IMAX Kicks Off 2007 Season with the 14th Annual IMAX FilmFest

Branson, MO, March 03, 2007 --( Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex will kick-off the 2007 season of exhilarating Giant-Screen IMAX Adventures with the 14th Annual IMAX FilmFest, March 9 thru April 19, 2007, featuring four all-new films.

With breathtaking, crystal clear images projected onto an enormous 6-story tall screen, accompanied by a 22,000-watt, 44-speaker state-of–the-art digital surround sound system, IMAX FilmFest audiences feel like they’re part of the action as they travel to some of the universe’s most exotic and dynamic locations…without ever leaving their seats.

“FilmFest is really special here at the Complex,” says Becky Blair, Director of Advertising & PR. “All at once, we have four brand new films that touch on all sorts of different subjects – traveling to worldly destinations, exploring Mars, mountain climbing in Africa and rebuilding after Katrina.”

The 2007 IMAX FilmFest line-up includes:

Journey to seven of the most geographically dynamic locations on earth! Trek down the Amazon river, take in all 2.5 miles of Iguazu Falls, meet nomads roaming the high plateaus of Tibet, explore the glaciers of Greenland, head to Namib, Okavango, and Madagascar!

Follow five trekkers and a local Chagga guide to the top of Kilimanjaro, the largest freestanding mountain in the world! Travel through five climate zones ranging from rainforest to arctic glaciers, all the while learning about the formation of the African continent and the Great Rift Valley.

The mysterious Red Planet, Mars, has inspired countless science fiction dreams and nightmares. Now, for the first time, experience the reality of the Mars’ surface as seen through the eyes of two intrepid, death-defying explorers - Spirit and Opportunity, the Mars Rovers.

A powerful journey deep into the soul-stirring heart of Louisiana – before, during and after the unprecedented devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Witness a compelling call to restore Louisiana’s wetlands, rebuild New Orleans, and honor the place where America’s most vibrant home-grown culture was born. Narrated by Meryl Streep.

“And even with the different themes of each film, because it’s IMAX, they all give you that immersive and thrilling IMAX experience. Plus, they really appeal to all ages,” adds Blair.

IMAX utilizes the world’s largest film format – ten times larger than conventional 35mm film. The design of the Ozarks Discovery Theater, inside the IMAX Entertainment Complex, ensures every attendee has an unobstructed view and places the audience right in the on-screen action. IMAX theaters also feature a specially designed screen that has a slight curvature, which extends beyond the audiences peripheral field of view.

Last year, worldwide more than 75 million people visited an IMAX theater, and more than 800 million have passes through the doors of an IMAX theater since the first one opened 35 years ago.

The 2007 IMAX FilmFest begins on March 9 and continues through April 19, with a different film showing every hour, on the hour from 9 am to 8 pm. For showtimes or more information, call 417-335-4832 or log on to

Branson’s IMAX Entertainment Complex is truly “Everything Under One Roof!” Home to larger-than-life Giant-Screen IMAX Adventures, today’s hottest Hollywood movies, McFarlain’s Restaurant, the IMAX Food Court (featuring Quiznos Subs, Breadeaux Pizza and Baskin Robbins Ice Cream), the Little Opry Theatre (featuring seven different live shows) and over 15 different indoor specialty shops.

Branson's IMAX Entertainment Complex
Becky Blair
417-335-3533 Ext. 117