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We, The Marines at the IMAX during Memorial Day Weekend
May 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Organizer: Tennessee Aquarium, Phone: (800) 262-0695 http://www.tnaqua.org
In 1775, the Continental Navy needed sharpshooters to give their frigates an advantage over the then-superior English Navy. It didn’t take long for an extraordinary fighting force to prove its mettle. The Continental Marines successfully executed their first amphibious landing just weeks after this new military branch was formed.
Captain Samuel Nicholas and 234 Marines sailed to the Bahamas where the British forces had been stockpiling huge supplies of gunpowder for use against the 13 American colonies. Within minutes, the British troops were overwhelmed by the Marines. They surrendered to Captain Nicholas, who laid claim to the gunpowder, cannons and other military supplies.
A new IMAX film, “We, The Marines,” takes viewers on an action-packed adventure into the unparalleled experience of becoming and serving as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Special screenings of this inspiring documentary will be offered at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater May 25 through 28 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. each day.
Narrated by Academy Award®-winning actor and former Marine, Gene Hackman, the film uses the giant screen to honor the dedication, the service and the first-hand experiences that create the undeniable bonds among America’s “first responders.” The result is an inspirational and moving tribute to the lives and legacy of the men and women who honor and defend our country.
Committing to the Marine Corps is not for the faint of heart. Audiences will discover the grueling feats in boot camp that prepare Marines for the stresses of life on the front lines. They’ll also witness mountain training, parachute jumping, rapeling from helicopters and how K-9 units train side by side with Marines, becoming excellent four-legged soldiers.
The Corp’s central values of honor, courage and commitment are brought to life on the giant screen. Along with tributes paid to the brave men and women who have served on the front lines in combat, Marines are just as often the first “boots on the ground” when humanitarian relief efforts are needed around the world.
Viewers will not only feel the thundering jolt of a Drill Instructor’s commands, they’ll also see the outpouring of love and appreciation waiting every time Marines return home from duty.
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