VICTORIA, BC – The Emerald Isle comes to Victoria, BC this Saturday April 23, 2022, as the giant screen documentary Ireland, opens at IMAX.
This stunning cinematic experience, narrated by Liam Neeson, takes audiences on a journey to explore the stunning wonders and rich cultural heritage of the island of Ireland from Trinity College Library and the world’s most famous illuminated manuscript, The Book of Kells, to such spectacular natural landmarks as the giant Cliffs of Moher, the volcanic Giant’s Causeway and the rugged Skellig Islands where researchers are studying local puffins. Led by Irish writer Manchán Magan, violinist Patricia Treacy and four Irish teens looking to connect with their Irish heritage, audiences will rediscover the vibrant traditions, language, and sacred customs of this ancient land.
“Ireland has long captivated the world’s imagination with its rich history and picturesque landscapes, and with this film we hope to share with audiences all the wonder and cultural diversity that makes the island of Ireland so unique and special,” said director Greg MacGillivray, “Our story intertwines Ireland’s ancient past with its vibrant future, and I hope the film ignites a new appreciation for the vast, natural beauty and fascinating, cultural traditions of this magical place.”
“There is a movement in Ireland to reconnect with our heritage, to rediscover what it means to be Irish, and I am delighted to help bring the joy and diversity of all that Ireland has to offer, both the old and the new.” said Liam Neeson. “As viewers experience Ireland’s great beauty and humanity on the world’s largest screens, they will fall in love all over again.”
Ireland is showing at 11am, 2pm and 6pm daily at IMAX® Victoria from April 23.
For more information about IMAX® Victoria showtimes and tickets, visit the website.
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About the Royal BC Museum: The Royal BC Museum explores the province’s human history and natural history, advances new knowledge and understanding of BC, and provides a dynamic forum for discussion and a place for reflection. The museum and archives celebrate culture and history, telling the stories of BC in ways that enlighten, stimulate and inspire. Located in Victoria on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen (Songhees and Xwsepsum Nations), we are a hub of community connections in BC–onsite, offsite and online–taking pride in our collective histories.
About MacGillivray Freeman Films
MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world’s foremost independent producer and distributor of giant screen 70mm films with more than 45 films for IMAX and giant-screen theatres to its credit. Throughout the company’s 50-year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two Academy Award® nominations for The Living Sea and Dolphins and three films inducted into the IMAX Hall of Fame, including Everest, the highest grossing giant screen film of all time. MacGillivray Freeman’s films are known for their artistry and celebration of science and the natural world. It is the first documentary film company to reach the one-billion-dollar benchmark for worldwide box office. Visit https://macgillivrayfreeman.com/.
About Tourism Ireland
Tourism Ireland is the organization responsible for promoting the island of Ireland as a leading holiday destination. In 2019, we welcomed 11.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of €5.9 billion. Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 33 market sites available in 30 different countries in 11 language versions around the world.