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Fernbank IMAX Film Festival schedule, ticket deal announced

The IMAX Film Festival at Fernbank Museum of Natural History starts this month, and the lineup announced to today goes from below sea level to the reach of the trapeze.

The museum asked viewers to pick their top six films in a field of 13. Each winner will show for two weeks in the next few months.

The films are listed below, but first: the museum also announced a Festival Flex Pass, which includes six tickets that can be used in any combination during the festival. (The can be used at Martinis & IMAX shows, too.) The passes cost $60 for non-members and $45 for members and must be used by Oct. 1. Regular ticket prices are $13 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $11 for children and $8 for members.

Here’s the movie lineup — I added the links, but the descriptions came from Fernbank:

Aug. 17-Aug. 30
“Hurricane on Bayou”: Dive with baby alligators, dance to Cajun rock’n blues music and experience the force of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
“Greece: Secrets of the Past”: Take a journey to the birthplace of democracy and go on a quest to uncover the buried secrets of one of the world’s most enlightened societies.

Aug. 31-Sept.13
“Everest”: Experience the long, difficult journey to the top of the Earth’s tallest mountain and witness the dramatic events that unfold in the thin air in the mountain’s danger zone.
“Cirque du Soleil’s Journey of Man”: Follow a mystical journey through the stages of man, from birth to maturity, in a visual and musical celebration of life, featuring the unique performers of Cirque du Soleil.

Sept. 14-Oct. 1
“The Greatest Places”: Take an educational and entertaining journey to seven of the most geographically dynamic locations on Earth.
“The Living Sea”: Witness the beauty, diversity of the ocean—from golden jellyfish and humpback whales to the strange creatures that live 3,000 feet beneath sea level.

Want to go? Fernbank’s IMAX Film Festival runs Aug. 17-Oct. 1 at Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s IMAX theater, 767 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta. 404-929-6400,

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Jamie Gumbrecht

August 18th, 2009
9:10 am

Bank of America’s Museums on Us program allows customers in free on Sept. 5-6, Oct. 3-4, Nov. 7-8, Dec. 5-6, Jan. 2-3 and more 2010 dates they haven’t yet posted. You can find more info here:

That program gets you into the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, but not the IMAX movie. You can also get in to the High Museum of Art, Zoo Atlanta, Millennium Gate, the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Atlanta History Center.

donna matheson

August 18th, 2009
7:22 am

Please tell me which weekend Bank of America customers get in free. Thank you