Here, in this vast and spectacularly beautiful land teeming with abundant wildlife, discover the Spirit of the Wild. Experience it in the explosive calving of glaciers, the celestial fires of the Aurora Borealis. Witness it in the thundering stampede of caribou, the beauty of the polar bear and the stealthful, deadly hunt of the wolf pack. Join this epic adventure into the untamed grandeur of Alaska and embrace the spirit of the great wild north. Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary in 1998.
Explore the mysterious Amazon through the amazing IMAX experience. Amazon celebrates the beauty, vitality and wonder of the rapidly disappearing rain forest. Carrying the cumbersome IMAX cameras and other equipment, filmmakers overcame many difficulties to photograph this rarely seen tropical landscape and present it with all the visual power associated with IMAX. The filmmakers photographed native tribesmen untouched by Western civilization and discovered an awesome variety of animals and plant life. Narrated by Oscar-winning actress Linda Hunt, Amazon follows a unique collaboration between an American scientist and a tribal shaman on a mission to find rare medical plants.
Fasten your seatbelt and get ready for the ride of your life! 'Super Speedway' puts you in the driver's seat of an Indy-type race car tearing up asphalt at speeds of over 230 miles per hour. Follow the excitement and drama of championship auto racing with narrator and celebrated actor Paul Newman, and join racing star Michael Andretti and his legendary father, Mario, as they craft a state-of-the-art race car. Then, follow the pulse-pounding action of Michael's high-speed quest for victory as he pushes the limits of the new car at the PPG CART World Series. Ever wonder "how did they do that?" 'The Making of Super Speedway' puts you behind the cameras letting you explore the movie magic of making a groundbreaking documentary in the largest film format in the world. A revolutionary chapter selection menu gives you the option of jumping scene by scene from in front of the cameras to behind the lense. So start your engines...'Super Speedway' is about to begin!
Experience breathtaking close-up encounters with the largest mammal that ever lived on earth--the blue whale. Follow humpbacks, orcas, right whales and dolphins for a stunning new perspective on these mysterious marine mammoths. Filmed in IMAX, Whales resonates in an exploding panorama of color and excitement. Acclaimed by critics as a "can't miss film" and a "dazzling poetic experience." Narration by Patrick Stewart.
May 9, 1997 12:00 am
They're always there, you just have to know how to look for them. What are they? They're the fascinating sights and realms 11-year-old Elly sees via powerful electron microscopes. Charlotte Sullivan (TV's Radio Free Roscoe) plays Elly, who unravels the clues found in letters from her grandfather... and discovers a normally unseen world of beauty and amazement that staggers the imagination. James Garner provides the voice of Elly's clever grandpa. And an exquisitely winged moth, an eight-eyed spider, table salt, molecules, Elly's own body heat and more are among the tiny miracles that loom large. You've not seen anything quite like them. Small wonder.
Take a ride on the wild side with Thrill Ride: The Science Of Fun! A white-knuckle adventure filmed in 70mm, Thrill Ride takes full advantage of the power of large-format film, locking the audience into the front seat of some of the wildest rides ever created - including The Big Shot at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas and the rollercoasters Kumba and Montu, located in Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida. Explore the heart-pounding possibilities brought to life when the imagination meets the computer work-station with director Ben Stassen, a renowned expert in the field of Computer Generated Imagery (CGI). And learn how cutting-edge ride designers employ technology originally developed by the military and NASA to create the mind-bending ride simulators of today! Using footage from some of the most popular rides ever created, Thrill Ride immerses the audience in the action...so fasten your seat belts for fun!
October 17, 1997 12:00 am
Uniting two former rival nations, Mission to Mir is an unique tour of the Russian Space Station Mir. Filmed in space by American astronauts, the film examines their relationship with Mir's cosmonauts as they live, work and entertain in a zero-gravity environment. Join record-setting space pioneer Shannon W. lucid and her colleagues inside their weightless home against a panorama of spectacular space scenery.