Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater Returns To 3D Screenings

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Friday the largest screen in Chattanooga will once more be showing giant-screen films in 3D. 
 
The Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater closed alongside the Aquarium on March 14. The theater reopened on July 17 — the first in Chattanooga to do so — but to reassure guests concerned about wearing 3D glasses, films exclusively have been shown in 2D. 
 
Since then, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added the hospital-grade cleaner used to disinfect the glasses after each screening to its list of effective methods to eliminate Covid-19. The treatment also bathes and scours the glasses in water heated to 125 degrees.  
 
In response to the EPA’s announcement, the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater will begin screening films in 3D once again this Friday. "With this move, the theater will shine once more as the premiere venue for viewing immersive giant-screen films, not just in Chattanooga but throughout the Southeast," officials said.
 
In 2016, the theater upgraded to IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art technological suite included a pair of 4K laser projectors and a 12-channel audio system. During the six-week installation, the upgraded system was custom tuned by a team of IMAX technicians to ensure the highest quality cinematic experience on the theater’s 89-by-66-foot screen.
 
The Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater is currently showing a trio of 45-minute 3D films: 
 
“Turtle Odyssey 3D” follows the 1,000-mile trek of Bunji, a puckish Green Sea Turtle hatchling, as she explores the life-rich waters of the South Pacific.

“Superpower Dogs 3D” showcases the diverse skill sets of some truly incredible pups and their human partners as they conduct ski and water rescues, provide therapeutic support, protect endangered species and more.

“Great Barrier Reef 3D” explores the incredible diversity of life in the world’s largest reef system through the eyes of a conservationist and underwater filmmaker who also calls it home.
 
In accordance with local health mandates, all guests ages 12 and older are required to wear face coverings during their visit. The theater will also continue to voluntarily limit attendance to each screening to ensure proper physical distancing between guests and family groups. 
 
IMAX tickets are $8 for all ages. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, 201 Chestnut St. or online in advance at tnaqua.org/imax. To learn more about the Aquarium’s health and safety guidelines, visit tnaqua.org/welcomeback.


100-Year-Old Sisters Welcome You To Their Home In Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s "Having Our Say" Oct. 2-18

The New Mountain Opry Opens Saturday

Southern Exposure Outdoor Theatre Event Opens Oct. 2


Warm, feisty, witty and wise, the Delany sisters—103-year-old Sadie and 101-year old Bessie—walk us through the last century through the lens of the African-American experience as the Chattanooga ... (click for more)

The New Mountain Opry will open this Saturday at 6 p.m. at its new location at the (MACC) Mountain Arts Community Center. The center is at 809 Kentucky Ave. on Signal Mountain. The Opry will ... (click for more)

McCoy Farm & Gardens is hosting a "delightful and moving" retrospective of growing up in Chattanooga in the 50's and 60's on Oct. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. The live performance of monologues ... (click for more)



Entertainment

100-Year-Old Sisters Welcome You To Their Home In Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s "Having Our Say" Oct. 2-18

Warm, feisty, witty and wise, the Delany sisters—103-year-old Sadie and 101-year old Bessie—walk us through the last century through the lens of the African-American experience as the Chattanooga Theatre Centre returns to the stage with Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, opening Friday, Oct. 2 and running through Sunday, Oct. 18. Officials said, "Having Our ... (click for more)

The New Mountain Opry Opens Saturday

The New Mountain Opry will open this Saturday at 6 p.m. at its new location at the (MACC) Mountain Arts Community Center. The center is at 809 Kentucky Ave. on Signal Mountain. The Opry will meet every fourth Saturday at this location. Two bluegrass bands will perform and then there will be an open session for those who want to perform on stage. There will be picking rooms ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Hamilton County Has No New COVID Deaths, 49 More Cases

Hamilton County coronavirus deaths remain at 95 and 49 new cases were reported on Sunday. The new total is 9,658. Tennessee had three more coronavirus deaths bringing the total to 2,377, state Health Department officials said. There were 2,104 new cases in the state for a total of 192,995. The state currently has 728 people hospitalized from the virus, 12 fewer than ... (click for more)

2 Shot On Rawlings Street Late Saturday Night

A teenaged boy, 16, and a man, 24, were shot late Saturday night on Rawlings Street. At approximately 11:05 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to the area of 2000 Rawlings Street on reports of shots fired. While officers were in the area checking for possible victims, dispatch notified them that two victims had just arrived at the hospital. Officers then responded ... (click for more)

Opinion

Increase The Pay Rate For Substitutes

Today Hamilton County Schools had 138 requests for substitutes. The answer to filing those classrooms is simple, increase the daily pay for substitutes. The pay rate is terrible for both certified and noncertified individuals. Knox County wised up and increased the pay. If a substitute works 10 to 14 days a month, he or she would receive an additional $300. If the person worked ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: How We Should All Be

Over the weekend we had continued rioting and destruction in Louisville, Seattle, Portland, Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C., Raleigh, Kansas City and Baltimore. A female driver zoomed into a crowd of protesters in Orange County, Calif., critically injuring two, in what police believe – seriously -- is attempted murder. A male in a pickup truck clobbered some others in Buffalo, ... (click for more)