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.

Inside Look at Pure Michigan’s Detroit Ads

We recently introduced two new TV spots that highlight the unmistakable sounds, sights and energy of Detroit, Michigan. Rather than just sharing the ads with you, we spoke with Dan Fuoco of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau to get his thoughts on what these new spots mean for the city. Read from Dan below and let us know what you think!

We know you’ve all been waiting for it. The ever-popular Pure Michigan television advertisements are now featuring both downtown and metro Detroit so that visitors planning a vacation can preview what we already know: The D is a destination with a ton to see and do — a destination that is Pure Michigan.

“Let’s take a trip this weekend. A trip to another world.” Sounds magical, doesn’t it? The familiar and amiable voice of Tim Allen speaks of greater Detroit as a place to “search for buried treasure, sample rare delicacies, bond with exotic wildlife and share in local customs.” The commercial highlights beautiful scenes from Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum at The Henry Ford, the Detroit Zoo, the Michigan Science Center and elsewhere. Watch the clip below, and share it with your friends!

Pure Michigan also shows the love for downtown Detroit. Tim Allen describes downtown’s “unmistakable sounds and memorable sites and limitless energy” as breathtaking scenes from Belle Isle, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Hart Plaza, Eastern Market, Campus Martius Park, Comerica Park, the Detroit International RiverWalk — the  list goes on — flash across the screen. Take a look. It’s sure to make you want to visit Detroit.

What do you think of Pure Michigan’s latest ads for Detroit? Tell us in the comments section below.

From our Fans: Cars in Pure Michigan

In honor of the Pure Michigan 400 and the Woodward Dream Cruise we asked our fans to share photos of cars on the Pure Michigan Facebook wall. We had so many great photos we wanted to share more than just one. 

Take a look at the slide show below to see some great cars, both old and new, from around the state. Visit michigan.org for more information on car events going in Michigan. 

Do you have a favorite classic car? Share with us in the comments below.