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‘Apollo 11: First Steps Edition’ lands in OMNIMAX Theater on July 20 at Cincinnati Museum Center

The Cincinnati Museum Center will show Apollo 11: First Steps Edition in its Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater on July 20.

Created exclusively for the OMNIMAX® Theater, the film features never-before-seen footage and audio from the historic mission. Apollo 11: First Steps Edition will be presented in CMC’s OMNIMAX® Theater only on July 20, with showings every hour from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit cincymuseum.org/omnimax/First-Steps.

The film will show the first steps and achievements of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and thousands of people behind the scenes in stunning footage, much of it revealed to the public for the first time. Crafted from a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition puts viewers at the center of NASA’s historic lunar landing.

“What makes this movie so much better than any other that celebrates the 50th anniversary is that the producers used only original 50-year-old film and audio without any modern commentary. That alone makes you feel like you are living through the historic event,” says Dave Duszynski, president of Mercury Museum Services. “Perhaps the most amazing moment is the Saturn V rocket launch as experienced with the OMNIMAX® Theater’s new sound system.”

The Apollo 11 crew relaxes during a training exercise in 1969. (Photo courtesy of NASA)

Created entirely from archival materials provided by NASA and the National Archives, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a cinematic event 50 years in the making. The film features incredible shots of the launch, inside Mission Control and recovery and post-mission activities. Audio recordings capture individual tracks from 60 key mission personnel throughout every moment of the mission.

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a cinematic event and we cannot wait to see audiences experience the thrill of walking on the Moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin and becoming a part of history as the world celebrates this greatest of human accomplishments,” said Shaun MacGillivray, president of MacGillivray Freeman Films.

Add Destination Moon pre-sale vouchers and save

CMC’s screening of Apollo 11: First Steps Edition coincides with the opening of pre-sale vouchers for the upcoming exhibition, “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.” Purchase your Destination Moon pre-sale voucher on July 20 along with your Apollo 11: First Steps Edition OMNIMAX® ticket and save $2.

Destination Moon is a national traveling exhibition produced by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the National Air and Space Museum. The exhibition features over 20 authentic artifacts from the Apollo program, including several flown aboard Apollo 11 on its historic mission.

The highlight of the exhibition is the Apollo 11 command module Columbia, the only portion of the spacecraft to safely return home after successfully landing men on the moon and returning them to Earth. Cincinnati is the final stop of Destination Moon’s national tour and will open Sept. 28.

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is directed by Todd Douglas Miller, produced by Statement Pictures in partnership with CNN Films and distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.

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