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IMAX Film 'A Beautiful Planet' Opens At Maritime Aquarium In Norwalk

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti takes pictures of Earth from the cupola of the International Space Station in a scene from “A Beautiful Planet,” a new IMAX movie opening Friday at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Photo Credit: © 2016 IMAX Corp.
Enjoy an astronaut’s view of Madagascar in a scene from “A Beautiful Planet." Photo Credit: © 2016 IMAX Corp.

NORWALK, Conn. – “A Beautiful Planet,” the newest classic IMAX® space documentary made in cooperation with NASA will be shown at 11 a.m.. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily through Thursday, May 26 on the six-story screen of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

From Friday, May 27 through Thursday, June 30, the film will show at noon daily.

From IMAX Entertainment and director Toni Myers, “A Beautiful Planet” features footage of Earth – and the effects humanity has had on it over time – as captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. It is narrated by Academy Award®-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence.

“A Beautiful Planet” is a giant-screen portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. From space, Earth blazes at night with the electric intensity of human expansion – a direct visualization of our changing world. The movie reminds viewers that, as we continue to explore and gain knowledge of our galaxy, we also develop a deeper connection to the place we all call home. There’s a weighty message from the weightlessness.

The IMAX release of “A Beautiful Planet” will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology.

“A Beautiful Planet” reunites the filmmaking team from previous IMAX space movies that have been popular with audiences at The Maritime Aquarium, including “Hubble” and “Blue Planet.” Producer and director Myers also wrote and edited the film.

Tickets for “A Beautiful Planet” are included with aquarium admission: $22.95 for adults, $20.95 for youths (13-17) and seniors (65 and older) and $15.95 for children 3-12. Children younger than 3 and aquarium members receive free admission into the aquarium and IMAX movies.

Click here to watch the film’s trailer and purchase advance tickets.

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