Regional
11:41 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Alamogordo's IMAX Theater Resumes Regular Schedule

(Alamogordo, New Mexico) -  The Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater has resumed its regular schedule as of Thursday, October 17, 2013. The theater schedule had been temporarily changed due to a malfunction with the HUBBLE film, which has now been rectified.

Featured large format films are Tornado Alley and HUBBLE. Tornado Alley shows at 11, 2 and 4, and HUBBLE shows at 10, 12, and 3. Planetarium shows are offered at 1 p.m. The theater operates seven days per week.

Widely considered the most eagerly awaited IMAX release of the decade, Tornado Alley follows daring large-format filmmaker Sean Casey (star of the Discovery Channel's wildly popular Storm Chasers series) and the researchers of the VORTEX2 initiative on a thrilling quest to witness the birth of a tornado from its very heart. Armed with an IMAX® camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, Casey and the VORTEX2 scientists take audiences on a heart-pounding mission to experience a tornado's destructive power while gathering the most comprehensive extreme weather data ever collected.

Hubble enables moviegoers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt some of the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history. The film offers an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s legacy and highlights its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves.

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 our website at www.nmspacemuseum.org.