National Museum of Natural History to show The Ultimate Wave Tahiti

. March 13, 2013 . 0 Comments

Smithsonian Theaters will launch the giant-screen film, The Ultimate Wave Tahiti, Friday, March 15, at the Johnson IMAX Theater in the National Museum of Natural History.

Ultimate Wave TahitiIconic surfer Kelly Slater emerges in his first ever 3-D IMAX film appearance in veteran director Stephen Low’s production, The Ultimate Wave Tahiti. The visually captivating film seeks to explain the confluence of natural forces that control wave creation in the oceans. Slater and Tahitian waterman Raimana Van Bastolaer take on Tahiti’s most extreme surf break, known as Teahupo’o, in this epic visual experience that brings science and the quest for the perfect wave to life.

Executive produced by K2 Communications, The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3-D, is the first giant-screen film to use extreme surfing to explain the complex science of waves.

Individual tickets for The Ultimate Wave Tahiti are on sale now and may be purchased up to two weeks in advance. Groups of 10 or more may reserve tickets now for any date during the film’s expected run. The public may visit any Smithsonian Theaters box office, call toll-free (866) 868-7774 or visit www.si.edu/IMAX for information or to purchase tickets.

The Johnson IMAX Theater is located on the first floor of the National Museum of Natural History at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W. The theater’s 84-by-61-foot screen is the largest in Washington, D.C.

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