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Deep Sea

At 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. daily Jan. 19 through March 23.

2017 inductee into the Giant Screen Cinema Association's Hall of Fame

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Plunge into the oceans to encounter some of the planet’s most unique, dangerous and colorful creatures in this beautiful film, narrated by actors Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet and filmed by acclaimed underwater cinematographer Howard Hall.

“Deep Sea” leaps into oceans around the world to spotlight exotic creatures, including wolf eels, manta rays, ocean sunfish, a huge species of squid that vibrates colors, several odd relatives of sea stars and a camouflaged frogfish “with a fishing pole on his forehead.”

Audiences go face-to-face with these underwater inhabitants – well, face-to-face at least with the animals that have faces – to witness their peculiar and amazing adaptations and behaviors. 

These rare scenes alone – with the size, color and clarity that only come with an IMAX movie – would make “Deep Sea” memorable.  But the film also explains the important roles that the featured animals play in their underwater communities. As the film soberly shows, the balance is tilting – often because overfishing removes “one species after another” from the delicate ecosystems. As Depp notes, “They are creatures of our own world, and their destiny is linked to ours.”

The International Wildlife and Environmental Film Festival gave “Deep Sea” its prestigious Panda Award for Best Large Format Film. (The Pandas are considered to be the wildlife and environmental equivalent of the Oscars®.)

The New York Post called “Deep Sea” “one of the more solidly entertaining deep-sea documentaries filmed in IMAX.” And The Detroit Free Press said, “If the typical IMAX offering has a handful of unforgettable shots, this one delivers about 50.”