VOLCANOES: THE FIRES OF CREATION

Bold, Beautiful and Deadly
10/10/2018

PORTLAND, Ore. – Join intrepid explorer Carsten Peter as he travels the globe to study one of nature’s most breathtaking spectacles in the new giant screen film Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation. Opening Saturday, Oct. 13 at OMSI’s Empirical Theater, Volcanoes takes viewers on an incredible journey across the planet to witness the beauty of volcanic forces from a boiling lava lake in Vanuatu to acid ponds, geysers and mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia.  

 

“We are thrilled to present this electrifying and educational story of Volcanoes,” said Wendy MacKeigan, CEO of SK Films. “Audiences will see volcanoes up close and personal, like never before on the Giant Screen and take them to places they would normally not be able to go.”

 

On a journey that spans the globe, audiences will explore the archeological ghost town of Pompeii, see hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the ocean and witness the devastating effects of the 2018 Kilauea eruption in Hawaii. 

 

“We often think of volcanoes as being destructive, but they also build and play a beneficial role on the planet. There are dozens of volcanoes erupting each day from the bottom of the ocean to mountain peaks. To witness one in action is both beautiful and awe-inspiring,” said Michael Dalton-Smith, director and producer of Volcanoes. “Most importantly, I hope that the audience will come away with a better understanding of the forces that shaped the world we know today.”

 

Tickets to the film are $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for youth (ages 3-13), and $7 for seniors (ages 63+). Guests can purchase tickets online, via phone at 503.797.4000 or in person at the museum. For more information, visit www.omsi.edu.

 

SK Films

SK Films is an award-winning content provider and a global leader in the IMAX®/Giant Screen industry. SK works across various genres and platforms, including theatrical, television and digital media, with a special emphasis on creating high impact natural history and science related content. SK has a reputation as one of the most accomplished and respected producers and distributors supplying 3D, 2D and Dome product to IMAX and other Giant Screen theatres worldwide, with a mission to entertain and inspire audiences and immerse them in the awe and wonder of the world we live in. For more information, please visit www.SKFilms.ca

 

Digital Crossing Films

Digital Crossing Films is a natural history documentary film company that specializes in IMAX®/Giant Screen productions as well as 8k TV productions. For the past fifteen years Digital Crossing Productions has been creating exciting natural history programs for international markets, which air on Smithsonian Channel, National Geographic and Discovery Channel. Two of these natural history programs – Volcanic Odyssseys and Kenya Wildlife Diaries received multiple nominations for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards. http://digitalcrossing.ca/

 

About OMSI

Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation’s leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI operates the largest museum-based outdoor science education program in the country and provides traveling and community outreach programs that bring science learning opportunities to schools and community organizations in nearly every county in Oregon. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu. Connect with the museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.