Follow the dramatic story of James Cameron's submersible dive to the deepest part of the ocean, the Mariana Trench-nearly seven miles beneath the ocean's surface. His childhood dream come true. The film will mesmerize all ages with breathtaking images of never before seen life - here on planet Earth.
Turtle Vision 3D
08/31/15 To 09/07/15
Experience the ups and downs of life on land and sea in this coming of age story starring the cutest sea turtle on the big screen. From the warm waters of the tropics to the icy Antarctic, join Sammy and his friends on an exciting journey through truly immersive environments. Swim through colorful coral reefs and enjoy a dazzling ride on a fun-loving octopus. Dive into icy polar waters to meet a friendly whale. Are you ready to face the dangers you may encounter with humans?
08/31/15 To 02/11/16
Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean. Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, he invites viewers to dive into this whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans – the source of all life on our planet – and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time or perhaps re-discovered along the journey.
Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, “Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D” introduces audiences to over 30 species, illuminating behaviors captured for the first time thanks to the development of new tools that allow improved underwater filming and takes them to vibrant environments such as the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini.
Walking with Dinosaurs
08/31/15 To 02/11/16
For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS is the ultimate immersive, big screen adventure for families. Meet dinosaurs more real than you've ever seen as you take off on a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages. (c) Fox
09/08/15 To 02/11/16
Humpback Whales is an extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of the most awe-inspiring marine mammals. Set in the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga, this ocean adventure offers audiences an up-close look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out why humpbacks are the most acrobatic of all whales, why they sing their haunting songs, and why these intelligent 55-foot, 50-ton animals migrate up to 10,000 miles round-trip every year. A MacGillivray Freeman film presented by Pacific Life, Humpback Whales is directed by Greg MacGillivray and produced by Shaun MacGillivray. Humpback Whales is written and edited by Stephen Judson with a musical score by Steve Wood. A One World One Ocean production.
09/08/15 To 02/11/16
In the Late Cretaceous, a great inland ocean divided North America in two. A curious and adventurous dolichorynchops travels through life stages, experiencing the world from her spot near the bottom of the food chain. Along the way, she will encounter long-necked pleisosaurs, giant turtles, enormous fish, ferocious flippered crocs, fierce sharks, and the most dangerous sea monsters of all, the mosasaur.
Big Screen Saturdays
09/12/15 To 12/26/15
Relax and rewind with your favorite movies on the largest movie screen in Virginia, our National Geographic 3D Movie Theater! We have selected our favorites to show on the big screen.
Schedule: 4:30pm Showtime:
Sept 12 - Ice Age
Sept 19 - Ice Age: The Meltdown
Sept 26 - Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Aug 15 - Big Wednesday
Aug 22 - Horton Hears a Who
Aug 29 - Dolphin Tale
Sept 12 - Avatar
Sept 19 - Red Tails
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