great inland ocean divided North America in two. The film will follow a curious and adventurous dolichorynchops (familiarly known as a `dolly') as she travels through life's stages, experiencing the world from her spot near the bottom of the food chain. Along the way, she'll encounter long-necked pleisosaurs, giant turtles, enormous fish, ferocious flippered crocs, fierce sharks, and the most dangerous sea monsters of all, the mosasaurs. The film combines the powerful and experiential nature of the giant screen with strong science and educational materials, highlighting the complexity and fragility of life in Earth's oceans. Merging ultra-high-resolution 3D graphics with National Geographic's trademark authenticity, compelling imagery and powerful storytelling, Sea Monsters is an unforgettable prehistoric adventure. Sponsored locally by Yellow Book USA.

SHARKS 3D
Presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau, SHARKS 3D is a breathtaking 3D film experience that offers audiences an astonishing up-close encounter with the lions and tigers of the ocean. Come face-to-face with a multitude of shark species, including the Great White, Hammerhead, and Whale Shark.

SIEGFRIED & ROY: THE MAGIC BOX (3D)
Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box takes you on an exotic adventure following the life story of the world’s greatest illusionists who turned their boyhood dreams into a life of magic. This ultimate IMAX 3D story of hope, combined with an incredible special effects journey, takes you from Siegfried & Roy’s wildlife home into their world of magic and illusion. Narrated by Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins.

SPACE STATION 3D
Space Station 3D, narrated by Tom Cruise, is the first cinematic journey to the International Space Station (ISS) where audiences can experience life in zero gravity. Transported by the magic of IMAX® technology, the audience will blast off into space with the astronauts and cosmonauts from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center and Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome to rendezvous at their new home in orbit, 220 miles above Earth. Local support provided by Maroone, an AutoNation company.

UNDER THE SEA 3D

The filmmaking team captured some of the most extraordinary marine life ever shot on film including the Stonefish, the world’s most venomous fish, a new species of shark yet to be described by science, South Australia’s exquisite Leafy Sea Dragon and the endangered puppy-like Sea Lion – animals that can be found nowhere else on Earth. Filming with the IMAX 3D camera, the highest resolution motion picture camera ever created, allowed the filmmakers to immerse audiences in this amazing underwater world as never before – bringing them face-to-face with these magical creatures. The film will also provide an extraordinary look at the current conditions of our oceans and the impact global climate change has had on these unique eco-systems.

TO THE ARCTIC 3D
To The Arctic takes you on a never before seen journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her two seven-month old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating, adventurous, and intimate footage brings you up close and personal with this family’s struggle to survive and thrive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.

TO THE LIMIT (2D)
Follow the spectacular feats performed by three athletes; a rock climber, an Olympic skier, and a prima ballerina. Encounter the amazing inner workings of the human body with the use of endoscopic photography while witnessing the complex process behind an athlete's greatest physical achievements.

T-REX: BACK TO THE CRETACEOUS (3D)
T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous follows 16-year old Ally Hayden on a remarkable pre-historic adventure, as she is magically transported back 65 million years to the Cretaceous Period. From her wanderings in the corridors of a natural history museum to her journey through history itself, Ally encounters a fascinating cast of characters, including dinosaur artist Charles Knight and Barnum Brown, the great dinosaur-bone hunter. Her journey ends in a heart-stopping yet wondrous face-to-face encounter with a 20-foot tall, 15-ton Tyrannosaurus Rex – rendered in incredible detail on the giant IMAX screen.

WHALES (2D)
Narrated by Patrick Stewart. Featuring spectacular underwater footage of mothers, calves and escorts, WHALES reveals many little-known aspects of these elusive creatures and celebrates the music, play and incredible strength of the earth’s largest inhabitants.

WILD OCEAN 3D
Each year an unbelievable feeding frenzy takes place in the oceans of South Africa as billions of sardines migrate up the Kwazulu-Natal Coast. The film captures spectacular breaching whales, feeding sharks, diving gannets, and massive bait balls inside and up close on the giant screen. Wild Ocean 3D will delve audiences into an epic underwater struggle for survival and reveal the economic and cultural impact the migration has on the coastal communities.

WILDFIRE (2D)
Wildfire: Feel the Heat transports viewers onto the front lines to witness Mother Nature's most spectacular fireworks show. Travel along on firefighting planes and helecopters, and leap with a world-renowned skydiver on a heart-pounding parachute descent.

WILD SAFARI 3D: A South African Adventure
This ultimate real-life adventure takes the audience on a wild search for Africa’s “Big Five” animals: the elephant, the Cape buffalo, the rhino, the leopard and the lion, which have long been considered the continent’s most dangerous animals. From the abundant grasslands of Addo/Shamwari to the savannahs of the Kalahari, viewers of Wild Safari 3D: A South African Adventure take a 3,000 mile journey on the quest for the “Big Five.” Tour guide Liesl Eichenberger, a young South African zoologist and field guide, conducts the game drive for viewers in an open-air vehicle traveling through diverse South African game reserves complete with face-to-face encounters with charging elephants, elusive leopards and hungry lions. Never before has wildlife been seen with such realism on the giant screen. This film is locally sponsored by Land Rover Fort Lauderdale and The Africa Adventure Company based in Fort Lauderdale.

YELLOWSTONE (2D)
Lush, flourishing forest standing next to cracked, gasping landscapes. Half frozen rivers beside boiling patches of Earth. Enter this amazing land and follow the film crew as they present an unparalleled look at the indescribable beauty of this national park.



 

 


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IMAX® FCAT STANDARDS
IMAX® films are selected not only for their visual and dramatic impact, but also for their educational content. Our films meet many FCAT and Sunshine State Standards such as Processes that Shape the Earth, Organization of the Universe, Concepts of Measurement, Ancient Civilizations, Historical Chronologies, and the Impact of Science on Society. IMAX® films present unique opportunities to integrate visual arts with required core content areas. More detailed critiques (including FCAT standards) are available upon request.
 
 
     
   
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