CINCINNATI – The upgraded Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater is taking theatergoers into the crater of a boiling volcano, close enough to feel the liquid hot magma. Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation will be the first film to showcase the OMNIMAX® Theater’s new IMAX with Laser digital technology when the theater reopens December 28.
Volcanoes are often seen as destructive forces, wreaking havoc on populations. But for billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know. Dozens of volcanoes are erupting every day, from the depths of the sea to mountain peaks. With over 500 active volcanoes, the Earth is bursting at the seams with these forces of mass construction, creating the backbone for extraordinary ecosystems and wildlife habitats.
Join intrepid explorer and photographer Carsten Peter as he dodges boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descends to a boiling lava lake in Vanuatu and visits incredible acid ponds, geysers and mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia. Volcanoes takes you across the globe to see the archaeological ghost town of Pompeii, hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the ocean and the lengthy eruption and aftermath of the devastating 2018 Kilauea outburst in Hawaii.
If one trip into the fiery mouth of Volcanoes isn’t enough, purchase an OMNIMAX® Club Card and see it again and again. The Club Card is your passport to unlimited OMNIMAX® films for an entire year. Club Cards are just $35 for adults, $30 for children. You can purchase yours now at the box office or online at cincymuseum.org/omnimax.
Tickets for Volcanoes are available now at cincymuseum.org/volcanoes.
Volcanoes will be the first film to debut in the upgraded OMNIMAX® Theater, erupting onto the five-story domed screen in crisp clarity that will make you feel like you’re walking through the pumice-covered slopes of volcanoes yourself. The next-generation IMAX with Laser digital technology presents a quantum leap forward in cinema technology, providing audiences with the most vivid digital images ever seen in the theater, combined with a new level of immersive audio.
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution and national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. CMC is one of a select few museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource. Union Terminal has been voted the nation’s 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and Cincinnati History Library & Archives. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, CMC welcomes more than one million visitors annually. For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org.
About SK Films
SK Films is an award-winning content provider and a global leader in the IMAX®/Giant Screen industry. SK works across various genres and platforms, including theatrical, television and digital media, with a special emphasis on creating high impact natural history and science related content. SK has a reputation as one of the most accomplished and respected producers and distributors supplying 3D, 2D and Dome product to IMAX and other Giant Screen theatres worldwide, with a mission to entertain and inspire audiences and immerse them in the awe and wonder of the world we live in. For more information, please visit www.SKFilms.ca
About Digital Crossing Films
Digital Crossing Films is a natural history documentary film company that specializes in IMAX®/Giant Screen productions as well as 8k TV productions. For the past fifteen years Digital Crossing Productions has been creating exciting natural history programs for international markets, which air on Smithsonian Channel, National Geographic and Discovery Channel. Two of these natural history programs – Volcanic Odyssseys and Kenya Wildlife Diaries received multiple nominations for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards. http://digitalcrossing.ca/
About the Giant Dome Theater Consortium
The Giant Dome Theater Consortium (GDTC) was incorporated in 2010 to foster educational film production for the most unique theaters in the world. The GDTC facilitates film production through financial support, and encourages the use of technical standards that maximize the experiential impact of the giant dome screen. Member institutions of the GDTC are Cincinnati Museum Center; Discovery Place, Inc., Charlotte; Museum of Science, Boston; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; Fleet Science Center, San Diego; Science Museum of Minnesota and the St. Louis Science Center.