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Museum of Discovery and Science President/CEO
Elected to Giant Screen Theater Association Board of Directors


Who: Kim L. Cavendish, President/CEO of the Museum of Discovery and Science & Blockbuster® IMAX® Theater

What: Cavendish elected as a Director of the Board for the Giant Screen Theater Association (GSTA).

When: Effective January 1, 2005. Elected October 26, 2004.

About GSTA: GSTA was launched as a not-for-profit organization in 1977 to foster the exchange
of information on the emerging industry of 15 perf/70mm projection systems and to work on new film production.

GSTA is the principle international association that represents the giant screen industry. It holds the world’s largest annual conference and trade show dedicated exclusively to the giant screen film and theater business. It also leads research efforts in the industry with comprehensive data about current and likely giant screen theater/film consumers.

About Cavendish: Cavendish served fourteen years as Executive Director of the Museum of
Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, leading it from a small children's museum into a new, $32 million state-of-the-art science center and IMAX Theater. In 1995, she was appointed Executive Director/CEO of the Virginia Air & Space Center. In December 1999, she accepted the President/CEO position at the Orlando Science Center, a 200,000 square foot world-class science center with a 300 seat CineDome. In April 2002, she returned to Fort Lauderdale to accept Presidency of the Museum of Discovery and Science and Blockbuster IMAX Theater.

Cavendish holds a B.A. degree from University of Florida and has also attended Duke University and George Washington University, as well as the Museum Management Program, University of Colorado. She also serves as a director on the board of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), an organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering the public understanding of science among increasingly diverse audiences. ASTC encourages excellence and innovation in informal science learning by serving and linking its members worldwide and advancing their common goals.

About the Museum: The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential
pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs, and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 400,000 visitors each year. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: American Express, City Furniture, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun-Sentinel and Wachovia.

The Museum is open seven days per week (including Thanksgiving and Christmas), Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with extended IMAX hours on Friday and Saturday evenings. General admission prices are $14 for adults; $13 for seniors; $12 for children 3 to 12. Children under 3 are free. A General Admission Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one IMAX® film. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call (954) 467-MODS (6637) or visit our web site at www.mods.org

About IMAX: The Blockbuster® 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. The Blockbuster® IMAX®Theater features a 60 ft. x 80 ft. screen and a 15,000 watt digital sound system that delivers six discrete channels of clear sound through 42 speakers. The IMAX® projector’s 15,000 watt Xenon bulb projects images of unsurpassed brilliance and clarity onto the five-story-high screen. Both 2D and 3D films are shown in the theater. 3D films are viewed using electronic headsets. The IMAX® experience is an unparalleled fusion of sight and sound. For show times, visitors should call 954-463-IMAX (4629).


 


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