CHATTANOOGA, TN – June 21, 2019 – “Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation” explores the history of volcanoes, a story stretching back to the origins of the Earth itself, and premieres June 27 at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater.
In this new IMAX release, the giant screen experts at SK Films (“The Wild Around You 3D,” “Amazon Adventure 3D”) have captured astounding footage that places viewers close to, and occasionally inside, of volcanoes all around the world from Africa and the historic slopes of Pompeii to the depths of the ocean.
Viewers will see never-before-seen imagery of these colossal gateways to the underworld, including footage of the prolonged eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano in 2018. These scenes become even more immersive on the theater’s six-story screen thanks to an advanced IMAX with Laser projection system and 12-channel audio system that recreates the rumble of each eruption with chest-rattling realism.
Audiences will be guided on this expedition by National Geographic photographer, filmmaker and adventurer Carsten Peter, a two-time World Press Photo prize winner. His involvement with the film included visits to acid ponds in Ethiopia, rappelling into craters above fiery lakes of lava in the South Pacific and dodging volcanic “bombs” — masses of molten rock ejected during eruptions.
The Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater will host a special launch party for “Volcanoes: Fires of Creation” 7 p.m. June 27 featuring a special guest appearance by the film’s director and co-executive producer, Michael Dalton-Smith. Smith has 17 years of experience filming in some of the world’s most remote and challenging locations. He has directed and shot numerous TV series, including Volcanic Odysseys and Nomads of the Serengeti.
Dalton-Smith will be on hand before the film’s screening to meet with guests. Additional pre-screening activities include photo opportunities with a film standee and an opportunity to wear a heat suit. Following the film, the director will take questions from the audience.
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to hold a volcano in your hands? Students from Dade County High School also will be in the theater before the screening to display models they’ve 3D-printed of famous volcanoes from around the world, including Mt. Vesuvius, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Fuji and Mauna Kea.
“Volcanoes: Fires of Creation” will then be screened daily at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. June 28-Sept. 5.
For more information, visit www.tnaqua.org/imax/volcanoes-3d-fires-of-creation.
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