Sacramento, CA For nearly 20 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has dazzled us with unprecedented views of the cosmosfrom the splendor of our celestial neighborhood to galaxies billions of light years away. Now on April 23 at Esquire IMAX Theatre, audiences will blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-125 crew, witness up-close some of the most challenging spacewalks ever performed, and experience virtual star travel via breath-taking, never-before-seen 3D flights through Hubble imagery. Recounting the amazing journey of the most important scientific instrument since Galileos original telescope, Hubble 3D will immerse moviegoers in the great wonders and astounding beauty of our universe.
“Its been said that The IMAX Experience® is the next best thing to being in space, and with IMAX 3D, the audience really is there, said Producer/Director Toni Myers. Fifteen years ago we made a film about space exploration that included Hubble, when it started sending back the first images. Today, we have Hubbles entire phenomenal legacy of data to explore. With IMAX 3D we can transport people to galaxies that are 13 billion light years awayback to the edge of time. Real star travel is here at last.
Sacramento has a rich history related to the U.S. space program, explained Doug Link, Esquire IMAX Theatre director. Between housing two USAF bases, the Aerospace Museum and Aerojet, this community has always been extremely supportive of space exploration. IMAX space films have always been one of our most popular genres for education programs and the public.
Through the power of IMAX 3D, Hubble 3D will enable moviegoers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt some of the most difficult and important tasks in NASAs history. The film will offer an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescopes legacy and highlight its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves.
Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble 3D reunites the Space Station 3D filmmaking team, led by Producer/Director Toni Myers. James Neihouse, Director of Photography, also doubles as the Astronaut crew trainer. Judy Carroll is Associate Producer, and Graeme Ferguson, Co-founder of IMAX and pioneer Producer of many IMAX space films, is Executive Producer. Hubble 3D is an IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures production, in cooperation with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The film has been rated G and has a running time of 43 minutes.
The Esquire IMAX Theatre is located at 1211 K Street in downtown Sacramento. For information on tickets and showtimes, please call 916/443-IMAX (4629) or visit the website at www.imax.com/sacramento.