Fort Lauderdale, March 3, 2006 – Dive in beginning March 3, 2006, when Deep Sea 3D debuts at the Blockbuster IMAX Theater. Through the magic of IMAX 3D technology, audiences will be transported below the ocean surface to swim with some of the planet’s most unique, dangerous and colorful creatures, from the unusual wolf eel to the giant Pacific octopus.
Deep Sea 3D brings moviegoers face to face with these underwater inhabitants to witness their peculiar and amazing behavior as they rely on one another for survival. It is directed by world-renowned underwater cinematographer, Howard Hall, produced by Toni Myers and Michele Hall, executive produced by Graeme Ferguson and narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, with an original score by Danny Elfman.
"When I put on the IMAX 3D glasses to watch Deep Sea 3D it was like putting on my dive mask,” explains director Howard Hall. “IMAX 3D provides such an immersive experience that you're able to get up close to the creatures much like I did shooting the film, but without getting wet."
“Our goal is really to take you on a magical journey underwater to places that most of us have never been”, comments producer Toni Myers. “Even with a large number of people who do scuba dive, lots of them have never met these characters or seen how they interact with other animals. Deep Sea 3D includes moments that Howard himself has never filmed before, even in his long and varied career in undersea photography. These creatures are scary, beautiful, funny—it’s such a vivid illustration of the astonishing array of the diversity of life.”
Deep Sea 3D reunites the dynamic filmmaking team that produced the very first IMAX 3D underwater film Into the Deep 3D, which still delights IMAX audiences to this day. This breakthrough in filmmaking led Howard Hall and his crew to push the envelope once again, diving in multiple locations to profile animals that have never been seen in IMAX 3D before.
ABOUT THE BLOCKBUSTER® IMAX® THEATER
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) or visit our web site at www.mods.org
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE
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 served approximately 450,000 visitors last 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 (365 days a year); 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 2 to 12. Children under 2 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)
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