- This event is suitable for all ages.
- February 20, 2010
- 6:00 PM
- Lower Level, Omnimax Theater
- This event requires a ticket for entry.
Doors open 5:30 p.m.
Five big-screen films, one big night.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see a favorite Omnimax film, catch one you may have missed, or experience the premiere of a film on the big screen at the Henry Crown Space Center.
Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages before and between movies. The Omnimax Theatre will be emptied after each film. The Henry Crown Space Center will be open during the Film Festival; the rest of the Museum will be closed.
Why not make a night of it and see all five films? Please choose from these selections.
6:00 pm - MYSTERIES OF EGYPT
Mysteries of Egypt transports audiences to a distant time and place where the Nile River Valley cuts an emerald swath through the desert sands. With its dedicated team of scientists, the film explores the magnificent architectural feats, awe-inspiring legends, and amazing history of the ancient Egyptian civilization.
7:00 pm - THE LIVING SEA
The Living Sea celebrates the world ocean—its beauty, diversity and importance to life on earth. Filmed in locations around the world, this eye-opening film also explores our relationship with this complex and fragile environment.
8:00 pm - JOURNEY INTO AMAZING CAVES
Journey Into Amazing Caves tells the story of Nancy Aulenbach and Dr. Hazel Barton, who share a love for caves and cave exploration. Join these two accomplished cavers as they explore unusual locations, like ice caves in Greenland and underwater caves in the jungles of Mexico, looking for important clues about the Earth’s past and microorganisms that inhabit its most extreme environments.
9:00 pm - HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU
A powerfully moving large format film unlike any other, Hurricane on the Bayou carries audiences behind recent news headlines on a journey deep into the soul-stirring heart of Louisiana–before, during and after the unprecedented devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
10:00 pm - VAN GOGH: A BRUSH WITH GENIUS
Museum of Science and Industry Premiere!
Dive into the heart of Van Gogh’s paintings. For the first time, discover in large-screen format the fantastic colors and passionate brushwork of a great genius as they take on a new life before our eyes. Re-live Vincent’s life journey through his letters and see the places that inspired him and the paintings.
Minimum of two films per attendee, please. Sorry, this event is non-refundable. Limited capacity.
- Happening Now
A stunning look inside the animal kingdom from the creators of BODY WORLDS.
Take a thrilling underwater journey to explore the beauty and mysteries of coral reefs.
- Coming Soon
See 80 rarely displayed artifacts in an exhibit commemorating the Museum's 80th anniversary.
Join us as we turn 80 with entertainment, a new exhibit, and a unique "cake"!