Final days to experience OMNIMAX® film Jerusalem at Cincinnati Museum Center

. January 21, 2015

CINCINNATI – There are only a few days left to experience Jerusalem, the breathtaking OMNIMAX® film that takes you inside the sacred city like never before. Jerusalem leaves the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater February 12.

OMNIMAX JerusalemSacred to half the people on earth, fought over more than any other place in history, conquered and destroyed, rebuilt and reinvented repeatedly over 5,000 years, the city of Jerusalem is cherished by billions. This crowd-pleasing film gives audience a rare glimpse into the ancient, storied city through exclusive images. Stunning aerial footage takes you high above the Old City and throughout the Holy Land and inside iconic holy sites across the city. Step inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock and the mountain fortress of Masada. Walk along the edges of the Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee and the Western Wall as Jerusalem gives you exclusive access like never before.

“Viewers constantly tell us that they have been to Jerusalem, in some cases many times, but they have never experienced the city like this or been able to visit all the places featured in the film,” says Dave Duszynski, vice president at Cincinnati Museum Center . “Audiences also love how history, science and religion are masterfully woven together.”

The home of three major religions, Jerusalem stirs the hearts, spirits and imaginations of billions.

“This film offers a captivating perspective on Jerusalem – a sacred place for Jews, Christians and Muslims,” says Sarah Weiss, director of the Jewish Community Relations Council. “The beauty of the film is complemented by the enlightening personal stories of three young women of different faiths, sharing a strong connection to the same place, offering us hope amidst complexity.”

For those of the Jewish faith, Jerusalem represents their homeland. Every synagogue in the world faces Jerusalem and three times a days, Jews pray towards the temples that once stood above the Western Wall. For Christians, Jerusalem is the place where Jesus was arrested and sentenced to death, following the “Way of Sorrows” on his way to crucifixion. To Muslims, it is the city of prophets, where Mohammed ascended to Heaven on a ladder of light, which they associate with the Dome of the Rock, after a miraculous journey from Mecca to Jerusalem.

“Jerusalem is a beautifully done piece that not only shares one of the world’s most beloved cities for the Abrahamic faiths but opens the door for regional community leaders, neighbors, educators and students to build understanding between Judaism, Christianity and Islam,” says Shakila Ahmad, president and board chair of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati.

Audiences also follow Dr. Jodi Magness, renowned archaeologist and religious studies professor, as she walks through ancient tunnels below the city. The tunnels carried water into the biblical-era city from outside the walls in the event the city was under siege by an invading army. She also tours excavations around the Western Wall, marveling at one of the greatest feats of engineering in the ancient world.

Jerusalem is a city of many religions and an important crossroads of civilization. Through breathtaking aerial footage, eye-opening personal stories and remarkable historical perspective, Jerusalem takes you inside the heart of the ancient city in ways never seen before.

“This film is ideal for anyone who aspires to or has experienced the magnificence of Jerusalem,” adds Weiss. “Thank you to Cincinnati Museum Center for bringing this documentary to our community.”

Jerusalem closes Thursday, February 12 at the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater at Cincinnati Museum Center. For tickets and showtimes visit www.cincymuseum.org/omnimax/jerusalem.

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