On Monday, February 11, 2013, we hosted the New England premiere of The Last Reef 3D, the newest film to hit the largest screen in New England. After huddling inside all weekend during Winter Storm Nemo, over 200 people ventured out to attend this member-exclusive event.
All of the members in attendance were automatically entered into a prize drawing for an amazing one-of-a-kind piece of New England Aquarium history: a framed and mounted piece of coral which had been underwater in our centerpiece exhibit—the Giant Ocean Tank—from 1984 until it was removed at the start of construction in the fall of 2012. We chose a youngster from our audience to assist with the random drawing, and with over 100 member households in attendance, he selected his own!
Congratulations to the Haley family (above) of Hingham. Our assistant’s mom told us he has an ocean-themed bedroom, so we know the coral will fit right in with the decor.
After a minor synchronization issue that “only an IMAX projectionist would notice,” our projectionist, Jose, had members immersed in an underwater world, gliding through clouds of jellyfish and exploring the cities beneath the sea. Thanks to everyone who attended this special screening and to the Aquarium staff that helped make this a special member event.
The Last Reef 3D is now playing at the Simons IMAX Theatre. Check showtimes and buy tickets online.
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