UNION CITY, TN – June 4, 2019 – “Titans of the Ice Age” and “Tornado Alley” are now playing in the Starship Theater at Discovery Park of America.
“Titans of the Ice Age” is an action-packed immersive portal to the great Pleistocene ice age that includes the story of a female woolly mammoth calf exposed in 2007 by the melting Siberian permafrost. Now part of the collection of the Shemanovskiy Museum and Exhibition Center in Salekhard, Russia, it’s one of the best-preserved mammoth mummies in the world.
Narrated by Academy Award® winning actor Christopher Plummer, the giant-screen film transports viewers to the otherworldly frozen landscapes of the northern hemisphere 10,000 years before modern civilization.
“Tornado Alley,” narrated by Bill Paxton, features nature’s most dramatic weather phenomenon.
The film follows daring large-format filmmaker Sean Casey, star of the Discovery Channel's “Storm Chasers” series, and the researchers of the VORTEX2 initiative on a thrilling quest to witness the birth of a tornado from its very heart. Armed with an IMAX® camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, Casey and the VORTEX2 scientists take audiences on a mission to experience a tornado's destructive power while gathering the most comprehensive extreme weather data ever collected.
Casey and his crew race after storms in TIV-2, a seven-ton armored “tornado intercept vehicle” engineered and built by Casey to help him capture what he considers a cinematic “holy grail,” a shot of a tornado from point-blank range. “Tornado Alley” is the culmination of Casey’s efforts and will give guests the chance to ride along—and to experience a visual powerhouse of never-before-captured tornado footage on the giant screen.
Teacher’s guides for each film are available for download from DPA’s education page.
Each film is available daily with a special admission charge of $4.95.
“Titans of the Ice Age” shows at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.
“Tornado Alley” shows at 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
About Discovery Park of America
The mission of Discovery Park of America, a premier world-class museum and 50-acre heritage park located in Union City, Tennessee, is to inspire children and adults and to see beyond. Included is a 100,000-square-foot museum featuring 9 interactive exhibit galleries with additional space for temporary exhibits from around the world and a 50-acre heritage park. Discovery Park of America is a 501(c)(3) public charity funded by generous individuals, corporations and foundations including its principal funder, the Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation. For more information, visit www.DiscoveryParkofAmerica.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Giant Screen Films
Over the past decade, Giant Screen Films (GSF) has established itself as a pioneer in the large format/ IMAX® industry. Since 1997, the company has built a reputation for producing and distributing films that, through the magic of immersive sight and sound technologies, offer viewers an inspiring perspective on the world presented on giant IMAX® canvas. GSF’s mission is to create and share films that push the boundaries of the large-format medium, challenging the imaginations of children and adults around the world. At the core of this mission is a dedication to the partnerships that bring a diverse range of subjects to the screen and, through meaningful educational collaborations, extend each film’s impact far beyond the theater.
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