The biggest, brightest images ever shot of the sunken Titanic – shown life-size on the giant IMAX screen – when “Titanica” returns for three special showings on Sat., July 28 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
The compelling documentary will play at 11 a.m. and 1 & 4 p.m. on the 28th – in Connecticut’s largest IMAX movie theater, with a screen that’s six stories high – as part of the Norwalk Public Library’s “Titanic Summer” celebration.
This past April 15 marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, which occurred after a collision with an iceberg mere days into her maiden voyage. Of the 2,224 people aboard, only 710 survived.
Titanic disappeared beneath the waves until its wreckage was located in 1985, in two pieces 2.5 dangerous miles down in the North Atlantic. “Titanica” lets audiences join a 1991 scientific expedition whose members dive in cramped deep-sea vehicles to search for and explore the wreck. And they hear the poignant recollections of Eva Hart, who survived the sinking at age 7.
“Titanica’ remains one of the most popular IMAX movies ever shown at The Maritime Aquarium,” said Chris Loynd, the attraction’s marketing director. “It made its New England premiere at the Aquarium in November 1983 and drew sustained crowds for more than four years. The Norwalk library’s Titanic event offered us a great opportunity to bring ‘Titanica’ back for these exclusive shows. Many people will thrill to seeing this amazing IMAX movie for the first time in Titanic’s anniversary year.”
Tickets for this 45-minute version of “Titanica” on July 28 are $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors 65+ and $7 for children 2-12. Tickets for the film plus Aquarium admission are $20.95 for adults, $19.70 for seniors and $15.50 for children 2-12.
Other “Titanic Summer” events planned by the library include:
• daily in July from 1:30-3:30 p.m. – Titanic events in Stepping Stones Museum for Children’s Studio Lab.
• Thurs., July 26 at noon – a discussion of Walter Lord’s famous 1955 book, “A Night to Remember” in the main public library.
• Thurs., July 26 at 6:30 p.m. – Showing of a restored print of the 1958 film, “A Night to Remember” in the main public library.
• Sat., July 28 at noon – Songs and tales of ships and whales by troubadour Tom Callanan in the main public library.
• Sat., July 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. – “Boats Afloat,” a show-and-tell of real boats moored at docks along South Water Street.
• Sat., July 28 at 4:30 p.m. – summertime songs by the Jim Clark Trio at the main library.
For more details about “Titanic Summer” events, go to discovernorwalk.com.
For information about Maritime Aquarium IMAX movies, exhibits and programs, go to www.maritimeaquarium.org or call (203) 852-0700.