Interstellar Coming To The IMAX Screen Dec. 26

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - by Thom Benson

Interstellar, the science-fiction thriller starring Matthew McConaughey as the first astronaut to travel through a wormhole, is coming to the region’s largest indoor movie screen at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater Dec. 26 through Jan. 31.

The film begins in Earth’s future, when global crop failures and drought are rendering the planet uninhabitable. When a wormhole, which theoretically can connect widely-separated regions of space, is discovered, explorers and scientists unite to embark on a voyage through it in search for another planet that could become mankind’s new home.

Continuing the legacy begun by IMAX trailblazer Christopher Nolan and his use of IMAX cameras in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, more than one hour of Interstellar was shot using IMAX cameras. At the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater, these sequences will expand to fill the massive 66’ by 89’ screen and will deliver unprecedented crispness and clarity, providing audiences with a truly cinematic and immersive experience. 

According to McConaughey, this film is best experienced on giant screens. “You’re not going to get the beauty of film, you’re not going to get that scope and epic size that Christopher Nolan puts on screen like nobody else, unless you go see it in IMAX,” said McConaughey.

“When I saw this film it was at an IMAX theater and I literally could not breathe,” said Jessica Chastain, who stars as “Murph” in Interstellar. “It felt like I was in space. I’ve never been so engulfed in a story.”

Interstellar is rated PG-13 and has a running time of two hours and 49 minutes. 

The adult ticket price is $12.95. In addition to normal concessions, beer and wine will be available for purchase during evening special event screenings.

Go to www.tnaqua.org/imax for showtimes and to purchase tickets online.


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