|HOUSTON—Experience living history when Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian opens at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Wortham IMAX® Theatre, May 22. Moviegoers will be transported into the Smithsonian for the biggest and most grand adventure yet in IMAX, the world’s most immersive movie experience. Join your old friends Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Jedediah (Owen Wilson) and Octavius (Steve Coogan) as they resume their hilarious antics and continue their incredible journey.|
Night has fallen upon the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The guides have gone home, the lights are out, the school kids are tucked in their beds—yet something incredible is stirring as former night guard Larry Daley finds himself lured into his biggest, most mind-boggling adventure yet in which history truly comes alive. In this second installment of the Night at the Museum saga, Larry faces a battle so epic it could only unfold in the corridors of the world’s largest museum. Now, he must try to save his formerly inanimate friends from what could be their last stand amid the wonders of the Smithsonian, all of which, from the famous paintings on the walls to the rocket ships in the halls, suddenly have a mind of their own.
The fun begins as Larry has left behind the low-paying world of guarding museums to become a sought-after inventor of Daley Devices infomercial products. He seems to have it all – but something is missing in his life, something that draws him back to his old haunt, the Museum of Natural History, where he once had the magical night of a lifetime. There, he makes an unsettling discovery. His favorite exhibits, indeed some of his truest friends, have been deemed out-of-date. Packed into crates, they await shipment to the vast archives of the Smithsonian.
Their fate is unknown – that is, until Larry receives a distress call from the miniature cowboy Jedediah, who informs him of an impending disaster. It seems the newcomers have awoken their new digs, including the Egyptian ruler, Kahmunrah (Hank Azaria), who’s in a particularly nasty mood after 3,000 years of slumber. Now, he and a trio of history’s most heinous henchmen – namely Ivan the Terrible (Christopher Guest), Napoleon Bonaparte (Alain Chabat) and Al Capone (Jon Bernthal) – are plotting to take over the museum (and then the globe), as they unleash the Army of the Underworld.
Speeding to the nation’s capital, Larry is clearly in over his head. But he’s got some impressive new friends – from the brilliant Albert Einstein to honest Abe Lincoln to the one exhibit who takes his breath away –the irrepressible Amelia Earhart (Amy Adams), who spurs Larry to rediscover his missing sense of fun and adventure. Along with his old buddies, including Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Octavius (Steve Coogan), Sacajawea (Mizuo Peck), Atilla The Hun (Patrick Gallagher) and the Neanderthals—Larry will stop at nothing to regain his friends and restore order to the National Mall, from the Lincoln Memorial to the Air and Space Museum, before the stroke of dawn.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian marks the first action-adventure film ever shot at the nation’s premiere museum complex, the Smithsonian Institution, the largest and most visited museum in the world.
See more, hear more, feel more in IMAX®. Tickets for Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian in the Wortham IMAX® Theater are $11 for adults; $9 for children (3-11), seniors (62+) and students with a valid college ID; and $8 for groups of 20 or more. For tickets, 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.