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IMAX® Films

The Challenger Learning Center IMAX Theatre is proud to showcase Hollywood blockbusters in stunning IMAX clarity, as well as incredible high-quality documentaries. We also maintain a diverse library of documentary films, available for education or group reservations. Call 850.645.7777 to request one of these films.

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American Sniper Humpback Whales 3D Tiny Giants 3D Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
Hidden Universe 3D

American Sniper: The IMAX Experience
Humpback Whales 3D

Tiny Giants 3D
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D
Hidden Universe 3D

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Film Library

Jerusalem 3D Born to Be Wild 3D Dinosaur
Galapagos Under the Sea 3D Space Station 3D
Hubble 3D Deep Sea 3D Space Junk 3D Last Reef 3D
Great White Shark 3D

Jerusalem 3D

Flight of the Butterflies 3D

Born to be Wild 3D
Dinosaur: Passage to Pangaea 3D
To the Arctic 3D
Galapagos 3D
Under the Sea 3D
Space Station 3D
Hubble 3D
Deep Sea 3D
Space Junk 3D
The Last Reef 3D
Great White Shark 3D

*Film library presentations do not appear in every week's movie rotations, but may be booked in advance for group showings. Please call 850-645-7777 or email our Group Sales Coordinator for more information on how to book a showing.


Coming Soon

Focus Chappie Cinderella Walking with Dinosaurs


Focus: The IMAX Experience
Chappie: The IMAX Experience
Cinderella: The IMAX Experience
Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D
D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D

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American Sniper: The IMAX Experience

Running Time: 132 mins.
Rated: R


American SniperFrom director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

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Humpback Whales 3D

Running Time: 40 mins.
Not Rated


Humpback Whales 3DAn extraordinary journey into the mysterious world of one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals, Humpback Whales takes audiences to Alaska, Hawaii and the Kingdom of Tonga for an immersive look at how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young.  

Captured for the first time with IMAX® 3D cameras, and found in every ocean on earth, humpbacks were nearly driven to extinction 50 years ago, but today are making a steady recovery.  Join a team of researchers as they unlock the secrets of the humpback and find out what makes humpbacks the most acrobatic of all whales, why only the males sing, and why these intelligent 50-foot, 48-ton animals migrate more than 6,000 miles every year. 

This program sponsored in part by the City of Tallahassee, Leon County and through the Council on Culture & Arts.

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Tiny Giants 3D

Running Time: 40 mins.
Not Rated


Tiny Giants 3DIn an adventure of giant proportions, Tiny Giants 3D reveals the astonishing lives of the smallest of animals.

Using the incredibly immersive power of specialist 3D cameras, audiences are transported in a very intimate way into another world to experience the titanic battles these creatures face to survive.

A chipmunk in a wild wood and a grasshopper mouse in Arizona’s scorched deserts are both forced to grow up fast when they find themselves alone for the first time. Only by using their ingenious superpowers can our heroes not only stay alive, but also become masters of their universe.

This program sponsored in part by the City of Tallahassee, Leon County and through the Council on Culture & Arts.

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Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D

Running Time: 40 mins.
Rated: G

Lemurs Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Dolphin Tale”) narrates the IMAX 3D® documentary “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. The film reunites Freeman with Drew Fellman, who also wrote and produced the 2011 IMAX 3D documentary “Born to Be Wild 3D,” and director David Douglas, who served as director of photography on that film. 

Captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. 

Join trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

** EDUCATORS: Please CLICK HERE for the "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D" Educator Guide

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Hidden Universe 3D

Running Time: 40 mins.
Approved for all audiences.

hiddenuniverse“Hidden Universe 3D” takes audiences on an extraordinary journey deep into space in the cinematic medium that transports audiences like no other. With the full power of IMAX 3D cinematography, the deepest reaches of our universe are brought to life with unprecedented clarity through real images captured by the world’s most powerful telescopes—seen on-screen and in 3D for the first time.

Stunning, high-resolution 3D images of space allow moviegoers to explore the earliest galaxies, watch stars being born in vivid clouds of gas and dust, tour the surface of Mars, and witness images of distant celestial structures including stunning views of the Sun. Seen for the first time in IMAX 3D, these dramatic new images offer fresh insight into the origins and evolution of the universe.

“History has taught us that no matter how well we understand a system – whether it is a biological system like a human being, or a physical system like a galaxy – when we look at it in a new or more in-depth way, we see and learn new things,” said Greg Poole, one of the two astronomers featured in the film. “It’s hard to say exactly what form these new insights will take, for that is the nature of scientific discovery. It’s impossible to predict.”

Narrated by Golden Globe winner Miranda Richardson, “Hidden Universe 3D” is a December Cinema Productions film produced in association with Film Victoria, Swinburne University of Technology, and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Executive produced by Emmy®-award-winning producer Tony Wright. Produced in association with MacGillivray Freeman Films. Produced by Stephen Amezdroz and written and directed by Russell Scott. The musical score is by Dale Cornelius.

December Cinema Productions is a division of December Media, one of Australia’s most experienced producers of award-winning live action and documentary television. With more than 20 years of experience, the company is known for its high-quality dramas, documentaries and series made for Australian and international markets. “Hidden Universe 3D” is the company’s first film for IMAX theatres and follows in its long tradition of making screen-based entertainment that excites and inspires. 

"Hidden Universe 3D" will take us all deeper into space than ever before.

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Film Library Descriptions

Jerusalem 3D

Running Time: 45 mins.
Rated: G

JerusalemThe Promised Land for the Jews, the Holy Land to Christians, and the Land of the Prophets tothe Muslim world. "Jerusalem 3D" takes audiences on an inspiring and eye-opening tour of one of the world’s oldest and most enigmatic cities. Destroyed and rebuilt countless times over 5,000 years, Jerusalem’s enduring appeal remains a mystery. What made it so important to so many different cultures? How did it become the center of the world for three major religions? Why does it still matter to us?

"Jerusalem 3D" attempts to answer these questions by following three young Jerusalemites and their families – Jewish, Christian and Muslim. Through their eyes, audiences will learn what it means to call Jerusalem home, and experience celebrations and events that mark the high points of a year in the life of the city. "Jerusalem 3D" will also follow noted archaeologist, Dr. Jodi Magness, as she explores some of the most extraordinary historical sites in the region in order to better understand this crossroads of civilization.

This documentary seeks to build trust and respect between Jews, Christians and Muslims by showcasing their common heritage and inspiring them, and the public, to better understand each other. Audiences will gain a completely unique perspective of a part of the world that captivates the imagination of billions of people.

** EDUCATORS: Please CLICK HERE for "Jerusalem 3D" Educator Materials

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Flight of the Butterflies 3D

Running Time: 45 mins.
Rating: G

This film is available for education and group reservations.

"A stunning documentary that fills the screen with millions of orange-and-black butterflies..." 

(4 out of 4 stars) Ottawa Citizen

" A must see IMAX journey... a feast for the eyes and one of the best IMAX documentaries." (4 out of 4 stars) The Seattle Times

Flight of the ButterfliesWhat weighs half a gram and travels thousands of kilometers every year? Every winter, the remote and mountainous volcanic forests of Mexico are home to one of nature's greatest gatherings - hundreds of millions of migrating monarch butterflies weathering the winter. For centuries this miracle was hidden from all but a few. When it was revealed to the world it was hailed as one of the greatest discoveries in nature. It also unveiled the longest insect migration on Earth.

We follow the captivating story of Dana (Danaus Plexippus) and her descendants as they make the perilous return journey from Mexico to Canada. How do these tiny and iconic creatures travel so far and know where to go each year to a place they have never been? This epic natural history saga is interwoven with the fascinating detective story and a determined scientist's almost 40 year search to find their amazing overwintering sites.



 

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Born to be Wild 3D

Running Time: 40 mins.
Not Rated
This film is available for education and group reservations.

Born to Be Wild 3D"Born to be Wild 3D" is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in IMAX 3D, "Born to be Wild 3D" is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild. Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, "Born to be Wild 3D" is directed by David Lickley and written and produced by Drew Fellman. This Warner Bros. film is produced by IMAX Filmed Entertainment and distributed by IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures.

Rated G. For more information, visit the Born to Be Wild web page or the official IMAX Born to Be Wild site.

 

****EDUCATORS: Please CLICK HERE for the "Born to Be Wild 3D" Educator Guide

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Dinosaur: Passage to Pangaea 3D

Running Time: 40 mins.
Rated: G

This film is available for education and group reservations.

Dinosaur: Passage to PangaeaA claymation adventure following two geology students on a time-traveling adventure to experience one of the greatest geological events of all time: the separation of the supercontinent Pangaea.

When two children embark on a geology field trip back in time, they are thrown into a fantastic voyage where they witness incredible geological wonders and learn the mysterious process that created our present-day continents. 

From racing across the landscape atop dinosaurs to plummeting to the center of the earth, “Dinosaur: Passage to Pangaea 3D” explores the tectonic forces that shaped our world. It is the ultimate field trip!







** EDUCATORS: Please CLICK HERE for the "Dinosaur: Passage to Pangaea 3D" Educator Guide

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To the Arctic 3D

Running Time: 40 min
Rated: G

This film is available for education and group reservations.

To The Arctic"To The Arctic" takes you on a never before seenjourney into the lives of a mother polar bearand her two seven-month old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home. Captivating, adventurous, and intimate footage brings you up close and personal with this family’s struggle to survive and thrive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.

Captivating, adventurous and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family’s struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.







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Galapagos 3D

Running Time: 40 mins.
This film is available for education and group reservations.

GalapagosPresented by the Smithsonian Institution and Imax Ltd., and using IMAX 3D technology, "Galapagos 3D" vividly documents an eight-week expedition to the islands and surrounding waters.

Part adventure, part scientific expedition, part personal quest, and part fantastic voyage, this unprecedented non-fiction film takes audiences on a journey with marine biologist Dr. Carole Baldwin, from the Smithsonian Institutions's Museum of Natural History, on her first trips to the famed Galapagos Islands.

An amazingly immersive cinematic experience, "Galapagos 3D" delves deep into the largely unknown waters surrounding the volcanic archipelago to explore the natural wonders of a realm that is truly a living natural science laboratory.

Using Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution's research vessel, the SEWARD JOHNSON as the mother ship-and their high-tech submersible JOHNSON-SEA-LINK-the highly distinguished research and filmmaking team deployed technology light years ahead of the crude instruments Charles Darwin had at his disposal during his famous 1835 visit to the region.

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Under the Sea 3D

Running Time: 40 mins.
This film is available for education and group reservations.

Under the Sea"Under the Sea 3D" transports moviegoers to some of the most exotic and isolated under sea locations on earth, including Southern Australia, New Guinea and others in the Indo-Pacific region and allow them to experience face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea.

It offers a uniquely inspirational and entertaining way to explore the beauty and natural wonder of the oceans, as well as the impact of global climate change. In IMAX 3D, the images will literally leap off the screen and float around the theatre, putting the audience in the movie.

Narrated by Jim Carrey, "Under the Sea 3D" is directed by Howard Hall, produced by Toni Myers.

** EDUCATORS: Please Download the 3-5 Educator Guide or Download the 6-8 Educator Guide



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Space Station 3D

Running Time: 47 mins.
This film is available for education and group reservations.

Space Station"Space Station 3D" is the story of this unique partnership of 16 nations building a laboratory in outer space -- a permanent facility for the study of the effects of long-duration exposure to zero gravity and the necessary first step towards the global co-operative effort needed if man is to someday set foot on Mars. It is a story of challenges, setbacks and triumphs…and ultimately, the shared international victory of men and women whose dreams exceed the limits of life on this Earth.

"Space Station 3D" is the first cinematic journey to the International Space Station (ISS), where audiences can experience for themselves life in zero gravity aboard the new station. Transported by the magic of the IMAX technology, the audience blasts off into space with the astronauts and cosmonauts from Florida's Kennedy Space Center and Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome to rendezvous with their new home in orbit 220 miles above Earth. Now people of every age and language can work side by side with their space-walking crew mates, building and inhabiting this unprecedented structure in space.

** EDUCATORS: Please CLICK HERE for the "Space Station 3D" Educator Guide

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Hubble 3D

Running Time: 45 mins.
This film is available for education and group reservations.

HubbleExperience the gripping story - full of hope, crushing disappointment, dazzling ingenuity, bravery, and triumph – in "Hubble 3D," the seventh awe-inspiring film from the award-winning IMAX Space Team. Through the power of IMAX, Hubble 3D will enable movie-goers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history. The film will offer an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s legacy and highlight its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves.  Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, "Hubble 3D" reunites the Space Station filmmaking team, led by Producer/Director Toni Myers. For more information, visit www.imax.com/hubble.


** EDUCATORS: Please Download the 3-5 Educator Guide or Download the 6-8 Educator Guide


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Deep Sea 3D

Running Time: 45 mins.
Rated: G

Deep Sea"Sea life" in a whole new way. "Deep Sea 3D," an underwater adventure from the filmmakers behind the successful IMAX 3D film "Into the Deep," transports audiences deep below the ocean surface. Through the magic of IMAX and IMAX 3D, moviegoers will swim with some of the planets most unique, dangerous and colorful creatures, and understand this inspiring underworld. The film is narrated by Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet.

 

 

 

 



 


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Space Junk 3D

Running Time: 40 mins.
This film is available for education and group reservations.

Space Junk50 years after launching our dreams into space, we’re left with a troubling legacy: a growing ring of orbiting debris that threatens the safety of earth’s orbits. "Space Junk" is a visually explosive journey of discovery that weighs the solutions aimed at restoring our planet’s orbits.

Experience mind-boggling collisions, both natural and man-made. Soar for the stunning depths of Meteor Crater to an unprecedented view of our increasingly crowded orbits – 22,000 miles above earth. Join us as foremost expert Don Kessler, the “Father of Space Junk,” guides us through the challenges we face in protecting them, forging a new age of space discovery.




 

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The Last Reef 3D: Cities Beneath the Sea

Running Time: 40 mins.
Rated: G

lastreef_web"The Last Reef 3D: Cities Beneath the Sea," is an uplifting giant screen journey exploring the beauty and mysteries of the world's reef ecosystems: a distant yet parallel world, with living cities undeniably connected to our own human communities. Vanishing at five times the rate of rain forests, the world’s coral reefs are under siege. Through vivid 3D visuals, music and narration, the film reveals the teeming life of these underwater cities, and their crucial role in the ocean’s survival—and our own. Fly across iridescent tropical corals, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish, visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see, where the tiniest creatures support the greatest predators. As these ancient, exotic havens face the threat of extinction, "The Last Reef" inspires audiences with a vision of the reef’s incredible—yet fragile—power to rebuild.

Produced by the creators of the international sensation STOMP and directors of the award-winning giant screen films Pulse: a STOMP Odyssey and Wild Ocean.

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Great White Shark 3D

Running Time: 40 mins.
Rated: G

Great White Shark Misrepresented and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is aniconic predator and thisfilmexplores their place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain. Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, the film reveals the strength and beauty of these animals by looking through the eyes of those who have been touched by their shark encounters: Mike Rutzen, South African shark operator, Dr. Chris Lowe who has been tagging juvenile Great Whites off the coast of Los Angeles, and two  record breaking free-divers, Frederic Buyle and William Winram, who tag Great Whites by simply holding their breath and free diving with the sharks.

Great Whites pre-date the dinosaurs in evolutionary history, and have evolved to be both warm blooded and give birth to live pups, much like mammals. "Great White Shark 3D" concludes the oceanic trilogy begun by "Wild Ocean" and "The Last Reef," and brings nature's greatest predator to Giant Screen 3D.

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Coming Soon Film Descriptions

Focus: The IMAX Experience

Running Time: 104 mins.
Rated: R


FocusWill Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame—now an accomplished femme fatale—shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes racecar circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop…and the consummate con man off his game.











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Chappie: The IMAX Experience

Running Time: 120 mins.
Rated: R


ChappieIn the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.  As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.













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Cinderella: The IMAX Experience

Running Time: 105 mins.
Rated: PG


CinderellaThe story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and – armed with a pumpkin and a few mice – changes Cinderella’s life forever.

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Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D

OPENS APRIL 17, 2015
Running Time: 40 mins.


Walking with DinosaursFor the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

Recent discoveries and a breakthrough in technology will introduce new and unique dinosaurs that are more real than ever before and put moviegoers in the middle of a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where an underdog dinosaur triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages.

Our main characters are a herd of large, frilled, plant eating dinosaurs – Pachyrhinosaurus. The film follows their youngsters through the seasons and the challenges of growing up and establishing themselves in this prehistoric world. From the moment they hatch, they face predators, extremes of weather and natural disaster as they fight for survival.
Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet 3D is an immersive 3D experience – the characters are animated throughout against real backgrounds. It’s the most authentic dinosaur experience ever to be seen on the giant screen. The animals’ bodies and movements have been precisely built up from fossil evidence and their behavior is derived from both paleontology and detailed knowledge of the behavior of modern animals. Even their body language has been inspired by what we know of real animal behavior and gives these creatures an amazing realism.

This program sponsored in part by the City of Tallahassee, Leon County and through the Council on Culture & Arts.

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D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D

OPENS June 5, 2015
Running Time: 40 mins.


June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world.

Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, “D-Day: Normandy 1944” brings this monumental event to the world’s largest screens for the first time ever.

Audiences of all ages, including new generations, will discover from a new perspective how this landing changed the world. Exploring history, military strategy, science, technology and human values, the film will educate and appeal to all.

Narrated by Tom Brokaw, “D-Day: Normandy 1944” pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom…

A duty of memory, a duty of gratitude.

This program sponsored in part by the City of Tallahassee, Leon County and through the Council on Culture & Arts.

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