JAN. 11, 2011 -- Audiences will go on an incredible voyage in "Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World," opening at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX on Friday, Jan. 14. The film takes viewers 200 million years back in time for a face-to-face encounter with the T. rex of the seas. The Science Center is showing the 2D version of the film, formatted for the OMNIMAX.
The film sheds light on the extraordinary prehistoric underwater world and its larger-than-life creatures, which were ruling the seas 20 million years before dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
"The Earth's history, scientifically speaking, is a remarkable one, full of incredible creatures and stories," said Jackie Mollet, senior director of theater and exhibitions at the Science Center. "It's exciting to be able to tell the story of the T. rex of the seas through 'Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World' on our giant screen."
Moviegoers will meet Julie, an imaginative young woman, and travel across the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods to discover a little-known universe populated by amazing animals: the powerful Liopleurodon, the long-necked Elasmosaurus, the "eye-lizard" Ophthalmosaurus, the ferocious Prognathodon and the gigantic 75-foot Shonisaurus.
The film will be shown at 10 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and 1 and 3 p.m. on Sunday. This schedule subject to change. Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for children and free for Members with vouchers. To purchase individual tickets, please visit slsc.org, or call 314-289-4424 for group sales. The Saint Louis Science Center is located at 5050 Oakland Ave., St. Louis.