Everest

May 18-24
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40 min.
2D presentation
Tickets are $6.

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In MacGillivray Freeman's IMAX® film, Everest, scientist Dr. Roger Bilham placed a seismograph at Camp Four at 26,000 feet to measure earthquake tremors. Over the years, the people of Nepal have lived with small earthquakes, but now in the wake of this huge tragedy, they need our help to rebuild. We are contributing 100% of the funds we raise from Everest shows to the American Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund.

The top of Mt. Everest calls only to the most daring and determined of individuals who are convinced that dreams can be realized through incredible effort and risk. Everest is the story of amazing achievements, taking audiences on an inspirational and spell-binding ascent with an international team of climbers who found hope, beauty and triumph in the wake of tragedy.  The film returns to the Omni Theater, an IMAX dome, on May 18, 2015.

First released in 1998, Everest is the highest-grossing giant screen film in history and features the first large-format images ever brought back from Mt. Everest.  It tells the dramatic true story of the Everest Expedition’s journey to the summit, just days after the infamous 1996 tragedy in which eight climbers lost their lives in a deadly storm.  Over creaking ice falls, across quaking chasms, up dangerous, towering cliffs, through a harrowing rescue of fellow mountaineers, and into the mystical danger zone of oxygen-thin altitude, the IMAX camera team maintains the spirit of determination, optimism and camaraderie that leads to miraculous achievements. 

Everest is filled with fascinating information about how this mountain was formed and continues to evolve, how high-altitude challenges a climber’s physical and mental capabilities, and how Sherpa culture and tradition permeates the Mount Everest experience.  But Everest is also a rich, dramatic story about the relationship between a group of daring human beings and the mountain they love, respect and sometimes fear. 

Says producer Greg MacGillivray:  “Great fictional films impart an emotional story of a life and death struggle.  Our large format films, being non-fiction, have never before had that same urgency and poignancy.  But with Everest we have these powerful story elements in a real, nonfiction film, photographed as it all happened in the most hyper-realistic format yet invented.” 

Everest is a MacGillivray Freeman Films presentation in association with Arcturus Motion Pictures.  The film is co-directed by David Breashears, who summited Mt. Everest himself to bring back this remarkable chronicle.  The stars are the expedition members themselves:  Ed Viesturs, Araceli Segarra, Jamling Tenzing Norgay, Sumiyo Tsuzuki, Paula Viesturs and the Sherpas who helped carry the heaviest camera ever to film on Everest’s peak.

 

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The OMNI Theater's projector, housed beneath the seats, is 6 feet tall and weights 1 ton.

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