Here’s an Activity You Can’t Miss at the Henry Ford this Spring

Looking for something new to experience in metro Detroit? The Henry Ford has your answer! Read below as social media manager Lish Dorset explains the excitement around the new Giant Screen Experience in Dearborn and a couple special flicks you can’t miss this spring.

We’ve got a busy year ahead of us here at The Henry Ford! Kicking off 2016, we began work on the transformation of our cinematic offering inside Henry Ford Museum. At the beginning of April, our guests will enjoy a re-invented cinematic experience complete with new 4K digital state-of-the-art projection system, sound, screen and seating when The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience opens. As we like to say, prepare to be wowed.

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The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience will feature unique programs including a venue for the Cinetopia International Film Festival in June, a Thursday Night Flix series and feature films that further explore the people, places, themes and ideas that bring the American experience to life.

To kick-off the opening of the Giant Screen Experience, we’ll be showing MacGillivray Freeman Films’ National Parks Adventure 3D, an immersive film that takes audiences soaring up exposed rock faces, hurtling down steep mountain cliffs and exploring other-wordly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor places. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, the film is an action-packed celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service.

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The upgrades to the Giant Screen Experience were designed by D3D Cinema, who installed the new dual Christie 4K digital projection with MasterImage 3-D technology, the QSC audio system and new MDI premium silver screen for exceptional resolution and brightness. The system features the first museum-based ultra-high resolution 4K projection system in the greater Detroit area.

When the Giant Screen Experience opens, members of The Henry Ford will now have the added benefit of seeing traditional documentary films for free, including new films – National Parks Adventure and James Cameron’s Deep Sea Challenge 3D. Members will also receive discounts to any special pop-up programming, classic feature-length films and more moving forward.

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Tickets for the Giant Screen Experience are now available. For upcoming programming information, make sure to keep an eye on The Henry Ford website.

Lish Dorset is the social media manager at The Henry Ford in Dearborn.

March Madness in Pure Michigan

With March Madness beginning this week, we thought we’d have a little fun on our Facebook page. In the next few weeks, our Pure Michigan Facebook fans will choose their favorite Pure Michigan activity. Here’s how it will work:

The tournament will have 16 activities divided into four different categories. Each day, we’ll post a Facebook question or two with a different matchup. Once the matchup is posted, our fans will have 24 hours to vote on the winner. To vote, just click on the event that is your favorite and the activity with the most votes will move onto the next round.

Here are the first round matchups:

Food and Drink:

Beautiful Views:

  • Watching a beautiful sunset in Grand Haven on Lake Michigan vs. Seeing the Fall colors in Munising in the Upper Peninsula
  • Taking a scenic drive along Oscada on the Sunrise Coast vs. Watching waves crash on the beach in Ludington

Outdoor Activities:

Around Town and Beyond:

We’ll keep you posted on what activities have advanced and we’ll announce the winning activity right here on the blog on March 30th. Don’t miss out your chance to get involved in the Pure Michigan version of March Madness!