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Feel the heat: 'Volcanoes' the first film shown in upgraded OMNIMAX Theater

Located inside the Cincinnati Museum Center
Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation
Posted at 8:47 AM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-28 10:42:25-05

CINCINNATI — Surround yourself with volcanoes in the newly restored Cincinnati Museum Center. The Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX Theater -- a five-story domed theater with new digital laser technology -- is the latest spectacle to open to the public since the November reopening at Union Terminal.

The first film being shown in the upgraded theater is “Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation,” which follows thrill-seeker and photographer Carsten Peter as he explores active volcanoes, geysers and mineral deposit fields across the world. The film takes viewers to the archaeological ghost town of Pompeii, to the much more recent devastation from the 2018 Kilauea outburst in Hawaii.

Watch a full preview of “Volcanoes” below:

The laser technology replaces a 28-year-old film projection system formally used inside the theater. Cincinnatians will also notice new seats and a new screen. Cincinnati Museum Center reopened to the public in November after a $228 million restoration. Exhibits and other programs are reopening in phases over the next several years.

The first showing of “Volcanoes” is at 11 a.m. Friday. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for children and $8 for seniors. There are discounts for Cincinnati Museum Center members. OMNIMAX Club Cards are available as well. Click here for more ticket and membership information.