Volcanoes 3D: The Fires of Creation

Opens at the California Science Center January 21, 2019


LOS ANGELES, December 18, 2018 –VOLCANOES 3D: THE FIRES OF CREATION, blasts into the California Science Center IMAX theater on January 21, 2019. Guests are invited to join intrepid explorer Carsten Peter as he dodges boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descends to a boiling lava lake in Vanuatu, and visits incredible acid ponds, geysers and mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia. Peter also explored the archeological ghost town of Pompeii, hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the ocean and witnessed the devastating effects of the 2018 Kilauea eruption in Hawaii.

VOLCANOES 3D offers the closest possible approximation to experiencing an eruption, or descending into a volcano, while remaining safe,” notes California Science Center President Jeff Rudolph. “We are thrilled to show our audiences the incredible power of volcanoes, as they learn about the ways volcanic activity has shaped and affected our world.”

Earth is a planet born of fire. For billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know. From the continents to the air we breathe and even life itself, all have their origins in fire. With over 500 active volcanoes, Earth is bursting at the seams with these forces of mass construction. The story of volcanoes is the story of the planet’s creation, and the story of us.

Wendy MacKeigan, CEO of SK Films, says “We are excited to present this electrifying and educational story of VOLCANOES 3D. Audiences will see volcanoes up close and personal, like never before on the Giant Screen. The film will take them to places they would normally not be able to go.”

The director and producer of VOLCANOES 3D, Michael Dalton-Smith, shares, “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.” He adds, “Most importantly, I hope that the audience will come away with a better understanding of the forces that shaped the world we know today.”

Audiences will be captivated as they discover molten worlds and exploding craters in this adrenaline-filled, immersive experience. VOLCANOES 3D is an SK Films release of a Digital Crossing Films production, in association with the Giant Screen Dome Theater Consortium. The film will be shown in IMAX® and Giant Screen Theaters.

Watch the trailer at VOLCANOESFILM.COM

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.


The California Science Center The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe- inspiring films.

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