Island of Lemurs: Madagascar Opens at the National Museum of Natural History April 4

March 21, 2014
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Island of Lemurs: Madagascar will launch in 3-D at the Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History April 4. Tickets are on sale now at

Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, Dolphin Tale) narrates the IMAX 3-D documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, the story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. The 39-minute film reunites Freeman with Drew Fellman, who also wrote and produced the 2011 IMAX 3-D documentary Born to Be Wild, and director David Douglas, who served as director of photography on that film.

Captured with IMAX 3-D cameras, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species, but they are now highly endangered. Audiences will be introduced to trailblazing scientist Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Entertainment. The IMAX 3-D release of Island of Lemurs: Madagascar will be digitally remastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX Digital Remastering technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theater geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie. More information about Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is available at

Individual tickets for Island of Lemurs: Madagascar are on sale now and may be purchased up to two weeks in advance. Groups of 10 or more may reserve tickets now for any date during the film’s expected run. The public may visit any Smithsonian Theaters box office, call (866) 868-7774 or visit for information and to purchase tickets.

The Johnson IMAX Theater is located on the first floor of the National Museum of Natural History at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W. The theater’s 84-by-61-foot screen is the largest in Washington, D.C.


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