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Xtreme Adventures Film Festival
October 1 - November 17, 2011
Join us this fall as we take you and your family to the limit with a special EXTREME ADVENTURES IMAX film festival!
Enjoy educational and entertaining films for adventure-seekers of all ages in the highest-quality 15/70 film format and projected on the largest IMAX screen in Michigan! Five spectacular films—all taking the word “adventure” to an extreme — with each film at an “extremely” low admission price! Just $7, all movies, all ages.

experience extreme adventures
october 1 through november 17

Run Time: Approx. 45 minutes
All Tickets, All Ages: $7.00 (October 1 through November 17 only)

In TORNADO ALLEY 3D, join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and become part of his ambitious project to film the birth of one of nature’s most violent storms.  Moviegoers will  “climb inside”  the VORTEX-2 Tornado Intercept Vehicle (TIV) as researchers try to unravel the origins and evolution of twisters in America’s Midwest—the severe weather capital of the world.  Narrated by Bill Paxton.

Click here to access the official film website for TORNADO ALLEY 3D
Click here to download the TORNADO ALLEY 3D  teacher’s guide (grades K-12)


Run Time: Approx. 45 minutes
All Tickets, All Ages: $7.00 (October 1 through November 17 only)

RESCUE 3D provides an insider’s view of civilian and military responses to severe humanitarian crises.  Starting with the Berlin airlift in 1948, this inspiring film takes you up to the present as rescuers respond to the Haiti earthquake, one of the deadliest ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere.  Watch as these highly-trained first responders from the Nevada National Guard and Canadian Forces Marine Command put their lives on the line to answer the call when disaster strikes.

Click here to access the official film website for RESCUE 3D
Click here to download the RESCUE 3D  teacher’s guide


Run Time: 90 minutes, rated PG
All Tickets, All Ages: $7.00

In CONQUEST OF EVEREST: THE WILDEST DREAM, gear up with Everest climber Conrad Anker to retrace the route taken in 1924 by George Mallory, whose goal was to be the first to summit the world’s tallest mountain with partner Sandy Irvine “because it’s there.”  But did they succeed?  Mallory and Irvine were last seen just 800 feet from their goal when they disappeared into the mist.  Seventy-five years later, it was Anker who found Mallory’s body.  This powerful 90-minute film explores the man behind the Mallory legend and Anker’s 2007 quest to honor one of the world’s greatest explorers.  Narrated by Liam Neeson.

Click here to access the official film website for CONQUEST OF EVEREST: THE WILDEST DREAM


Run Time: Approx. 45 Minutes
All Tickets, All Ages: $7.00

Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey across the South Pacific for a spectacular CORAL REEF ADVENTURE Veteran ocean explorers Howard and Michele Hall bring their love of the ocean into action with this film that captures the dazzling underwater world of coral reefs—truly magical places here on Earth.  This tropical excursion through the South Pacific will surprise and delight viewers as well as raise awareness for these beautiful, yet frightenly fragile wonders. Featuring original songs and music by Crosby, Stills & Nash.  Narrated by Liam Neeson.

Click here to access the official CORAL REEF ADVENTURE film website
Click here to download the CORAL REEF ADVENTURE teacher’s guide
Click here to download the CORAL REEF ADVENTURE curriculum guide


Great Journey West

Run Time: Approx. 45 Minutes
All Tickets, All Ages: $7.00

Journey back to 1804.  You’re a part of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery as they set off from St. Louis to explore the vast western lands bought by President Thomas Jefferson in the Louisiana Purchase a year earlier.  Come along on LEWIS & CLARK: GREAT JOURNEY WEST as they face wild animals, cold and near-starvation before meeting the Native American woman Sacajawea, who guides their epic journey to completion.  Narrated by Jeff Bridges.

Click here to access the official LEWIS & CLARK: GREAT JOURNEY WEST film website
Click here to download LEWIS & CLARK: GREAT JOURNEY WEST teacher guides, lesson plans & activities

$7.00 per person, per film.
A $2.50 service fee will be charged for all call center and internet advance purchases.

Parking is always free for IMAX theatre guests!

special information

Tickets are available online at, or by phone through The Henry Ford Call Center (open 7 days a week, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm) 313-982-6001.  Tickets can be mailed when reservations are made 2 weeks or more in advance.  Tickets purchased less than 2 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: All IMAX films begin promptly at their published show times – there are NO commercial advertisements shown prior to the movies.  No late entries will be permitted.)

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.
Metro Detroit often has major construction projects. Please check the following sites for the latest on construction areas and road closures.
Michigan Department of Transportation
AAA Traffic & Construction Report
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