New movie opens at Fernbank’s Giant Screen Theater

The Emerald Isle comes to Atlanta in the new giant screen documentary Ireland, narrated by Liam Neeson, opening to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day on Mar. 17, in Fernbank Museum’s Giant Screen Theater.

Ireland, from MacGillivray Freeman Films, explores the natural 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 spectacular natural landmarks such as the giant Cliffs of Moher, the volcanic Giant’s Causeway and the rugged Skellig Islands, where researchers are studying local puffins.

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“As a natural history museum, Fernbank is dedicated to exploring the diversity of life on our planet, which includes the rich tapestry of human cultures from both the past and present,” says Dr. Bobbi Hohmann, McClatchey Curator and Fernbank’s VP of Programming and Collections. “This amazing new film captures the vibrant cultural history and traditions found on the island, but also provides glimpses into its natural beauty. That is a winning combination for our audience.”

Led by Irish writer Manchán Magan, violinist Patricia Treacy and four Irish teens looking to connect with their Irish heritage, the film connects with audiences to 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, to IMAX and giant-screen audiences worldwide,” 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.”

Narrated by internationally acclaimed actor Liam Neeson, Ireland is a MacGillivray Freeman film presented by Tourism Ireland. The film is directed by two-time Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Greg MacGillivray.

Ireland shows daily in Fernbank’s Giant Screen Theater at Fernbank and is included with general admission. General admission includes choice of one film. Because availability is limited, advanced reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets purchased online are discounted. When purchased at the box office or over the phone, tickets may be sold out, do not receive discounts, and may result in higher ticket prices. General admission to Fernbank includes three floors of exhibits in the natural history museum, choice of one giant screen film, and 75 acres of nature explorations in Fernbank Forest and WildWoods. Fernbank is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta, minutes from midtown Atlanta and downtown Decatur.

For information, showtimes and to reserve tickets, visit FernbankMuseum.org. General admission tickets are $24.95 for adults, $23.95 for seniors, $22.95 for children ages 3-12, free for children ages 2 and younger, and free for Fernbank Members.

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This film is family-friendly and has a run time of 40 minutes. For more information, please visit https://irelandmovie.com/.

Ireland is sponsored locally by Isdell Family Foundation.

General admission includes choice of one film. Because availability is limited, advanced reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets purchased online are discounted. When purchased at the box office or over the phone, tickets may be sold out, do not receive discounts, and may result in higher ticket prices.

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