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Kentucky Science Center Announces Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D
The BBC Earth Documentary Is Now Playing On the Four-Story Screen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – LOUISVILLE AND SURROUNDING AREAS – Visitors to Kentucky Science Center in Louisville, Kentucky are marveling at Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D, now playing on the giant screen theater. From long-time collaborators BBC Earth and OceanX Media and narrated by Kate Winslet (Titanic, The Reader, Revolutionary Road, Steve Jobs), Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D takes audiences on a global odyssey into the largest and least-explored habitat on Earth. Featuring OceanX’s research vessel, the Alucia, the film is directed by Mark Brownlow (Planet Earth: Blue Planet II, Tiny Giants) and Rachel Butler (Great Barrier Reef) and is distributed worldwide to museum cinemas by BBC Earth and Chicago-based Giant Screen Films & D3D Cinema. Microsoft, a sponsor of the film, is providing educational resources tailored around the messages and themes portrayed in Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D.
New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, Oceans: Our Blue Planet uncovers spectacular stories of life and survival beneath the waves.
Dolphins leap for joy through the surf as we begin our journey into the blue. Our first stop is the coral reefs, where we meet fascinating characters like the ingenious tuskfish that uses a tool to open its food. Diving deeper, we encounter unfamiliar creatures of the abyss and volcanoes of methane erupting from the ocean floor. As we journey through our oceans, we share these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves.
“It has been an incredible experience to collaborate with BBC Earth on this film, which will give audience members across the world unparalleled access into the world’s oceans and their fascinating inhabitants,” said Mark Dalio, Founder and Creative Director of OceanX Media. “We are thrilled to continue to showcase the complexity and majesty of our oceans, and to inspire the next generation of ocean pioneers, researchers and explorers.”
Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D is now playing on Kentucky Science Center’s four-story screen. Tickets are priced at $6 for Science Center members and $8 for general public. They can be purchased online at kysciencecenter.org/, by phone at 502-560-7128, or in-person at the ticket desk. For more information or to schedule interviews, contact Dave Bell by phone at 502-709-3556 or by email at Dave.Bell@LouisvilleKY.gov.
WHAT: Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D
WHERE: Kentucky Science Center, 727 W Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
WHEN: Visit KYScienceCenter.org/movies for show times
WHO: All ages
About Kentucky Science Center (KYScienceCenter.org)
Kentucky Science Center is a nonprofit educational institution that encourages people of all ages to do science in engaging, educational and entertaining ways to inspire a lifetime of learning. Designated the “State Science Center of Kentucky” by the 2002 Kentucky General Assembly, Kentucky Science Center features interactive exhibits and engaging programs for children, families and adults. Kentucky Science Center is committed to growing a scientifically literate community that investigates, questions, and challenges.
About BBC Earth:
BBC Earth is a global portfolio brand that invites audiences everywhere to engage with the wonders of our universe. We bring amazing premium content, television and experiences to the world, across multiple platforms including branded channels, live events, digital & social media, AR/VR, theatrical releases for cinema & giant screen films, and consumer products. We believe that celebrating and connecting with our world is more important than ever, across nature, science, space and the human race. Along with our partners we are continually innovating to find new stories and experiences to bring insight, enlightenment and fresh perspectives to inspire us to think and feel differently about our world. From the epic to the everyday, BBC Earth brings you face to face with heart-pounding action, mind-blowing ideas and the sheer wonder of being part of this amazing planet we call home. BBC Earth is a commercial and global consumer brand managed by BBC Worldwide outside of the UK.
About OceanX Media:
OceanX Media is a nonprofit media company whose aim is to create groundbreaking media rooted in cutting-edge science that inspires global awareness about the beauty, complexity and fragility of the ocean and its inhabitants. Founded by Creative Director Mark Dalio, OceanX Media partners with leading broadcasters, research institutions, conservation organizations and other production companies to chronicle open expeditions aboard the Alucia research vessel. As an innovative media platform leveraging scientific research and ocean exploration, OceanX Media creates content spanning short-form, broadcast, IMAX and 360-degree virtual reality to galvanize the global audience toward greater stewardship of the world’s oceans. OceanX Media is the media arm of OceanX, an initiative of the Dalio Foundation. For more information, visit www.OceanX.org.
About Giant Screen Films:
For over twenty years, GSF has established itself as a pioneer in the large-format industry, producing and distributing films that push the boundaries of the medium. Through the magic of immersive sight and sound technologies, GSF’s productions challenge the imaginations of children and adults, offering an inspiring perspective on the world and an unforgettable theater experience. Meaningful educational collaboration and partnerships extend each film’s impact far beyond the theater. The company is recognized as one of the world’s leading and most active large-format producers and is based in Evanston, Illinois. For additional information, visit www.gsfilms.com.