See this documentary on the world's largest IMAX screen
On Tuesday the 5th of June 2018, IMAX Melbourne will be holding a free preview screening of the film 'Pandas 3D' for students in years 11 and 12, followed by another free screening for teachers.
The documentary runs for 45 minutes and takes a look at the panda conservation program taking place in China at Chengdu Panda Base. The documentary follows the journey of female cub, 'Qian Qian' (pronounced 'Chen Chen'), as scientists attempt to introduce her into the wild, after a life in captivity.
Here's a preview of the film from the IMAX website:
Screening for Year 11 and 12 Students: The first screening will take place at 5pm and is aimed at students in years 11 and 12, who have an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects. Students are welcome to attend on their own or with a parent and are asked to arrive at 4:45 for a 5pm start.
Following the screening, there will be a Q&A session with Dr Jake Owens, who is a researcher at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China. The Q&A session will run for 30 minutes, and questions for Dr Owens can be submitted during the online registration process.
The screening is free, however tickets are limited, so make sure you book online in advance to avoid disappointment.
Registrations for the student screening can be made online here.
Film screening for Teachers: At 6:30pm, teachers are invited to attend a free screening of the film.
This screening is open to Victorian primary, secondary, tertiary, adult and special education teachers. Places are limited, and registration is required for all those wishing to attend.
Please note, the promoter also requests that those attending this session bring along a form of teaching staff ID, or their MV Teachers card (MV Teachers Cards are available free of charge to all teachers and can be organised through the Museums Victoria website).
Screenings for the general public:
For those who are interested in seeing the film but don't fall into one of the categories above, the film opens to the general public on the 7th of June 2018. Tickets can be purchased for the regular price of $18 per adult, $15 for students/concession card holders, and $12 for children aged 3-15.
Family tickets are also available, as well as 'Double Film Deal' tickets.
For a complete list of ticket prices, visit the IMAX website.
IMAX Melbourne is located in the Melbourne Museum precinct, on Rathdowne Street, Carlton, and is easily accessible by public transport (more information is available here).