DC’s Natural History Museum opens Arabia 3D tomorrow

February 17, 2011 – 3:02 pm

MacGillivray Freeman’s Arabia 3D opens at the National Museum of Natural History IMAX this Friday. Smithsonian Institution blog Around the Mall writes:

Tomorrow, a new IMAX film, “Arabia 3D,” debuts at the National Museum of Natural History’s Johnson IMAX Theater.

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Last week at a sneak preview of the film, 24-year-old Hamzah Jamjoom, a Saudi citizen whose story is told in the film, discussed how Arabia’s past golden ages have inspired the Saudi people of today. Jamjoom, who came to the United States at age 17 to study film, spoke about Arabia’s history from the Nabataean frankincense traders and early founders of the scientific method to the modern cities and economy of Saudi Arabia.

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UPDATE: Additional coverage on Arabia‘s opening in DC:

DC Art Travel Examiner: ‘Arabia’ film provides beautiful contrast to Arab countries’ conflicts

We Love DC: New IMAX Film “Arabia 3D” Opens at Smithsonian