CLEVELAND (May 5, 2017) – The popular Take Two! Double Features at the DOME classic film series continues this summer in the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater at Great Lakes Science Center.
May will be out of this world with back-to-back visitors from other galaxies in a Steven Spielberg double feature! Catch family-friendly classic “E.T.,” celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, followed by “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” for its 40th anniversary at 8 p.m.
Pixar Animation is in the spotlight on Saturday, June 17 with the adventures of everyone’s favorite animated fish, Nemo and Dory! “Finding Nemo” screens at 6 p.m. followed at 8 p.m. by the recent sequel, “Finding Dory.”
Two different eras of animation are back-to-back in July’s double feature, featuring the 50th anniversary of “Disney’s The Jungle Book” from 1967 at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 22 and “Jurassic Park” at 8 p.m.
In May’s Take Two!, the visitors came to Earth. For August’s double feature, it’s humans who are leaving the Earth! Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are stranded in orbit in “Gravity” at 6 p.m. Saturday, August 19, followed by Matt Damon’s death-defying survival story of life alone on Mars in “The Martian” at 8 p.m.
All eight films will be shown in industry standard picture ratio using a state-of-the art projection system and 11,600 watt digital sound system. Beer, wine and other concessions will be available. Tickets for all eight features are on sale now and are available online at GreatScience.com or by phone at 216-621-2400.
Tickets are $10 for a single movie, or $9 per movie for two or more movies purchased together. Discounted parking is also available for $7 per night (when purchased in advance).
The one-Saturday-a-month Take Two! series was launched in January as part of the celebration for the grand re-opening of the DOME Theater following a $1.8 million renovation and digitization project.
The digital conversion and interior remodeling of the former OMNIMAX Theater was completed in 2016, and as part of the projection system upgrades, the theater can now show movies from any digital source, as opposed to films available only in 15/70 mm film prints.
(Editor’s note: The Science Center is now on its summer operating schedule, Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.)
About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center, home of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, makes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive for more than 300,000 visitors a year through hundreds of hands-on exhibits, temporary exhibitions, the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, Steamship William G. Mather, daily science demonstrations, seasonal camps, and more. The Science Center is funded in part by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Visit GreatScience.com for more information.