Daytime Documentaries

National Parks Adventure

Explore the wilds of America in this new giant-screen film as big as the outdoors!

 

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

 

A MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA and presented by Expedia, Inc. and Subaru of America, Inc.  Major support provided by the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.  

 

 

 

National Parks Adventure 3D

Explore the wilds of America in this new giant-screen film as big as the outdoors!

 

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

 

A MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA and presented by Expedia, Inc. and Subaru of America, Inc.  Major support provided by the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.  

 

 

 

Antarctica: On The Edge

Antarctica lives in our dreams as the most remote, most forbidding continent on Planet Earth. Yet it is also a fragile place, home to an incredible variety of marine life along its edges: Several species of penguins, tens of thousands of seals, humpback, Minke and killer whales, and dozens of different seabirds including giant, soaring albatrosses. It is arguably the most stunning, the most breathtaking place on earth. Because of all the ice that covers and surrounds, Antarctica changes every season, every day, every hour; its beauty is never the same twice.

But the nine-hundred-mile long Peninsula that juts out from the continent like a long finger is changing faster than anywhere on the planet, thanks to both warming air and sea temperatures. 

Traveling to Antarctica from the tip of South America by sailboat and then along the Peninsula by sea kayak, foot, small plane and dive gear, we will take a look at this one-of-a-kind place and bring back a unique perspective on our planet’s most remote land and sea and ice, and the incredible wildlife that call it home.

Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages

Flight of the Butterflies | 3D

A scientific adventure story about the remarkable Monarch butterfly which makes one of the longest migrations on Earth with pinpoint navigational accuracy to a secluded place it has never been. Follow the monarchs' perilous and extraordinary journey through the story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find their remote hideaway in the mountains of Mexico.
 
Duration: 44 mins. | Rating: All Ages

Wild Africa | 3D

Venture on a spectacular journey through the most dramatic continent on earth: Africa. The story of this enchanted land is told through its relationship to water. Water crafts wild Africa, conjuring up life wherever it journeys… travelling above the plains on seasonal winds, cascading along raging rivers or sheltering coral cities.

 
Travel to fantastic places, meet amazing creatures and uncover the fascinating secrets of this amazing place.  Learn how spectacular thermal geysers help turn thousands of flamingos pink, and create the perfect conditions for them to breed; why the heat beating down on waterless dunes in the Namib Desert forces a lizard to dance; and why it snows on the equator.

It’s an adventure where you will truly believe the real world is more extraordinary and awe-inspiring than any fiction.

 

 

The Penguin Counters

Armed with low tech gear and high minded notions that penguin populations hold the key to human survival, researcher and author Ron Naveen lays bare his 30 year love affair with the world's most pristine scientific laboratory: Antarctica.

 

This film follows a rag tag team of field biologists to some of the harshest corners of the planet, where they track the impact of climate change and ocean health by counting penguin populations. From the tip of Argentina to the ominous Deception Island, The Penguin Counters is a treacherous, heart warming journey by a 21st century Dr. Doliitle who dreams of conserving this stunning but fragile region for future generations.

 

Wild Africa

Venture on a spectacular journey through the most dramatic continent on earth: Africa. The story of this enchanted land is told through its relationship to water. Water crafts wild Africa, conjuring up life wherever it journeys… travelling above the plains on seasonal winds, cascading along raging rivers or sheltering coral cities.

 
Travel to fantastic places, meet amazing creatures and uncover the fascinating secrets of this amazing place.  Learn how spectacular thermal geysers help turn thousands of flamingos pink, and create the perfect conditions for them to breed; why the heat beating down on waterless dunes in the Namib Desert forces a lizard to dance; and why it snows on the equator.

It’s an adventure where you will truly believe the real world is more extraordinary and awe-inspiring than any fiction.

 

​Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages

 

Tornado Alley

Join adventurer Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding science adventure. Armed with a 70mm camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of Tornado Alley take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado’s destructive power at point blank range. Experience the adrenaline and the science of nature’s most dramatic phenomena!

 

Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: Ages 8+

Adrenaline Rush

From the soaring and breathtaking cliffs of Norway to the calm and inspiring immensity of the Mojave Desert, from a child's daunting first day of school to the exciting world of skydiving and base jumping, Adrenaline Rush explores the psychological and physiological forces behind risk taking and the physics involved in high-risk activities.

 

Adrenaline Rush examines why the human mind and body crave danger as viewers experience breathtaking views of skydiving over the Florida Keys and a 4,265-foot jump from a legendary Norwegian cliff. The film also follows skydivers as they prepare to undertake a unique scientific experiment: trying to fly the parachute imagined in 1485 by Leonardo da Vinci, the first parachute design ever recorded.
 

Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: Ages 8+

Jerusalem

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, Jerusalem immerses audiences into one of the world's most beloved cities. Discover why this small piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. Unprecedented access to the city's holiest sites, as well as rare and breathtaking aerial footage of the Old City and the Holy Land, combine to make Jerusalem a unique and stunning cinematic experience.

Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages