Alamogordo Power Outage Damages IMAX Film

Oct 8, 2013

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) -  The Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater has temporarily suspended showings of the IMAX film Hubble due to damage to the film caused by a city wide power outage. 

“Tuesday morning’s basin-wide power glitch hit while we were showing Hubble and ultimately damaged at least five seconds’ worth of film,” said theater manager Dave Dooling. “It will take a few days to get a replacement section and splice it into the film. In the meantime, we continue to show Tornado Alley, an exceptional look at how researchers are trying to understand tornadoes and increase warning times. We will also have extra showings of Nine Planets and Counting, a multimedia show about the solar system, and our regular planetarium shows.”

During the temporary schedule, the multimedia show Nine Planets and Counting will play at 10:00 a.m. and noon; Tornado Alley will show at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.; and the Planetarium Star Show will play at 1:00 p.m.

For current information, please call the number below or visit the museum website.

The New Mexico Museum of Space History is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 575-437-2840 or toll free 1-877-333-6589 or visit the website at