Monday, March 28, 2011

Born to be Wild is Coming to The Tech's IMAX Dome

Based on the trailer and press release below, this looks like one of the more interesting IMAX movies to come to The Tech in quite some time. I'm looking forward to this one.

For Immediate Release
March 22, 2011

BORN TO BE WILD Journeys into The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater
Documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman premieres April 8

SAN JOSE, SILICON VALLEY, CA. – Join IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures on a miraculous journey of second chances when Born to be Wild opens April 8 in The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater at The Tech Museum. Follow young orphaned elephants and orangutans on the trip of a lifetime, from birth to rebirth, on the vivid screen of the nation’s second largest dome theater.

This family friendly documentary transports moviegoers to the far stretches of Kenya and Borneo and inspires them to take action to save Earth’s precious creatures. Narrated by Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. Stunningly captured in The Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater - with its crystal clear images up to eight stories high and 13,000 watts of wrap-around digital surround sound - Born to be Wild is a heartwarming adventure that takes moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick.

“Spending so much time among the orphaned elephants and orangutans in this film was a life- changing experience,” said Producer/Writer Drew Fellman. “And IMAX makes it possible to share that wonder with the audience in a very profound way that takes us directly into the lives and struggles of these amazing animals.” 

For information on tickets and show times, call (408) 294-TECH (8324) or visit the website at

About The Tech Museum
The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum - located in the Capital of Silicon Valley - is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the Spirit 

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