October 6….“The OMNI’s Greatest Hits” Film
Series - On a relatively frequent occasion, patrons ask
if we have plans to bring back some of the iconic films that seem
to define the Giant Screen documentary experience at the OMNI Theater.
Usually, new films already scheduled don’t allow for this
possibility. But our 2016 late Summer and early Fall film schedule
has allowed an opening to re-introduce some of these legendary documentary
films in a new film series entiled; “The OMNI’s Greatest
Hits”. Each film being shown has been selected based on unsurpassed
cinematography, compelling story, and previous popularity.
Line-up for “The OMNI’s Greatest Hits” film series:
The Living Sea: Showing July 15th through August 11th
(Originally Released 1995)
The Living Sea celebrates the beauty and power of the ocean as it
explores our relationship with this complex and fragile environment.
Using beautiful images of unspoiled healthy waters, The Living Sea
offers hope for recovery engendered by productive scientific efforts.
Oceanographers studying humpback whales, jellyfish, and deep-sea
life show us that the more we understand the ocean and its inhabitants,
the more we will know how to protect them. The film also highlights
the Central Pacific islands of Palau, one of the most spectacular
underwater habitats in the world, to show the beauty and potential
of a healthy ocean. Narrated by Meryl Streep and featuring songs
and music by Sting.For additional film information visit: http://macgillivrayfreeman.com/project/the-living-sea/
of Fire: Showing August 12th through September 8th (Originally
Viewers of Ring of Fire will come heart-stoppingly close to the
great circle of volcanoes and seismic activity that rings the Pacific
Ocean. Spectacular volcanic eruptions are featured, including
Mount St. Helens, Navidad in Chile, Sakurajima in Japan, and Mt.
Merapi in Indonesia. Extensive aerial photography and computer animation
help tell the story of the geologic forces that impact the ring
and the lifestyles of the people who dwell on its fiery boundary.For
additional film information visit: http://macgillivrayfreeman.com/project/ring-of-fire/
the Serengeti: Showing September 9th through October 6th
(Originally Released 1994)
In a land where archaeologists have traced human life back two million
years and where the indigenous Masai people tend cattle and maintain
their unique customs, we are taken on an incredible journey into
the wild Serengeti plains. Witness here a scene rarely seen by humans
- The Great Migration. Follow more than two million wildebeests,
zebras and antelope as they travel over 500 miles across the Serengeti.
Filmed on location in Kenya and Tanzania, Africa: The Serengeti
brings you spectacular vistas and dynamic aerials and features Africa's
greatest predators - lions, crocodiles and cheetahs - in deadly
pursuit of their migrating prey.
Ticket rates for OMNI Theater Films:
$8.00 Adults / $6.50 Children (3-12) / $6.50 Seniors (60+)
For show times visit www.sciencespectrum.org or call 806-745-6299.
Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289.