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IMAX ENTERTAINMENT’S NEW SPACE EPIC "A BEAUTIFUL PLANET" OPENS FRIDAY, APRIL 29 AT SCI-PORT
 
Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 am
by Jennifer McMenamin, CFRE

Shreveport, La. – From IMAX Entertainment, A Beautiful Planet, the latest space documentary from director Toni Myers and made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will open at Sci-Port Discovery Center, home to Louisiana’s only IMAX Dome Theatre, on Friday, April 29. The film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet — and the effects humanity has had on it over time — captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and is narrated by Academy Award®-winner Jennifer Lawrence. Tickets are on sale now at Sci-Port.

The IMAX® release of A Beautiful Planet will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

A Beautiful Planet reunites much of the filmmaking team from Hubble 3D and Space Station 3D, led by producer and director Toni Myers, who also wrote and edited the film.  Director of photography James Neihouse, ASC, served as the astronaut training manager. Graeme Ferguson, IMAX co-founder and pioneer producer of many IMAX space films, is the executive producer, and Judy Carroll is the film’s co-producer.  Marsha Ivins also served as space operations consultant on the film. The music is composed by Micky Erbe and Maribeth Solomon. Sound design is by Peter Thillaye.

You can learn more about A Beautiful Planet by visiting its official site at www.imax.com/ABP.

Sci-Port Discovery Center, home to Louisiana’s only IMAX Dome Theatre, is located at 820 Clyde Fant Parkway in Shreveport, La. For information on tickets and showtimes, please call 318-424-3466 or visit the website at www.sciport.org/imax.



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About Sci-Port Discovery Center

Sci-Port Discovery Center is a 92,000 square-foot science and entertainment center featuring 290 hands-on exhibits, 70 interactive programs and demonstrations, a Space Center and the Space Dome Planetarium, IMAX® Dome Theatre, gift shop and café. Accolades include Best Science Attraction for Kids in Louisiana, Attraction of the Year in Louisiana, and one of Parents magazine top ten science centers in the nation. Sci-Port is a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers and the LA Space Consortium. The Center is located at 820 Clyde Fant Parkway on the downtown Shreveport Riverfront. For information regarding hours, IMAX® showings or special programs, call (318) 424-3466, toll free at (877) 724-7678 or visit sciport.org.

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Sci-Port Discovery Center
820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

Main Line: (318) 424-3466
Toll free: 1-877-SCIPORT (1-877-724-7678)
Fax: (318) 222-5592

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