Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Titanic fever floats new version of movie and museum exhibits

On April 12, 1912, the indomitable ocean liner Titanic sailed and sank, but 100 years later people are still fascinated by the fateful journey and stories of people on its maiden voyage.

Fifteen years after the latest Titanic movie became a blockbuster, a new 3-D version of James Cameron's "Titanic" is being released.  The conversion from 2-D took a team of 300 people working 60 weeks. It's expected to appeal to a new generation of viewers as well as those who saw and loved the original love story with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet on the big screen. Look for it in your local theaters.

The most notable new Titanic museum just opened in Belfast, Ireland, city where the ship was built and launched. But if you can’t get there, check out special exhibits and Titanic museums in the U.S. to become immersed in this stunning event from both an historical and personal standpoint.

Mystic, Connecticut12,450 Feet Below opens at the Mystic Aquarium, located two hours southwest of Boston, on April 12, 2012. This exhibit starts Titanic Week, April 12-18, an event presented by Sea Research Foundation. If you live in the Northeast, don’t miss this captivating, permanent exhibit marking the centenary of the ocean liner’s maiden voyage and tragic sinking.

Museum at Pigeon Forge
Orlando, FloridaTitanic, the Experience allows visitors to explore full scale recreations of the Titanic’s Grand Staircase, First Class Parlor Suite, Veranda CafĂ© and Promenade deck. Trained historians in period costumes portray famous Titanic notables sharing stories of passengers and crew during a guided journey. An extensive underwater area displays an 8-foot replica of the Titanic as she appears on the bottom of the Atlantic today as well as new HD footage of the wreck shot during the most recent expedition. Original memorabilia from Titanic movies is also on display.

Indian Orchard, Massachusetts—Home of the world-famous Titanic Historical Society Collection, the original commemorative venue has one of the finest collections of rare survivor artifacts. In the museum you can relive authentic 1912 events, see Titanic legends come to life, and view historical treasures.

Binoculars recovered
from the Titanic
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee—Experience what it was like to walk the hallways, parlors, cabins, and Grand Staircase of the Titanic while surrounded by more than 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers. View an underwater eight-foot replica of the ship as it currently rests on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

Branson, Missouri—Become a passenger on the giant liner’s disastrous maiden voyage and learn the history and events that led to the boat’s demise.  One hundred true personal stories of people connected to or on the ship are being shared online throughout the year. TITANIC museum is operating on schedule despite the recent tornado in Branson.

Heart pentand from
the Titanic on display
at Museum of Science
and Industry, Chicago
Other special exhibits—Artifacts and exhibitions commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the Titanic are currently on display at these additional venues around the country:
·       Atlanta Aquarium in Georgia
·       Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois
·       Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
·       Museum of National Science in Houston, Texas



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