Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Perot Museum Showcases The Hoglund Foundation Theater and National Geographic Partnership

Achieving a major milestone in its 18-month history, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science recently announced a five-year, multi-faceted partnership with scientific and educational giant National Geographic that makes it the only museum in Texas – and one of just a handful in America – boasting the exclusive alliance.
 
The partnership will involve branding of the Museum’s 3D theater; regional movie premieres and special access to Nat Geo’s vast film library; a speaker series and visits from Nat Geo experts; and world-class exhibitions created by Nat Geo along with photography workshops, travel opportunities and special benefits and discounts for Museum members.
Perot Museum chair Carolyn Perot Rathjen; John Wickstrom, director of film distribution for National Geographic Entertainment; Colleen Walker, the new Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Officer; Mike Costello, vice president of people; Kelly Hoglund Compton; and Jennifer Scripps, vice president of revenue operations

 The summer film line-up includes Pandas: The Journey Home 3D, presented by National Geographic; Flight of the Butterflies 3D; and Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D.“We are thrilled to have the Perot Museum come on board as a partner,” said Mark Katz, president of distribution for National Geographic Cinema Ventures. “Not only will this partnership allow us to bring our films to Dallas, but the Perot Museum’s support will assist in our ongoing efforts to create engaging films for audiences here and around the world. Our goals are aligned, and our joint commitment to high-quality content makes this partnership a natural extension of both organizations’ missions.”

One of the most prominent aspects of the partnership is the Museum’s state-of-the-art 3D theater, which will now carry the National Geographic name The Hoglund Foundation Theater, a National Geographic Experience. The 297-seat theater boasts the most sophisticated digital projection available today and an immersive surround sound system. It allows quick program changes, the brightest and most crystal-clear images and presents striking colors through 4K digital projection.

The partnership will give the Perot Museum access to National Geographic’s entire inventory of stunning and award-winning long and short 2D and 3D films, plus the benefit of hosting local premieres and runs of all new National Geographic releases. The Museum will be the exclusive local host of the Nat Geo Live speakers series, where some of the biggest names in science will come to the Museum to share their discoveries and adventures.
 
Click here for Summer lineup of films.
 

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