Visitors can take an expedition down the world’s greatest and most deadly river, the Blue Nile, in the breathtaking cinematic adventure Mystery of the Nile, at OmniDome Theater.
For thousands of years, man has been drawn to the Nile, known as “the Mt. Everest of rivers.” The quest to find its source consumed early explorers from the ancient Egyptians to Napoleon to the legendary Sir Richard Burton and David Livingstone. Over the past century, dozens of explorers have attempted to run the mighty river in a single expedition, but all have failed. At least a dozen men died trying, and in recent years, three were shot, two drowned, and another simply disappeared. Astonishingly, this epic journey has eluded humankind for centuries—until now.
For 114 days, a team of explorers led by Pasquale Scaturro and Gordon Brown faced seemingly insurmountable challenges—class VI rapids, dangerous crocodiles and hippos, gunfire from bandits, malaria, sand storms and the fierce desert sun—as they made their way along all 3,250 miles of the river to become the first in history to complete a full descent of the Blue Nile from source to sea. Throughout the journey that crossed Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt, the beauty and wonder of the magnificent Nile region were revealed as never before.
With the dazzling immediacy of the giant screen photography, the film brings the expeditions’ bold voyage to life with unmistakable realism. Audiences will feel like they are riding shotgun on the team’s 16-foot rafts as they crash through the rapids in Ethiopia’s remote desert canyons. They feel the intense heat, witness the human struggle, watch as the crew overcomes feelings of fear and frustration and watch as the film reveals a wondrous region that is host to abundant historical, cultural and natural treasures.
OmniDome Theater is located inside Omniplex Science Museum in the heart of Oklahoma City’s Adventure District at 2100 NE 52nd Street in Oklahoma City. Admission to OmniDome Theater presentations along with all Omniplex exhibits and planetarium shows is $13.50 for adults (13-64) and $10.25 for seniors (65+) and children (3-12). Children under three are admitted free of charge but must sit on an adult’s lap during the presentation. Stand alone rates are also available.
For more information about OmniDome Theater and its current features, visit www.omniplex.org or call (405) 602-DOME (3663).
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