REEL AdventuresNIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN

Runtime: 120 min.
Rated:
PG for mild action and brief language.

During REEL Adventures audiences of all ages will experience history coming to life when NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN opens at the Omni Theater, an IMAX dome at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Moviegoers will be transported inside the nation’s premiere museum complex – the Smithsonian – for the biggest and most grand adventure yet – in IMAX, the world’s most immersive movie experience. The film has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® through proprietary IMAX DMR® technology. With crystal clear images, laser-aligned digital sound and maximized field of view, IMAX puts you IN the movie. NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN: The IMAX Experience will debut concurrently with the nationwide release in conventional theatres from Twentieth Century Fox.   

Night has fallen upon the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The guides have gone home, the lights are out, the school kids are tucked in their beds . . . yet something incredible is stirring as former night guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) finds himself lured into his biggest, most imagination-boggling adventure yet in which history truly comes alive. In this second installment of the Night at the Museum saga, Larry faces a battle so epic it could only unfold in the corridors of the world’s largest museum. Now, Larry must try to save his formerly inanimate friends from what could be their last stand amid the wonders of the Smithsonian, all of which, from the famous paintings on the walls to the rocket ships in the halls, suddenly have a mind of their own.  

The first film ever shot in the Smithsonian complex, the fun begins as Larry has left behind the low-paying world of guarding museums to become a sought-after inventor of Daley Devices infomercial products. He seems to have it all – but something is missing in his life, something that draws him back to his old haunt, the Museum of Natural History , where he once had the magical night of a lifetime. There, he makes an unsettling discovery. His favorite exhibits, indeed some of his truest friends, have been deemed out-of-date. Packed into crates, they await shipment to the vast archives of the Smithsonian. 

Their fate is unknown – that is, until Larry receives a distress call from the miniature cowboy Jedediah (Owen Wilson), who informs him of an impending disaster. It seems the newcomers have awoken their new digs, including the Egyptian ruler, Kahmunrah (Hank Azaria), who’s in a particularly nasty mood after 3,000 years of slumber. Now, he and a trio of history’s most heinous henchmen – namely Ivan the Terrible (Christopher Guest), Napoleon Bonaparte (Alain Chabat) and Al Capone (Jon Bernthal) – are plotting to take over the museum (and then the globe), as they unleash the Army of the Underworld. 

Speeding to the nation’s capital, Larry is clearly in over his head. But he’s got some impressive new friends – from the brilliant Albert Einstein to honest Abe Lincoln to the one exhibit who takes his breath way –the irrepressible Amelia Earhart (Amy Adams), who spurs Larry to rediscover his missing his sense of fun and adventure. Along with his old buddies, including Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Octavius (Steve Coogan), Sacajawea (Mizuo Peck), Attila The Hun (Patrick Gallagher) and the Neanderthals -- Larry will stop at nothing to regain his friends and restore order to the National Mall, from the Lincoln Memorial to the Air and Space Museum , before the stroke of dawn. 

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN marks the first action-adventure film ever shot at the nation’s premiere museum complex, the Smithsonian Institution, the largest and most visited museum in the world. 

Twentieth Century Fox presents a 21 Laps/1492 Pictures Production, NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN, directed by Shawn Levy, written by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon, and starring Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Christopher Guest, Alain Chabat, Ricky Gervais, Steve Coogan, Bill Hader and Robin Williams.  The producers are Shawn Levy, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan and the executive producers are Thomas M. Hammel, Josh McLaglen and Mark Radcliffe. 

Tackling the extraordinary task of bringing the Smithsonian to life is an inventive creative team that includes the return of production designer Claude Paré, editors Dean Zimmerman and Oscar®-nominated Don Zimmerman, A.C.E. and Oscar and Golden Globe® nominated composer Alan Silvestri; along with Academy Award® nominated director of photography John Schwartzman, ASC (National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Seabiscuit), costume designer Marlene Stewart (Tropic Thunder) and visual effects supervisor Dan Deleeuw, who created the African animals and Rexy in the original Night at the Museum

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN will be distributed by Twentieth Century Fox. This film has been rated PG for mild action and brief language.

For more information and the to view the movie trailer http://www.nightatthemuseummovie.com/

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