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This film opens exclusively in Melbourne’s IMAX theatre on February 8th for a limited season of one month.

 Harrison Ford narrates breathtaking film from National Geographic Studios on how aviation has changed the world. Shot in 7 continents, 18 countries, 95 locations.

On February 8, IMAX Melbourne will premiere LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES, an immersive new giant screen film experience from National Geographic Studios. Narrated by actor and pilot Harrison Ford, it offers a fresh perspective on a modern-day miracle that many of us take for granted: flying.

Using spectacular aerial and nature photography, LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES takes audiences around the globe on an epic journey to 95 locations in 18 countries spanning all seven continents to remind us how, in a single century, aviation has changed our world forever.

Produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (“One Six Right”), LIVING IN THE AGE OF AIRPLANES features an original score by the late Academy Award®-winning composer and pilot James Horner (“Avatar,” “Titanic”) and cinematography by Andrew Waruszewski.

The film highlights the astonishingly rapid advancements that have led to a world in which 100,000 flights take off and land every day. During the vast majority of mankind’s existence, walking was the fastest means of travel. Yet today, just 175 years after the introduction of the steam engine, boarding a jet to travel thousands of miles in a matter of hours is more often viewed as an inconvenience than a world-changing technological marvel.

“We are thrilled to be screening this film in IMAX 2D. There are scenes that will take your breath away,” says IMAX Melbourne General Manager Richard Morrison.

Melbourne’s IMAX is an independent, single screen theatre located in the Melbourne Museum’s west wing. The screen measures 32 metres wide by 23 metres high and has very recently been upgraded to ensure the best possible on-screen presentation in the global market. IMAX Melbourne is home to the world’s largest cinema screen.

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The end of 2014 will mark the conclusion of Operation SLIPPER, Australia’s military contribution to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan, and the International Coalition against Terrorism (ICAT) mission across Afghanistan and the Middle East which commenced in October 2001. 

Since Australia commenced deployments to Afghanistan, over 33000 Australian Defence Force personnel, Australian Public Service employees and Australian Federal Police have deployed to the Middle East Area of Operations as part of the operation. The Prime Minister announced, on Saturday 01 March 2014, that a nation-wide commemoration activity marking the end of Operation SLIPPER will be held on Saturday 21 March 2015. A commemoration activity will be conducted in each State and Territory capital city and Townsville.

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