Back to the Cretaceous
Roars onto IMAX® 3D Screen
Big, So Real, So Close.
- It's DINO - MITE at its mightiest! The Tennessee Aquarium IMAX
3D® Theater will take you on an adventure back in time with
the film T-REX: Back to the Cretaceous, which debuts
T-REX brings dinosaurs to life with groundbreaking detail,
unparalleled realism, and the awesome size and thrilling feeling
of being in the movie, not just at the movie.
Shot on location in Alberta, Canada at Dinosaur Provincial Park,
T-REX is Imax's biggest, most elaborate production ever
and showcases technologically amazing dinosaurs brought to life
Dinosaurs are very much alive - at least in the mind of Ally Hayden
(Liz Stauber). But the closest she has come to them in her world
is in seeing the dinosaur bone skeletons and artists' renderings
in the museum where her father, the world-famous palaeontologist
Dr. Donald Hayden (Peter Horton), has his headquarters.
Like her father, Ally is fascinated by the way that modern science
and the study of dinosaur bones and fossils can lead to uncovering
the mysteries of what dinosaurs were really like - what they looked
like, how they moved, how and what they ate and how they raised
their young. When Donald Hayden and his assistant Elizabeth (Kari
Coleman) bring his latest discovery back to the museum, Ally is
excited that the oblong-shaped fossil rock might be an as yet
undiscovered Tyrannosaurus-rex egg.
Ally is alone and waiting for her father to return when an accident
in the museum lab sets her on an adventure in which Ally's present
world begins to meld with the deep past. As she wanders into the
museum, the bones of the T-rex skeleton suddenly appear to grow
skin and muscle and the extinct creature lunges to life. When
Ally retreats, she is hurtled through time, backward to the territory
of dinosaurs that are bigger than her imagination. Finding herself
in a lush environment, Ally is awestruck by the various dinosaurs
she discovers as she explores this mysterious new world.
However, Ally gets caught in the middle of a dinosaur battle and
is thrust literally nose-to-nose with one of the most fearsome
creatures of all time - the awesome, and very much alive, Tyrannosaurus-rex.
"The idea of putting dinosaurs on the IMAX screen was a natural,"
says Executive Producer/Co-Writer Andrew Gellis. "And the opportunity
to create a 45-minute story, bringing photo-realistic dinosaurs
to life with IMAX 3D was irresistible. Audiences have affirmed
that they love the way IMAX films take them to places they would
never get to on their own, and the Cretaceous period of 65 million
years ago certainly fits the bill."
"This film is about using The IMAX® Experience
to take us back and see how these incredibly majestic and fierce
animals lived during a time that is almost impossible for us to
imagine," states Director Brett Leonard. "This is also a pioneering
medium in that it is taking cinema to the next place that it's
going. Imax's use of large-format film and the IMAX 3D technology
creates the closest thing to truly immersive, virtual-reality
that exists on the planet. It is taking the large-scale cinematic
experience and putting the viewer right inside it in the context
of IMAX 3D," Leonard continues.
T-REX also incorporates the latest scientific knowledge,
provided by world-renowned palaeontologist, Dr. Philip Currie,
about the creatures who roamed the earth more than 65 million
years ago. "Our approach to the dinosaurs in this film is to make
them as real as possible," notes Charis Horton, who produced the
film along with her partner Antoine Compin. "This is the first
large-format film to dare to incorporate 21 years of computer-generated
imagery effects so extensively throughout the film," says Compin.
T-REX stars Peter Horton (TV's "Thirtysomething" and starring
in Fox's new series "Brimstone"), Kari Coleman, newcomer Liz Stauber
and is directed by Brett Leonard ("Lawnmower Man" and "Virtuosity").
T-REX is presented by The
Real Yellow Pages from BellSouth
SHOW TIMES (effective August 14, 1999)
SCHEDULE...all show times ET
| T-REX: Back to the Cretaceous
1 p.m. - daily
3 p.m. - daily
5 p.m. - daily
7 p.m. - daily
9 p.m. - (Fri. & Sat. only)
| Into the Deep
10 a.m. - daily
12 p.m. - daily
2 - p.m. - daily
4 p.m. - daily
6 p.m - daily
8 p.m (Fri. & Sat. only)
TICKET PRICES (Children under
Children (3 - 12 years)
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