Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fernbank Announces Viewers’ Choice Films for IMAX® Film Festival

The votes are in and the public has chosen the films for Fernbank Museum’s first-ever IMAX® Film Festival, which will be held from August 17-October 1, 2009. Viewers were given the power to choose their favorites among 13 potential films, and their six most-wanted titles will be featured. Fernbank will change the line-up every two weeks during the IMAX® Film Festival, giving IMAX® fans the opportunity to see six different films in 12 weeks.

Fernbank has also announced the special Festival Flex Pass, which includes six tickets that can be used in any combination during the festival, including for Martinis & IMAX® shows. Filmgoers can use the six passes for one movie, use on for each movie, or mix and match with friends and family. All tickets must be used by October 1, 2009. The Flex Pass provides great savings for those wanting to see their favorite films. At $60 for non-members, the Festival Flex Pass offers an $18 savings—or 23%—over individual ticket purchases. Museum members pay only $45 for a Festival Flex Pass.

IMAX® Film Festival Schedule is:
August 17 to August 30: Hurricane on the Bayou and Greece: Secrets of the Past
August 31 to September 13: Everest and Cirque du Soleil™ Journey of Man
September 14 to October 1: The Greatest Places and The Living Sea

Film Descriptions:

Hurricane on Bayou: Dive with baby alligators, dance to Cajun rock'n blues music and experience the force of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

Greece: Secrets of the Past: Take a journey to the birthplace of democracy and go on a quest to uncover the buried secrets of one of the world’s most enlightened societies.

Everest: Experience the long, difficult journey to the top of the Earth’s tallest mountain and witness the dramatic events that unfold in the thin air in the mountain’s danger zone.

Cirque du Soleil™ Journey of Man: Follow a mystical journey through the stages of man, from birth to maturity, in a visual and musical celebration of life, featuring the unique performers of Cirque du Soleil.

The Greatest Places: Take an educational and entertaining journey to seven of the most geographically dynamic locations on Earth.

The Living Sea: Witness the beauty, diversity of the ocean—from golden jellyfish and humpback whales to the strange creatures that live 3,000 feet beneath sea level.

Fernbank Museum’s IMAX® Theatre features a massive screen, stretching five stories tall and 72 feet wide. Combining the giant screen with incredible digital surround sound and stadium seating, the IMAX experience provides 45-minute immersive encounters with subjects, locations, events, people and animals most people will never see firsthand.

To purchase tickets, call 404.929.6400. More visitor information is available at

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road, NE in Atlanta. The museum is accessible by Marta and also features free parking.

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