NEW OMNIMAX® FILM, AIR RACERS, OPENS AT
THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO
Experience the intensity and high-speed thrills of air racing in the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago’s (MSI) new Omnimax film, Air Racers.
Opening Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Chicago’s only five-story, domed Omnimax Theater, Air Racers dives audiences into northern Nevada’s “Valley of Speed” to experience the Reno National Championship Air Races. At twice the speed of a Nascar® race, elite pilots fight for position, wingtip-to-wingtip, in the world’s fastest motor sport.
In the film, meet 23-year-old Steven Hinton, a rookie pilot from California, whose mission is to continue his father’s two-time National Air Race champion legacy by winning the most highly anticipated and unpredictable race class, the “Unlimited.” From inside the cockpit of a WWII-era P-51 Mustang fighter plane, go on an adventure of a lifetime in this action-packed, entertaining and visually stunning film shot just for the big screen.
Opens Oct 2, 2012; Daily show times: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
Omnimax films are not included in general admission and require an additional, timed-entry ticket: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors; $6 for children (ages 3-11). General admission to the Museum is $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and $10 for children 3-11. City of Chicago residents a general admission discount.
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI)
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Journalists interested in screening the film, please contact Marilyn Stein at
(773) 947-3133 or marilyn.stein(at)msichicago.org.
About the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI)
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), one of the largest science museums in the world, offers world-class and uniquely interactive experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. From groundbreaking and award-winning exhibits that can’t be found anywhere else, to hands-on opportunities that make you the scientist—a visit to MSI is where fun and learning mix. Through its Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE), the Museum offers a variety of student, teacher and family programs that make a difference in communities and contribute to MSI’s larger vision: to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, medicine and engineering. Come visit and find your inspiration! MSI is open 9:30–4 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Extended hours, until 5:30 p.m., are offered during peak periods. The Museum is grateful for the support of its donors and guests, who make its work possible. MSI is also supported in part by the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information, visit msichicago.org or call (773) 684-1414 or (800) GO-TO-MSI outside of the Chicago area.
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