San Diego’s IMAX theater premiere’s dolphin show

Brittany Johnson

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Imagine spending 45 minutes swimming alongside dolphins. With their gentle nudges and sweet calls, one can’t help but love them. At the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s Heikoff Dome Theater viewers can watch “Dolphins” and live this IMAX experience.

As residents of San Diego, we are surrounded by the ocean and marine life. We are home to a very famous park, Sea World, which welcomes tourists from around the world. Now, our very own IMAX theater has its own undersea adventure.

Produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films and in association with the National Wildlife Federation and the National Science Foundation and Museum Film Network, “Dolphins” teaches the viewer of the unpredictability of these wonderful creatures.

The Heikoff Dome Theater’s shape is a perfect screen for a film like this one. The ocean scenery captures your attention as one finds themselves slightly leaning back and having the entire screen so close.

The film aims to teach about the supreme, intelligent mammals who find their home in the sea. The viewer spends some time under water with scientists studying their eating and communication habits. Also, one learns about a relationship built over time by man and dolphin.

“It was very educational,” said Mike Dolan, local resident who brought his company from North Dakota to see it. They all began ranting about the facts that stuck after the film concluded.

“Dolphins” is more than just a story about dolphins. The film helps us understand the graceful yet powerful creatures. The documentary emphasizes we can’t protect what we don’t understand.

Young and old can enjoy this film. Admission to the museum is also included with the ticket. Visit www.rhfleet.org for information and show times.

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