THEATRICAL

Film
Release Year
Runtime(s)
Synopsis
Dimensions – Once Upon Our Reality
2017
50

Fulldome-video-feature show for planetariums and dome theatres.

Dino Invasion
5

Join the land where modern meets prehistoric with chaotic consequences.

Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea
2011
38, 27, 14

Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea is a stop-motion, 3D animated adventure explaining one of the greatest geological events in the history of the Earth: the separation of the supercontinent Pangaea.  When two children embark on a geology field trip back in time, they are thrown into a fantastic voyage where they witness incredible geological wonders and learn the mysterious process that created our present-day continents.  From racing across the landscape atop Dinosaurs to plummeting to the center of the Earth, Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea is the perfect educational glimpse at the tectonic forces that forged our world.  It is the ultimate field trip!

Dinosaurs Alive!
2007
40, 20, 13

Dinosaurs Alive is a global adventure of science and discovery – featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous “reincarnated” life-sized for the giant IMAX ® screen.  Audiences will journey with some of the world’s preeminent paleontologists as they uncover evidence that the descendants of dinosaurs still walk (or fly) among us.  From the exotic, trackless expanses and sand dunes of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert to the dramatic sandstone buttes of New Mexico, the film will follow American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) paleontologists as they explore some of the greatest dinosaur finds in history.  Through the magic of scientifically accurate computer-generated animation, these newly discovered creatures, and some familiar favorites, will come alive … in a big way!

Beginning in the 1920s, AMNH scientist and adventurer Roy Chapman Andrews, who is believed to be the inspiration for the Indiana Jones character, led five expeditions to the Gobi Desert.  Andrews and his team found hundreds of dinosaur remains, many new to science, including the first Velociraptor, the first dinosaur nests with eggs, and fossils of early mammals that lived alongside dinosaurs in the Late Cretaceous Period.  Andrews also happened to take along a Hollywood cameraman with him to film the expedition’s discovery.  This rare and beautifully preserved footage, juxtaposed against the large-format footage of today’s expeditions, provides audiences with a unique perspective into field paleontology over time.

Following in the footsteps of Andrews, AMNH paleontologists, Mike Novacek and Mark Norell, have been making annual expeditions to the Gobi every summer since 1990.  Some of the greatest dinosaur fossils ever found have come from the Gobi.  Collapsing sand dunes quickly and completely covered whole communities of animals, preserving them until the skeletons are exposed today by erosion.  One of the most dramatic sequences in the film features a Velociraptor and a Protoceratops locked in mortal combat as a sand dune sweeps over them and kills them.  The famous fossil of these fighting dinosaurs shows that they died in a deadly embrace, claws and jaws still grasping at each other.  Great dinosaur moments like these, actual fossilized stories, are brought back to life through state-of-the-art CGI.

Dinosaurs Alive will also introduce audiences to the breakthrough discoveries taking place under the towering red sandstone buttes and rock chimneys in northern New Mexico.  Since the 1940s, AMNH scientists have uncovered excellent specimens at the mysterious Ghost Ranch, where erosion has cut down through the many levels of sediment to expose fossils of the earliest dinosaurs from the Triassic Period, some 230 million years ago.  At that time reptiles still ruled the earth and dinosaurs were actually modest in size—no larger than a cat, dog, or human.  Dinosaurs exploded in diversity and size during the later Jurassic Period.  Scientists have recently discovered a “monster” buried near Ghost Ranch.  It was a long-necked sauropod called Seismosaurus—meaning ‘thunder lizard’—that was a massive 121 feet long.  In the film, audiences will witness this behemoth thundering about on screen, in stark contrast to the more diminutive Triassic dinosaurs.

Finally, in an exciting development captured by our cameras, Novacek and Norell, travel to the site and inspect an extraordinary discovery made by AMNH graduate students — one of the oldest dinosaurs ever found in North America.  The film will show how the fossil was discovered, protected in a plaster jacket, carefully removed from the rock, and studied at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.  Dinosaurs Alive shows how new scientific insights are sometimes built from previous discoveries, and each new generation of paleontologists continues the legacy of people like Roy Chapman Andrews.

Dinosaurs at Dusk
2013
45, 30

A learning adventure of a father and his teenage daughter Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly.  You’ll travel back in time to meet the pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds: the feathered dinosaurs.  Lucy and her father navigate from continent to continent, looking for clues about the origins of flight.  When time runs out they experience first-hand the cataclysmic “last day” of the dinosaurs.  Science content includes topics such as continental drift, proper motion of stars, asteroids and impacts, extinctions and the convergent development of flight among species.

Dinosaurs of Antarctica
2020
41, 21

From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago.  Roam the primitive forests and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians.  Enter a surreal world of bug-eyed giants and egg-laying mammals where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision.  Join intrepid Antarctic scientists on a quest to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation, and to predict the future as humans drive dramatic change.  Welcome to the lost prehistoric world of Gondwana.  Welcome to Antarctica.

Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia
2007
40

If it weren’t for a series of cataclysmic events; a comet impact being first on the list, our planet could still be the domain of dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs fascinate us so much, that many people wish they were among us.  Fortunately, Dinosaurs 3D will be the closest thing to actually being in the presence of these extraordinary creatures.  Deeply rooted in science, the film carries the audience back in time to witness these amazing beasts come to life.

Meet the largest living animals to have ever walked the Earth: the titanesque plant-eating Argentinosaur, and its nemesis, the Giganotosaur, a bipedal carnivore, that could easily challenge the famous T-Rex!

Dinotrek
4

Step back in time and travel through an amazing world filled with dinosaurs.

You’ll get so close to these pre-historic giants, you’ll swear you can reach out and touch them. See all of your favorites…from the spike-tailed Stegosaurus to the carnivorous T. Rex, Dinotrek puts you right in the middle of the action!

But don’t worry, you’ll travel in comfort and safety in your own personal viewing POD. And the Dinotrek team is pleased to announce that the recent problems that caused some unfortunate visitor casualties have been addressed and repaired. Dinotrek is now relatively safe.

And if you love dinosaurs, get ready to be amazed on this one of a kind adventure. See for yourself and try Dinotrek today!

Discover the World Films
Dive: The Mystical Deep
10

Take a journey to the depths and discover a vivid landscape and its inhabitants, but beware, as the sea is a dangerous place.  There are numerous creatures out there still to be discovered but don’t worry, our new submarines are more than capable to handle whatever may emerge from the depths.

Dive!
2007
26, 14

Dive! is a stereoscopic 3D digital theater experience for aquariums, science and maritime museums that will inspire children and young adults to follow their sense of adventure and discovery.  This 22 minute high-definition 3D film combines computer graphics and live-action to literally take the audience along for the ride as a unique expedition of ‘Citizen Explorers’ voyage in submarines to the bottom of the ocean.

Do We Drink Water from Comets?
2015
40

Water is a basic condition for the emergence of life.  This relatively simple compound, consisting of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, is found on Earth in gaseous, liquid, and solid forms.

Water accounts for most of Earth’s surface.  Water makes up most of our body by weight.  However, one fundamental question is left unanswered: where did all that water came from?

Perhaps, the answer is more complex than anyone might expect.

Dolphins and Whales: Tribes of the Ocean
2008
42, 23

Dive into a new immersive and highly emotional adventure with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Dolphins and Whales 3D.  This awe-inspiring documentary film narrated by Daryl Hannah will take you from the dazzling coral reefs of the Bahamas to the warm depths of the waters of the exotic Kingdom of Tonga for a close encounter with the surviving tribes of the ocean.

Through the powerful IMAX(R) theatre medium and stunning images captured for the very first time in 3D, view their lives and habitats as never-before-seen.  You will come so close to wild dolphins and belugas you will virtually touch them.  You will witness the profound love of a Humpback mother for her newborn calf, and will come eye-to-eye with singing Humpback males.  You will meet an orca, the mighty King of the ocean, and enjoy a wonderful moment with the gentle manatee.

Explore many little-known aspects of these fascinating and fragile creatures capable of sophisticated communication and social interaction.  Join the expert team of ocean explorers that brought you Sharks 3D and Ocean Wonderland 3D in an unforgettable diving experience that documents the life of these graceful, majestic yet endangered sea creatures.

Dream to Fly
2013
35, 25

Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors.  Experience the adventure and find out how this immense and challenging dream for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history came true.

Dream to Fly is a poetic story about the history of aviation.  The aim of the film is to present the development of aviation through the ages in an interesting an innovative way.  It presents the milestones on our route to conquering the skies – both in terms of technological breakthroughs, as well as our perceptions on flying itself.

Rich fulldome visuals, beautiful music composed for the show and a poetic narration makes this show an exceptional artwork.  The message to the viewers is to be open to new ideas and to pursue our dreams.

Dreaming to Fly
28

Dreaming to Fly tells the dramatic story of Emma, an enthusiastic teenager eager to fly and her granddad, who’s afraid of flying. Together they go through a fun journey while learning the history and science of aviation.

Dynamic Earth
2012
24

Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth’s great life support system: the global climate.  With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting- edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.  Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.

Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet
2012
23

Travel through space and time in a fulldome production that makes you look at Earth in a whole new way.

A sweeping geological journey, Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet explores the forces that transform the surface of our planet.

Fly along the San Andreas Fault before diving into the planet’s interior.  Journey back in time to witness the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and the break-up of Pangaea 200 million years ago.  Visit the sites of historical earthquakes from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pacific Ocean.

Learn how scientists and engineers collaborate to help society prepare for a safer environment — and a safer future.

Data-driven visualizations illustrate Earth’s story, revealing how subtle motions and sudden ruptures have shaped our planet over eons — and how geological activity influences the course of human history.

Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet was written by Ryan Wyatt and produced by the visualization studio of the California Academy of Sciences.

Escape
7

You are appeared to be in an abandoned house.  Strange noises and your imagination make you believe in ghosts!  Do not be scared if you want to escape the monster that is waiting for you in one of the rooms.

ExoPlanets: Worlds of Wonder
2013
26

ExoPlanets: Worlds Of Wonder follows mankind’s first space probe as it journeys outside our solar system to the many new worlds astronomers are discovering beyond.  Audiences will visit gas giants caught in a deadly dance with their host stars, frozen rogue planets hurling through space, molten rocky worlds now known to science, and new planets drifting comfortably within the Goldilocks Zone.

ExoPlanets: Worlds Of Wonder covers the National Earth and Space Science Standards for grades K-9, not only educating about other worlds, but also teaching audiences about how special Earth and our solar system truly are.  It combines the best of hand-crafted animation with state-of-the-art visual effects to educate audiences in a fascinating way.

Dr. Geoffrey Marcy, world-leading astronomer in Extra Solar Planet Discoveries, described the screenplay as, “Absolutely glorious.  It artfully captures the science, the beauty, and the wonder of the new worlds we are discovering.”

Expedition Into the Cell
12

Taken into an incredible journey aboard a nanotechnologiacal vessel, the spectator finds himself into a human lung and there he can watch the fight of the white globules against a starting tumor.  Then, from the vessel a tiny module goes loose, carrying a reporter commenting “live” from the heart, the duplication of a cell the duplication of the DNA and the birth of 2 cells.  After lively adventures the module rushes back among the globule.

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