Join us for a special pre-screening event of “D-Day 3D: NORMANDY 1944”
D-Day is the infamous day that US, British and Canadian forces stormed five beaches in Normandy and became a major turning point in WWII.
It all began in 1938 when Germany commenced a complete occupation of Europe, invading Austria and Czechoslovakia. By 1940 Germany had gained control of most of Europe, also occupying Poland, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and France.
By 1941 the United States had allied with the United Kingdom, Canada, the Soviet Union and many other countries to battle Germany, Italy, Japan and their allies, known as the “Axis Powers.”
In 1944, the Allies had engaged the German army on the Eastern Front and planned to surround them by approaching from the West. A secret mission was devised and code-named “Operation Overlord.”
The goal of this secret mission was to gain a larger foothold in the West and breach Hitler’s “impenetrable” Atlantic wall.
The operation, also known as the Normandy Campaign, began on June 6, 1944 and lasted until the end of August when Paris was liberated from German forces.
In honor of this glorious, yet somber event, Arizona Science Center will be exclusively showing “D-Day 3D: NORMANDY 1944,” a large format 3D documentary about the largest military operation ever undertaken code named “Operation Overlord”
The film, narrated by Tom Brakow, takes you through the journey step-by-step of the first day of the Battle of Normandy when Allied forces comprised of over 150,000 men stormed the beaches of Normandy in one of the most significant battles in history.
Don’t miss this opportunity to truly experience this event in our five-story Irene P. Flinn IMAX® theater!
Tickets are only $5 per person with general admission and free for military personnel with ID at the door.
May 17 | 1 p.m.
May 18 | 1 p.m.
Get your tickets here.