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1 / 15 / 2014

White River State Park Celebrates MLK, Jr. Day with Free Admissions on Jan. 20

All Park attractions* will be open for free in exchange for food donations to benefit Gleaners

Free health screenings also to be offered by Eskenazi Health

For the 14th year in a row, visitors to White River State Park attractions will receive free admission and free parking on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 20, with a canned good donation (one can per person, per attraction). The Park’s partnership with Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana has resulted in more than 80 tons of non-perishable, canned food donations over the years from this one-day, annual event.

“White River State Park has been a tremendous community partner every year,” said Cindy Hubert, Gleaners’ president & CEO.  “The drive not only helps Hoosiers in need, but allows families to enjoy these wonderful facilities at no cost.  We’re grateful for all the support of the Park and its patrons.”

*Special activities will take place all throughout the day at the six major attractions that make up White River State Park: Eiteljorg Museum, IMAX® Theater, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Zoo, NCAA® Hall of Champions and Victory Field.

Returning this year: free health screenings taking place indoors at Victory Field, courtesy of Eskenazi Health. From 1o a.m. to 1:30 p.m., health care professionals from Eskenazi Health will offer health assessments and general information about Eskenazi Health services. Nurses will be available to discuss the importance of primary and preventive care. Those who come with a can of food and participate in the health screenings will each receive two complimentary tickets to Opening Night at Victory Field (scheduled for April 10), courtesy of the Indianapolis Indians.

“We are honored to celebrate this long-standing partnership with Gleaners, as well as our partnership with Eskenazi Health on such an important holiday,” said Bob Whitt, executive director of White River State Park. “Each year, our visitors rise to the occasion in filling the donation bins to benefit those less fortunate while enjoying plenty of entertainment and healthy activities throughout the day.”

The following FREE activities at Park attractions will be taking place on MLK Day:

  • Indianapolis Zoo: For the second-straight year, one lucky Zoo guest will win a Dolphin Art Adventure as part of the Kubota Can Cram. Throughout the day, visitors will stuff donated canned goods inside one of the Zoo’s signature service vehicles and the person who comes closest to guessing the total number of cans will win! Plus, visitors can see the many animals that enjoy the cooler winter weather, including tigers, polar bear, red panda, walrus, sea lions and more! Dolphin Adventure Shows at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. are always a favorite activity, and guests can also enjoy several indoor exhibits, including Oceans, Dolphin Pavilion and Hilbert Conservatory.
  • IMAX Theater: Experience one of the thrilling IMAX standard engagement action films where Journey to the South Pacific 3D will be shown for free until 5 p.m. This family-friendly documentary narrated by Academy Award®-winning actress Cate Blanchett follows a young island boy named Jawi on a quest around tropical West Papua. Escape our arctic air for a dazzling tropical paradise that is home to more than 2,000 species of sea life – the most diverse marine ecosystem on Earth. Free tickets are available beginning at 10 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Screenings are at 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.
  • NCAA Hall of Champions: Learn more about the NCAA’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities in a new exhibit.  Featured in the display are many well-known former student-athletes, coaches and traditions that showcase the athletic and academic successes of HBCUs. Kids of all ages can participate in fitness clinics with former and current NCAA student-athletes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be opportunities to win official NCAA merchandise throughout the day.
  • Indiana State Museum: The Indiana State Museum has been hard at work for decades – discovering, digging, studying and preserving the remains of mammoths, mastodons and other Ice Age animals. Explore its blockbuster exhibit, Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons, today.
  • Eiteljorg Museum: Visitors can immerse themselves in Native American and Western cultures with the museum’s many exhibits. Don’t miss your chance to visit RED: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship exhibit. And be sure to check out the lunch specials at the Eiteljorg Museum Cafe.
  • Victory Field: From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., health care professionals from Eskenazi Health will offer free health screenings and general information about Eskenazi Health services. Screenings will be on the 3rd floor (entrance through administrative office doors off parking lot). Nurses will also be available to discuss the importance of primary and preventive care. Health screening participants who bring a can of food will each receive two free tickets to Opening Day at Victory Field (April 10).  Plus, Rowdie, the Indians mascot, will stop by for autographs.

The Park is also offering complimentary parking on MLK, Jr. Day. Visitors may park in the underground garage located off Washington Street in front of the Indiana State Museum, in the surface parking lots at the Indianapolis Zoo and Victory Field, and in the surface parking lot across from Victory Field next to the Park’s Visitor’s Center.  Parking is not guaranteed and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about White River State Park, visit www.whiteriverstatepark.org.

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About Gleaners Food Bank

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana was founded in a three-and-a-half-car garage in 1980 with the purpose of fighting hunger in our community.  Today, Gleaners serves more than 160,900 different individuals who depend on food and other critical grocery products provided by the food bank to over 350 hunger relief agencies throughout 21 counties in central and southeastern Indiana.  To date, the food bank has distributed over 300 million pounds of food and critical grocery products.  In our last fiscal year, Gleaners distributed nearly 21 million pounds of food which is the equivalent of 18 million meals.  Gleaners also provides specialized programs for our most vulnerable populations, children and senior citizens.  Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network.  In Gleaners’ 21-county service area, more than 287,000 people live in poverty—and 103,000 of them are children.  Learn more at www.gleaners.org.

About WRSP:

White River State Park is the epicenter of Indianapolis culture, offering unique experiences with a variety of educational and recreational world-class attractions. The Park is home to several attractions, destinations and venues, which provide entertainment for a wide range of audiences, including the Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana State Museum, IMAX® Theater, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, NCAA® Hall of Champions, Indianapolis Indians Baseball at Victory Field, the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park Concert Series, the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial and Military Park.  To learn more about the Park and its many happenings, visit www.whiteriverstatepark.org.

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12 / 11 / 2013

White River State Park 2014 Park Pass on sale now

Visit six world-class attractions for one low price

INDIANAPOLIS – White River State Park (WRSP) has the perfect gift for you and your family this holiday season – the 2014 Park Pass.  The multi-attraction Park Pass may be used now through the end of 2014, and offers more than 25 percent savings on the regular admission to six WRSP favorites, including: Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, IMAX Theater, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Indians Baseball at Victory Field, Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens and the NCAA Hall of Champions.  The pass offers even more bang for your buck as each booklet contains coupons good for discounts on Segway Tours, Wheel Fun Rentals and the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center.

“We are so pleased to offer this savings opportunity,” said Bob Whitt, executive director of White River State Park.  “Some folks use the Park Pass to visit all the attractions over one incredible weekend, while others spread the visits throughout the entire year.  Either way, guests get to enjoy our fabulous attractions and amenities at more than 25 percent off regular admission.”

The 2014 Park Pass has something for everyone, whether interested in film, animals, history, sports or the outdoors.  Use the Park Pass now for the following events during the holiday season at Park attractions:

Eiteljorg Museum:  See Eiteljorg Museum’s Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure. Like no train exhibit you’ve ever seen before!  Nov. 26 – Dec. 31.

IMAX Theater:  Enjoy a Polar Pajama Party as you watch The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience playing Friday and Saturday evenings, Nov. 29 – Dec. 24.

Indiana State Museum:  Explore Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons now through Aug. 17.

Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens:  Take in Christmas at the Zoo and decorate cookies in Santa’s Workshop, enjoy the twinkling lights throughout the Zoo grounds, and see a holiday-themed Dolphin Adventure Show, all taking place Nov. 29 – Dec. 30.

NCAA Hall of Champions:  Visit the hall for a glimpse at the NCAA® History of Women in Intercollegiate Athletics exhibit, Nov. 26 – Dec. 31.

If you plan to save your passes for after the holidays, each attraction offers plenty to do – including Indianapolis Indians baseball – during other seasons. Be sure to visit www.WhiteRiverStatePark.org for information. Passes are good now through Dec. 31, 2014.

Get your White River State Park 2014 Park Passes today. Prices are $47/adult and $35/children ages 3-12 Purchase online at www.WhiteRiverStatePark.org, call 1-800-665-9056, or stop by the White River State Park Visitors Center, 801 W. Washington St.

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About White River State Park:  White River State Park is the epicenter of Indianapolis culture, offering unique experiences with a variety of educational and recreational world-class attractions. The Park is home to several attractions, destinations and venues, which provide entertainment for a wide range of audiences, including the Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana State Museum, IMAX® Theater, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, NCAA® Hall of Champions, Indianapolis Indians Baseball at Victory Field, The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park, the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial and Military Park.  To learn more about the Park and its many happenings, visit www.WhiteRiverStatePark.org.

2 / 14 / 2013

Downtown Indy IMAX honors Indiana-born James Dean

James Dean Film Festival to run alongside Indiana State Museum’s James Dean exhibit

INDIANAPOLIS – The IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum will host a three-day James Dean Film Festival  in conjunction with the Indiana State Museum’s exhibit honoring the Hoosier-born actor whose life and promising future was cut short. The eternally young, sexy and intense James Dean will be showcased in film from Thursday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 23.

In his brief career, Dean starred in just three movies, but managed to capture the hearts and attention of the country before his life tragically ended at the age of 24. The Downtown Indy IMAX invites guests to experience the legacy of Dean like never before – on the state’s largest screen. Each evening of the film festival, the IMAX will show one of Dean’s three movies – East of Eden (Feb. 21), Rebel Without a Cause (Feb. 22) and Giant (Feb. 23). These one-time showings will be presented digitally via video projector.

“The Indiana State Museum’s Eternal James Dean exhibit is fantastic and we wanted to join in honoring the famed actor in a way we know best – through movies,” said Craig Mince, theater manager of the Downtown Indy IMAX. “With 12,000 watts of digital surround sound blasting from our six-story screen, Dean’s films come to life with renewed passion. And not only can you immerse yourself in the drama on film, but also enjoy the experience with some great Indiana brews and wines.”

Tickets are $5.50 per person per show. Parking is always free in the White River State Park parking garage. Patrons should bring in parking tickets for validation by the IMAX box office. To purchase tickets or to get more information, visit www.imaxindy.com. Tickets are now on sale and the one-time showtimes are as follows:

East of Eden – Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.

Rebel Without a Cause – Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.

Giant – Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.

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About IMAX

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience® and The IMAX Experience® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imaxindy ), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imaxindy ) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxindy).

About the IMAX Theater

IMAX® Theater in the Indiana State Museum offers entertaining and educational 2D and 3D films on a screen six stories tall and 84 feet wide, the largest movie screen in the state. Part of the White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, IMAX Theater delivers the ultimate cinema experience to moviegoers with 12,000 watts of digital surround sound. Using state-of-the-art technology, the IMAX Theater experience gives viewers a unique, larger-than-life way to go to the movies.  Movie goers are now able to enjoy locally crafted beers and wines for all features after 5 p.m., which complement other locally sourced concessions including popcorn, candy and coffees/teas. Another great attraction in White River State Park.

7 / 10 / 2012

The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience® comes to Downtown Indy IMAX® — now with matinee pricing

State’s largest screen provides ideal venue to view feature-length film that includes 60 minutes of footage filmed with IMAX cameras

INDIANAPOLIS – The long-awaited third film of the critically acclaimed “Batman” trilogy is about to take the IMAX® Theater in the Indiana State Museum by storm. The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience®introduces Gotham City’s newest super villains, Bane and leading lady Selina Kyle. Director Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated epic conclusion hits the Downtown Indy IMAX and theaters worldwide on July 20.

While making the 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan was the first filmmaker to use IMAX® cameras in a major motion picture release. Nolan employed the extremely high-resolution cameras even more extensively on The Dark Knight Rises: The IMAX Experience® —including the film’s prologue — incorporating a record of more than an hour of footage filmed with IMAX cameras. These specific sequences, which will expand to fill the entire screen exclusively in IMAX, will deliver unprecedented crispness and clarity and a truly immersive experience for moviegoers.

“There’s no better theater in the state to experience and watch this epic-drama unfold than at our Downtown Indy IMAX,” said Craig Mince, theater manager of the Downtown Indy IMAX. “With 12,000 watts of digital surround sound blasting from our six-story screen, this movie will melt your face!”

Sequences shot in 35mm have been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Adult tickets are $16 and children ages 2-12 are $12. NOW AVAILABLE: matinee pricing Mondays – Fridays before 5 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays before 2 p.m.: adult admission is $13 and children ages 2-12 are $11. Parking is free in the White River State Park parking garage. Patrons should bring in parking ticket for validation by the IMAX box office. To purchase tickets or to get more information, visit www.imaxindy.com. Tickets are now on sale. The Dark Knight Rises has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.

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About IMAX

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience® and The IMAX Experience® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imaxindy ), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imaxindy ) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxindy).

 About the IMAX Theater

IMAX® Theater in the Indiana State Museum offers entertaining and educational 2D and 3D films on a screen six stories tall and 84 feet wide, the largest movie screen in the state. Part of the White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, IMAX Theater delivers the ultimate cinema experience to moviegoers with 12,000 watts of digital surround sound. Using state-of-the-art technology, the IMAX Theater experience gives viewers a unique, larger-than-life way to go to the movies.  Movie goers are now able to enjoy locally crafted beers and wines for all features after 5 p.m., which complement other locally sourced concessions including popcorn, candy and coffees/teas. Another great attraction in White River State Park.

6 / 28 / 2012

Downtown Indy IMAX Theater is now offering Indiana beers/wines to complement evening features

INDIANAPOLIS – Thanks to a recently acquired liquor license, movie goers are now able to enjoy locally crafted adult beverages as of yesterday for all features after 5 p.m. at the IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum. This Downtown Indy IMAX already showcases local providers of coffee, popcorn and other concessions and the new liquor license will expand those offerings for adults aged 21 and over.

“Our theater is in a unique position to partner with local brewers and vintners to provide a truly Indiana experience for our adult patrons,” says Craig Mince, theater manager of the Downtown Indy IMAX. “We believe our expanded beverage options will help us attract a broader base of movie goers who might enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine with a film.”

The timing is in sync with an energetic fan base already purchasing tickets for the release of The Dark Knight Rises, the third film of the critically acclaimed trilogy that introduces Gotham City’s newest super villains, Bane and leading lady Selina Kyle. This highly-anticipated epic conclusion hits the Downtown Indy IMAX Theater on July 20.

Sequences of The Dark Knight Rises shot in 35mm have been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

“I can’t wait to settle in with a cold beer on a hot evening and enjoy this film,” added Mince. “Plus our parking at White River State Park is always free for moviegoers so come out and enjoy the Park before or after the film without having to find another place to leave the car.”

Until then and throughout the summer, the theater will continue to run two stellar films – To The Arctic 3D and Tornado Alley 3D. Both of these films have been rated G and have a run time of 40-45 minutes. For show times and ticket information, visit www.imaxindy.com. Tickets are now on sale.

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About IMAX

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience® and The IMAX Experience® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imaxindy ), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imaxindy ) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxindy).

 About the IMAX Theater

IMAX® Theater in the Indiana State Museum offers entertaining and educational 2D and 3D films on a screen six stories tall and 84 feet wide, the largest movie screen in the state. Part of the White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, IMAX Theater delivers the ultimate cinema experience to moviegoers with 12,000 watts of digital surround sound. Using state-of-the-art technology, the IMAX Theater experience gives viewers a unique, larger-than-life way to go to the movies.  Another great attraction in White River State Park.

 

4 / 13 / 2012

Downtown Indy IMAX Theater welcomes a big chill as Meryl Streep narrates new 3D IMAX-format film on April 20

IMAX partners with Indy Zoo’s www.mycarbonpledge.com

INDIANAPOLIS – Just as the warmth of summer descends on Indianapolis and the Midwest, through the power of IMAX ®3D, moviegoers will be transported to one of the most remote and spectacularly beautiful places in the world. Come experience an emotional story of love, family and hope, when the documentary adventure To The Arctic 3D arrives at the IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum on Friday, April 20.

The film, narrated by three-time Oscar® winner Meryl Streep, takes audiences on a never-before-experienced journey into the lives of a mother polar bear and her twin seven-month-old cubs as they navigate the changing Arctic wilderness they call home.  Captivating and intimate footage brings moviegoers up close and personal with this family’s struggle to survive in a frigid environment of melting ice, immense glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic snow-bound peaks.

“This is the type of film for which our theater was specifically built,” says Craig Mince, theater manager of the Downtown Indy IMAX. “Watching polar bears dive into the frigid arctic waters on our six-story screen and feel the rumble from a herd of caribou through 12,000 watts of digital surround sound stimulates the senses for sure.”

An extraordinary journey to the top of the world as few people have ever seen it, To The Arctic 3D tells a compelling tale of survival, with global implications.  Recognizing those implications, the Downtown IMAX Theater is partnering with the adjacent Indianapolis Zoo, which is home to a polar bear, in encouraging patrons to visit the Zoo’s www.mycarbonpledge.com. Moviegoers can help protect animals affected by climate change by taking the pledge to turn thermostats up two degrees in the summer and down two degrees in the winter.

“Through 2011, approximately 9,000 individuals have pledged to reduce their CO2 emissions by a total of 15.5 million pounds. That’s the equivalent of removing 1,300 cars from the roadways,” noted Norah Fletchall, the Indianapolis Zoo’s vice president of conservation. “The program continues to be recognized nationally and internationally by individuals involved in climate change education as a model for positive action by individuals collectively having a huge impact. We applaud and thank the Downtown Indy IMAX for joining us in raising the awareness about www.mycarbonpledge.com. ”

Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX® Filmed Entertainment present a MacGillivray Freeman Film, To The Arctic 3D, a One World One Ocean presentation, directed by two-time Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray (The Living Sea, Dolphins).  Filmed in 15/70mm IMAX® 3D, To The Arctic 3D is written and edited by Stephen Judson (Everest), and produced by Shaun MacGillivray (Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk). The musical score is by Steve Wood, with songs by Paul McCartney.

To The Arctic 3D has been rated G and has a run time of 40 minutes. For show times and ticket information, visit www.imaxindy.com. Tickets are now on sale. To view the trailer for this film, go to http://www.imax.com/tothearctic.

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About IMAX

IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience® and The IMAX Experience® are trademarks of IMAX Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com. You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imaxindy ), Twitter (www.twitter.com/imaxindy ) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxindy).

About the IMAX Theater

IMAX® Theater in the Indiana State Museum offers entertaining and educational 2D and 3D films on a screen six stories tall and 84 feet wide, the largest movie screen in the state. Part of the White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, IMAX Theater delivers the ultimate cinema experience to moviegoers with 12,000 watts of digital surround sound. Using state-of-the-art technology, the IMAX Theater experience gives viewers a unique, larger-than-life way to go to the movies.  Another great attraction in White River State Park.

About the Indianapolis Zoo

Located in White River State Park downtown, the Indianapolis Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Association of Museums as a zoo, aquarium and botanical garden. The mission of the Indianapolis Zoo is to empower people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation. Another great attraction in White River State Park.

About My Carbon Pledge

My Carbon Pledge is a campaign driven by the Indianapolis Zoo designed to bring issues related to climate change to the forefront of the community, and most importantly, asking the community to take some specific actions. The campaign raises awareness through a new call to action every year. To date, those actions consist of changing out incandescent light bulbs to CFL blubs, unplugging unused appliances to decrease wasted “phantom” power usage, and asking citizens to raise their thermostats up two degrees in summer and down two degrees in winter through its “Up2Down2” campaign.

4 / 25 / 2011

Women nurture nature

By Linda Jackson, APR, senior account director

Earlier this month, our agency had the privilege of promoting the Indianapolis “red carpet” premiere of the IMAX documentary Born to Be Wild 3D.  My daughter and I took in the movie over the weekend at the Indiana State Museum, and we both left with a greater appreciation for the work done by two strong and determined female conservationists – celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick and world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas.

Dr. Galdikas – a nominee for the 2010 Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation – exemplifies what a truly special group of conservationists they are…a group that includes more than a dozen women, many of whom go about their work as guardians of the earth’s endangered animals without fanfare. (more…)

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