CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — 'Dunkirk' was released earlier this year, but many moviegoers haven't been able to see 'Dunkirk' in its purest form.
In behind-the-scene interviews, Christopher Nolan, Director of 'Dunkirk' says, "he hopes audiences will view his epic, whenever possible, in a giant screen theater."
Nolan's film recounts the real-life events of May and June 1940, when 400,000 Allied troops were forced to rely on their wits to survive by being surrounded in a small coastal French town.
'Dunkirk' has been considered 2017's best release with an average critical score of 94 on metacritic.com and predicted to receive multiple Academy Awards,
Tennessee Aquarium IMAX is showing Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' on the largest screen in Chattanooga.
'Dunkirk' will begin a special, three-weekend engagement at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater starting on November 10th. 'Dunkirk' will be played on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m and will last until November 25th.
"The immerse quality of the [IMAX] image is second to none," Nolan says. "We really try and create the sensation that I would describe as 'virtual reality without the goggles."
'Dunkirk' is being shown as a special Veterans Day tribute. The opening screening of the movie will be introduced by U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Noah Long (Retired), trustee for the Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center.
Before the opening night of the viewing of 'Dunkirk,' audiences will be able to fully immerse themselves in the historical narrative by viewing authentic military artifacts from the Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Center. These artifacts will be exhibited in the theater's lobby all day. Some artifacts include 1940s-era military equipment, actual Medals of Honor, and a replica of the Victoria Cross which is the highest military awards for American and British armed forces, respectively.
"Every artifact on display has a story behind it - a story that will provide people with a personal connection to this horrowing tale of survival and resistance and a better understanding of the heroic actions that happened in Dunkirk, France, and throughout World War II," said Major General Bill Raines, U.S. Army (Retired) and chairman of the board of trustees for the Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center.
Tickets to 'Dunkirk' at the IMAX Theater will be $15.95 for adults, $11.95 for ages 3-12 or $4 for members of the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Club.
'Dunkirk' will be donating $4 of the ticket price to the Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center to raise funds for building a new Heritage Center in downtown Chattanooga at the Aquarium Plaza.
For a full schedule of the screenings, visit tnaqua.org/imax/dunkirk .