IMAX® Entertainment's space epic A Beautiful Planet opens April 29 at Ontario Science Centre

TORONTO, April 26, 2016 /CNW/ - See Earth like never before! From IMAX® Entertainment, A Beautiful Planet, the latest space documentary from director Toni Myers and made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will open at the Ontario Science Centre on April 29, 2016. The film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet – and the effects humanity has had on it over time – captured by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and is narrated by Academy Award®-winner Jennifer Lawrence.

"A Beautiful Planet features breathtaking vistas of Earth from Space that powerfully convey the beauty and vulnerability of our home planet," said Dr. Maurice Bitran, CEO and Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre. "The perspective provided by this film should compel us all to protect and care for the only place in the Universe where we are certain life exists."

The IMAX® release of A Beautiful Planet will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

A Beautiful Planet reunites much of the filmmaking team from Hubble 3D and Space Station 3D, led by producer and director Toni Myers, a Toronto native, who also wrote and edited the film.  Director of photography James Neihouse, ASC, served as the astronaut training manager. Graeme Ferguson, IMAX co-founder and pioneer producer of many IMAX space films, is the executive producer, and Judy Carroll is the film's co-producer.  Marsha Ivins also served as space operations consultant on the film. The music is composed by Micky Erbe and Maribeth Solomon, also Toronto natives. Sound design is by Peter Thillaye.

Learn more about A Beautiful Planet by visiting its official site at www.imax.com/ABP.

For information on tickets and show times, please visit www.OntarioScienceCentre.ca.

The Ontario Science Centre has welcomed more than 50 million visitors since it opened in 1969, implementing an interactive approach now adopted by science centres around the world. Today, the Science Centre is an international leader in free-choice science learning and a key contributor to Ontario's education and innovation ecosystem, offering lifelong learning through hands-on, engaging experiences. The Ontario Science Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. As a publicly assisted organization, the Science Centre relies on generous individuals, corporations and foundations who share a commitment to science and education for additional operating support. For more information about the Ontario Science Centre, please visit www.OntarioScienceCentre.ca.

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience® and The IMAX Experience® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation.  More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com.  You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imax) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).

For images and video, please visit: www.OntarioScienceCentre.ca/Media/ImagesVideo

SOURCE Ontario Science Centre

Image with caption: "Nighttime view of Spain and the Mediterranean as seen in the new IMAX® film, A Beautiful Planet. A Beautiful Planet is a stunning glimpse of Earth from space, bringing a heightened awareness of our planet—and the effects of humanity over time—as never seen before. The film opens at the Ontario Science Centre on April 29, 2016. © 2016 IMAX Corporation. Photo courtesy of NASA. (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160426_C5330_PHOTO_EN_669664.jpg

For further information: Media contacts: Anna Relyea, Director, Strategic Communications, 416-696-3273 | c: 416-668-1967, Anna.Relyea@osc.on.ca; Jefferson Darrell, Media Relations Officer, 416-696-3154, Jefferson.Darrell@osc.on.ca; Andrea Mus, Media Relations Officer, 416-696-3191 | c: 416-895-5482, Andrea.Mus@osc.on.ca

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