Living in the Age of Airplanes lands April 10

Playing April 10 at the Bullock Museum IMAX Theatre

APRIL 1, 2015 (AUSTIN, TX) —The Bullock Texas State History Museum and IMAX® Theatre will be the only Central Texas theater to premiere National Geographic Studios' new immersive giant screen film experience, "Living in the Age of Airplanes," beginning April 10.

This film offers a fresh perspective on a modern-day miracle that many of us take for granted: flying. Using spectacular aerial and nature footage, "Living in the Age of Airplanes" carries audiences across 200,000 years of history and around the globe. This epic journey to 95 locations in 18 countries and spanning seven continents reminds us how aviation has changed our world. Narrated by actor and pilot Harrison Ford, "Living in the Age of Airplanes" premieres nationwide on April 10 and only in Austin at the Bullock IMAX® Theatre.

"I'm very excited to bring 'Living in the Age of Airplanes' to the largest screen in Texas," Josh Jacobs, director of film and theaters for the Bullock Museum, said. "National Geographic has produced a thought-provoking and visually enchanting film that underscores how flight has connected people around the globe to change what we eat, the way we live, and how we understand our world."

Produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (“One Six Right”), "Living in the Age of Airplanes" features an original score by Academy Award®-winning composer and pilot James Horner (“Avatar,” “Titanic”) and cinematography by Andrew Waruszewski.

The film highlights the astonishingly rapid advancements that have led to a world in which 100,000 flights take off and land every day. During the vast majority of mankind’s existence, walking was the fastest means of travel. Yet today, just 175 years after the introduction of the steam engine, boarding a jet to travel thousands of miles in a matter of hours is more often viewed as an inconvenience than a world-changing technological marvel.

“Since we were all born into a world with airplanes, it’s hard to imagine that jet travel itself is only 60 years old, just a tick on the timeline of human history,” said Terwilliger. “With this film, we want to reignite people’s wonder for one of the most extraordinary aspects of the modern world.”

“'Living in the Age of Airplanes' is the perfect film for National Geographic,” said Mark Katz, president of distribution for National Geographic Studios. “It combines the best of exploration and adventure, anthropology, geography and aviation — using captivating visuals to inspire and engage audiences on a variety of levels.”

"Living in the Age of Airplanes" opens nationwide on April 10 and the Bullock Museum IMAX® Theatre will be one of only three theaters in Texas to showcase the new film. The Bullock's 400-seat theater provides visitors with an extraordinary cinematic experience and is home to Texas's biggest screen and Austin’s only Giant Screen, certified by the Giant Screen Cinema Association. Crystal clear, lifelike images and earth-shaking surround sound, provide an optimum IMAX® experience that immerses viewers in the on-screen action. This family friendly film is appropriate for ages 3 and up. It has a runtime of 47 minutes and will show daily. Tickets are available at TheStoryofTexas.com.

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The Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin includes three floors of exhibitions, an IMAX® theater, a special-effects theater, café and museum store. The Museum collaborates with more than 700 museums, libraries, archives and individuals to display original historical artifacts and produce exhibitions that illuminate and celebrate Texas history and culture. Named for the state's 38th Lieutenant Governor, Bob Bullock, the iconic building is at 1800 N. Congress Avenue. For more, visit TheStoryofTexas.com or call (512) 936-8746.