|Houston—‘Tis the season for The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. On Nov. 6, 2009, audiences will be completely immersed in a thrilling new vision of one of the most beloved holiday classics of all time when Disney’s A Christmas Carol opens at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Wortham IMAX® Theatre. Digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® through proprietary IMAX DMR® technology, Disney’s A Christmas Carol, an IMAX 3D experience, will debut concurrently with the nationwide theatrical release.|
Through the all-encompassing power of IMAX® 3D, movie-goers will reach for the falling snowflakes, feel the rumble of the horse-drawn carriages over the cobblestone streets and soar with Scrooge high above the London night sky. With crystal clear images, laser-aligned digital sound and maximized field of view, IMAX puts you IN the movie.
“It’s as if Charles Dickens wrote this story to be a movie—it’s so visual and cinematic,” said Robert Zemeckis, director, producer and screenwriter. “It’s the greatest time-travel story ever written and I wanted to do the movie the way I believe it was originally envisioned by the author.”
Disney’s A Christmas Carol, a multi-sensory thrill ride re-envisioned by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, captures the fantastical essence of the classic Dickens tale.
Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk (Gary Oldman) and his cheery nephew (Colin Firth). Scrooge later encounters the ghost of his dead business partner Joseph Marley, who’s paying the price in the afterlife for his own callousness. Marley hopes to help Scrooge avoid a similar fate and tells him he will be visited by three spirits. But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take Old Scrooge on an eye-opening journey revealing he’s reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it’s too late.
Walt Disney Pictures and ImageMovers Digital present Disney’s A Christmas Carol, a production directed by Robert Zemeckis from his own adaptation based on the classic novella by Charles Dickens. The film is the first developed by ImageMovers Digital, which was created by Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke to develop 3D performance capture films exclusively for The Walt Disney Studios. Disney’s A Christmas Carol is produced by Starkey, Zemeckis and Rapke.
Disney’s A Christmas Carol, distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, has been rated PG for scary sequences and images.
See more, hear more, feel more in IMAX®. For tickets, or more information, visit www.hmns.org or call (713) 639-4629.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science—one of the nation’s most heavily attended museums—is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, and the Wortham IMAX® Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium and George Observatory and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at One Hermann Circle Drive in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.