World Premiere of Tornado Alley
Giant Screen Films very proudly announces the world premiere of the wildly anticipated large-format film Tornado Alley, on the evening of March 10th, at the Museum of Science and Industry, in Chicago. A visual powerhouse of never-before-captured tornado footage, the movie tracks the thrilling quests of Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and members of the groundbreaking VORTEX2 tornado-research mission, all of who will be on hand at the premiere. The evening will also kick off a weekend of public programming that will allow attendees to get up close and personal with the people, the science, and the innovative storm-chasing vehicles featured in the film. After an exclusive, weeklong engagement in Chicago, Tornado Alley will open nationally on March 18th.
“Those of us who have dome theaters are always looking for spectacular content that’s exciting, educational, and furthers our vision,” said Andrea Ingram, the Museum of Science and Industry’s vice-president of education and guest services. “It’s been a long time since we’ve had a film that fulfills all of these as well as Tornado Alley. We couldn’t be more excited about hosting the world premiere.” The museum, which is the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere, is home to Science Storms, a permanent exhibit whose many highlights include a 40-foot tornado and a giant Tesla coil that produces lightning. “We’re delighted that we’ll be able to take the excitement from our film-viewing audience and provide them with pathways to explore their curiosity even further,” Ingram added.
Tornado Alley is widely considered the most eagerly awaited IMAX release of the decade. Veteran large-format filmmaker Sean Casey spent eight years gathering footage, and, in the process, amassed an enormous following of Discovery Channel Storm Chasers fans. The Giant Dome Theater Consortium anticipates that more than a million viewers will turn out over the course of Tornado Alley’s run.