Giant Dome Theater Consortium Supports Journey to Space

February 20, 2015 – 4:30 pm

K2 Communications and Giant Screen Films are proud to announce a collaboration with the Giant Dome Theater Consortium (GDTC) in support of their latest film Journey to Space, launching worldwide this month. The GDTC consists of seven prominent institutions across the United States, specifically Cincinnati Museum Center; Discovery Place, Inc., Charlotte; Museum of Science, Boston; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego; Science Museum of Minnesota and the St. Louis Science Center.

“We are quite excited by the GDTC’s support of Journey to Space,” said Don Kempf, president of Giant Screen Films. “The group represents some of the finest giant screen venues in the world, and their endorsement of our film is a real testament to the high production and creative standards we set from the very outset.”

“We are pleased to have participated in the production of the Journey to Space film, to create a dome version, and to launch the film upon its release,” said Mike Day, Senior Vice President at the Science Museum of Minnesota and Chair of the GDTC Board of Directors. “The film will inspire a new generation to meet the technical and engineering challenges to continue humankind’s explorations into space. My favorite character in the film is spacesuit engineer Lindsay Aitchison, who works at the Johnson Space Center. Her story in the film begins with a photo of her at the age of four as a visitor to the Space Center. I am certain that one day an astronaut returning from her Mars mission will tell her tale of inspiration from a visit to a giant screen theater to see Journey to Space.”

Journey to Space is poised to be a must-see release on the giant screen in 2015,” said Dave Duszynski, Vice President at Cincinnati Museum Center and Treasurer of the GDTC. “It’s an unprecedented and extraordinary view of where we have been in space and where through an international effort we are now headed.”

Contact your K2 Communications or Giant Screen Films representative for more information or booking inquiries.

ABOUT K2 COMMUNICATIONS
Recognized as leaders in the Giant Screen industry, K2 Communications brings a wealth of success and experience in all aspects of production oversight, global distribution, and marketing. K2’s distribution arm counts more than 65 large screen format films in its library for non-theatrical distribution, plus more than 25 films for digital theater distribution, and another five for Giant Screen theatrical distribution. K2 Communications also operates the only comprehensive Giant Screen consumer/fan website, BigMovieZone.com. For more information, consult www.k2communications.com.

ABOUT GIANT SCREEN FILMS
Since 1997, GSF has established itself as a pioneer in the large-format industry, producing and distributing films that push the boundaries of the medium. Through the magic of immersive sight and sound technologies, GSF’s productions challenge the imaginations of children and adults, offering an inspiring perspective on the world and an unforgettable theater experience. Meaningful educational collaborations and partnerships extend each film’s impact far beyond the theater. The company is recognized as one of the world’s leading and most active large-format producers and is based in Evanston, Illinois. For additional information, visit www.gsfilms.com.

ABOUT THE GIANT DOME THEATER CONSORTIUM
The Giant Dome Theater Consortium (GDTC) formed in 2010 for the purpose of fostering documentary film production for the most unique theaters in the world. The GDTC facilitates film production through financial support, and encourages the use of technical standards that maximize the experiential impact of the giant dome screen. Member institutions of the GDTC are Cincinnati Museum Center; Discovery Place, Inc., Charlotte; Museum of Science, Boston; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago; Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego; Science Museum of Minnesota and the St. Louis ScieCenter (San Diego), the Cincinnati Museum Center, Discovery Place (Charlotte), Boston’s Museum of Science, the Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago), and the St. Louis Science Center.