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D-DAY 3D: NORMANDY 1944
Now Showing!
NEW! The 70th anniversary of D-Day will be marked by national and local commemorations on both sides of the Atlantic as well as in Eastern Europe, Asia and Australia. D-DAY 3D: NORMANDY 1944 is a Giant Screen documentary produced entirely in 3D that provides a new, penetrating look at this moment in history in a unique manner to both teach and remind audiences of the largest-ever Allied operation and its lasting effect on the world. D-Day itself is well-known, yet very few people are aware of exactly why and how, during 100 days in the summer of 1944, Normandy became the most important place in the world. D-DAY 3D: NORMANDY 1944 is dedicated to the millions of men and women, soldiers and civilians, who gave their lives in this battle for freedom in World War II.

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about the movie
D-DAY 3D: NORMANDY 1944
Traditional-length IMAX 3D documentary film.
Narrated by Tom Brokaw.
Not rated; running time is approximately 45 minutes.
Opens March 28, 2014; showing multiple times daily.


Click here to access the official web site for D-DAY 3D: NORMANDY 1944.

Click here to watch the official trailer for D-DAY 3D: NORMANDY 1944.

Click here to download an informational brochure about D-DAY 3D: NORMANDY 1944.

Click here to download the Educator’s Guide for D-DAY 3D: Normandy 1944.

curriculum connections
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an event that forever changed the course of history
In May 1943, to counter Hitler and the Axis forces, the Allies decide to open a Second Front on the western side of Europe. The Allied forces, led by General Dwight Eisenhower, have just months to organize the operation, code-named Overlord, that will break Hitler’s Atlantic Wall fortress and lead to the battle of Normandy.

Following significant industrial growth, the U.S. and its allies will, in a very short time, succeed in assembling millions of soldiers in southern England as well as thousands of boats and planes alongside millions of tons of supplies in preparation for the landing on the beaches of Normandy. The choice of location was kept a secret from the Nazis by tricking them through disinformation operations.

Taking advantage of a small window of opportunity, the great offensive armada goes to sea on June 5, 1944. At dawn on June 6, D-Day, the landings begin, with over 150,000 men on the first assault. Despite heavy losses, the landing is a success and, by the evening, the Allied forces have breached the Atlantic Wall.

Following the successful landing, the battle of Normandy begins. Military and civilian casualties run into the tens of thousands, but after fierce fighting, by August the battle of Normandy finally ends. The Allied troops liberate Paris on August 25.

Thanks to Overlord, the course of WWII swings back in favor of the Allies. But it will take another year to defeat Nazi tyranny and restore peace and liberty in the world.

For the first time ever on Michigan’s largest screen, D-DAY 3D: NORMANDY 1944 brings a new perspective to a monumental event in history that changed the world.


pricing
SENIORS age 62 & up, $9
ADULTS age 13-61, $10
YOUTH age 5-12, $8.50
CHILDREN 4 & under, $8.50

MEMBERS 15% off all pricing above

A $2.50 service fee will be charged for all Call Center advance purchases. Internet purchases no service fee.

special information

Tickets are available online at www.thehenryford.org/imax or by phone through The Henry Ford Call Center (open 7 days a week, 9 am – 5 pm) at 313.982.6001. Tickets can be mailed when reservations are made two weeks or more in advance. Tickets purchased less than two weeks in advance will be held at IMAX Will Call.

Please park in the IMAX Theater lot on the west side of Henry Ford Museum.  Parking is always FREE for IMAX-only guests.

(Please note: D-DAY 3D: NORMANDY 1944 begins promptly at its published showtimes. There will only be 1 preview trailer, but no commercial advertisements shown prior to the film. No late entries will be permitted.)

directions/maps
The Henry Ford is located in Dearborn, Michigan on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard, just west of the Southfield Freeway (M-39) and south of Michigan Avenue (US-12).
The Henry Ford
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
From the East or West via I-94:
Take I-94 to the Oakwood Boulevard exit; go north on Oakwood. The Henry Ford is 2.5 miles from the exit on the corner of Village Road and Oakwood Boulevard.
From the South via I-75:
Exit to northbound Southfield Freeway (M-39); drive 4.1 miles to Oakwood Boulevard (Exit 4). Left on Oakwood and drive 1.8 miles.
From the North via Southfield Road (or I-96):
Take Southfield Freeway (M-39) south 4.5 miles past I-96 and exit at Michigan avenue (Exit 6). Continue on the Southfield service drive (veer left) for .5 mile. At the first stoplight, turn right onto Village Road (through the iron gates) and drive .75 mile.
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