Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Discovery Channel star to visit Charlotte

Sean Casey, the large-format filmmaker best known as the star of the Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" series, will visit Discovery Place on Thursday to host a screening of his new IMAX film "Tornado Alley."

The IMAX movie follows Casey, his researchers, and their fleet of special vehicles and cutting-edge weather instruments as they travel into the heart of a tornado.

The screening of "Tornado Alley" will take place at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at The Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome Theatre at Discovery Place. Casey, who will introduce the film, will lead a post-show question-and-answer session with audience members. Admission is $10. Details: 704-372-6261, Ext. 300.

Casey's Tornado Intercept Vehicle (TIV) will be parked outside the museum's Sixth Street entrance at 6 p.m. for photo opportunities prior to the screening; doors to the IMAX Dome Theatre will open at 6:15 p.m. In addition, the TIV will be parked in front of the museum on North Tryon Street from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, and from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, April 1.

For more information on "Tornado Alley," click here.


Discovery Place said...

Thanks Theoden!! You are one of our most loyal supporters! As a reminder: The TIV and Sean Casey will be in front of Discovery Place for public photos this Thursday, March 31 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Friday, April 1 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. regardless of the weather. Please come by!

Anonymous said...

... "star"..?

Anonymous said...

Rats ... Wish I heard of this sooner. Tickets are already sold out. Thanks for posting though. I'll stop by to see the TIV2!