Angeles, CA - Ocean Oasis is a new giant-screen
film that takes audiences on a fascinating journey
into the bountiful seas and pristine deserts of
two remarkably different but inextricably linked
worlds - Mexico's Sea of Cortés and the Baja
California desert. What powerful geologic forces
collided to carve out this unique region? What drives
the strong currents that make this ocean so unusually
rich in nutrients? How does life thrive in a seemingly
barren landscape? Ocean Oasis mesmerizes
us with revealing and memorable scenes that explore
side-by-side with a graceful giant manta ray as
it arches and swoops through water sparkling under
the hot Baja California sun. Witness the pageant
of migrating whales, the elaborate tango of courting
terns, the battles of lumbering elephant seals.
Fly over sweeping vistas of snow-capped mountains,
vast deserts, palm oases, and mangrove swamps -
then plunge into astonishing underwater sequences
of rarely seen marine life.
Oasis is both visually stunning and provocative,
compelling in its message that this little-known
region is a treasure worth preserving. The landmark
film was produced by the California film company,
Summerhays Films, in collaboration with the San
Diego Museum of Natural History and Mexico's oldest
conservation organization, PRONATURA, with proceeds
to be donated towards conservation, education and
research in the Baja California peninsula and the
Sea of Cortés.
Oasis begins a six-month run at the California
Science Center IMAX Theater, located in Exposition
Park near downtown Los Angeles, on Friday, June
22, 2001, when it will open to the public with daily
showings. The Washington Post used words such as
"ravishing," "submarine poetry,"
and "visual elegance" to describe Ocean
Oasis. The Orlando Sentinel called Ocean
Oasis "the quintessential IMAX film."
unique feature of the film's run at the California
Science Center IMAX Theater is the ability of audiences
to enjoy the film in either English or Spanish.
Headsets will be available at the box office, for
each showing to those who want to hear the narration
Science Center IMAX Theater is located at 700 State
Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles. Enter visitor
parking lot at 39th & Figueroa Street; parking
is $6. Both the Science Center and IMAX Theater
are wheelchair accessible.
prices for IMAX films range from $4.25 to $7.00.
Call 213.744-7400 for information. For advance ticket
purchase and group rates, phone 213.744-2019.
from the IMAX Theater support Science Center exhibits
and programming. Guests should call 213.744-7400
to confirm film schedule prior to their visit. For
more information, visit the Ocean Oasis page
on our website.