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Under the Sea Splashes into Fleet Science Center IMAX Dome Theater on April 1, 2009

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Written by: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Date: March 10, 2009

Film features diverse undersea creatures including the Leafy Sea Dragon and the Flamboyant Cuttlefish.

  

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Latest IMAX® Underwater Adventure Directed by Del Mar Resident, Howard Hall

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 10, 2009 -- Experience the sea and its marvelous marine life streaming into the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center IMAX Dome Theater on April 1. Through the visual majesty of IMAX, audiences will be transported to the crystal blue domains of diverse underwater dwellers, including the Leafy Sea Dragon and the Flamboyant Cuttlefish.

Under the Sea, a new IMAX® adventure, transports moviegoers to some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth, including South Australia, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Coral Triangle islands of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, allowing them to experience face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea. It offers a uniquely inspirational and entertaining way to explore the beauty and natural wonder of the oceans, as well as the impact of global climate change upon them. Colorful marine imagery will captivate audiences, as they are transported Under the Sea on the giant IMAX Dome screen.

"Part of what our IMAX films are designed to do is create a sense of value for the animals and for the environment," shares director and local San Diego resident Howard Hall. "We hope people will come to know and love these animals when they experience their world through the extraordinary image quality of IMAX. Most people will not have heard of these creatures. But once people get to know them and then learn that global warming and ocean acidification may be damaging their environment, we think they'll start to care. Making people care is our mission."

"IMAX's unrivaled visual clarity and Howard's passion for his subjects are resonant throughout Under the Sea," says producer Toni Myers. "Most people will never encounter these creatures face to face in the wild, and IMAX is able to bring audiences as close to swimming alongside them as they'll ever get.  Howard's keen eye and incredible patience allow him to capture ever more astonishing sequences with every film he makes."

Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corporation present Under the Sea, opening exclusively in IMAX theatres nationwide. This film has been rated G for general audiences and has a running time of 40 minutes and 45 seconds.

About the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center ("the Fleet") is home to Southern California's only IMAX® Dome Theater and 100+ hands-on science exhibits for all ages. Watch immersive giant-screen films in the newly-renovated IMAX Dome Theater, featuring the world's first NanoSeam Dome screen in an IMAX Theater. Experience seven galleries of fun, interactive exhibits, including major traveling exhibitions. A 23-passenger Motion Simulator Ride thrills visitors with journeys into exciting realms. Enjoy sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in Galileo's Café. Find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store. Located at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd, the Fleet Science Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the public understanding and enjoyment of science and technology. For information regarding current admission prices, please call (619) 238-1233 or visit our Web site at www.rhfleet.org .

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