Giant Screen Film: 5 Mind-Blowing Facts From “Cities of the Future”

A modern marvel of engineering at the Singapore Airport. (Photo/ MacGillivray Freeman)

We invite you to immerse yourself in our latest giant-screen film, “Cities of the Future,” now showing at the Infinity Theater here at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Narrated by award-winning actor John Krasinski, this film will energize kids and adults of all ages to think about engineering as a meaningful way to help others and leave a positive mark on the world.

In this film, you will discover the thrilling technological breakthroughs — electric autonomous vehicles and aerial highways, solar energy beamed down from space to power entire cities and smart buildings and greener infrastructure to keep us cool — that engineers are working on right now and meet a team of middle school students competing in the Future City Competition.

Museum members receive discounted tickets in addition to free general admission into the Museum!

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Joby electric air taxi flies over a large body of water. (Photo / MacGillivray Freeman)

The film will start regular showings at our giant screen Infinity Theater after March 14. The Museum's state-of-the-art giant screen Infinity Theater includes a new lobby entrance with immersive finishes, an impressive new laser projector and sound system, new audio and visual accessibility features, enhanced programming, 2D and 3D capabilities and much more.

When you come see the movie, here are just a few of the fun facts that you will see, learn and experience:

Fact 1: Futuristic Cityscapes Unveiled

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The interior of a flying car. (Photo/ MacGillivray Freeman)

Get ready to be transported into a fascinating tomorrow as "Cities of the Future" takes you on a wild ride through urban landscapes that defy imagination. From electric flying cars to intelligent skyscrapers, this giant screen promises a visual feast of the coolest tech speeding down the pipeline.

Fact 2: Thorny Challenges Lead to Outsized Solutions

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The Ivanpah Solar Power Facility uses mirrors to concentrate solar energy. (Photo/ MacGillivray Freeman)

The biggest engineering challenge of the next several decades will be tackling the problems of climate change as large cities keep growing larger. The movie shows us that engineers are already using creativity and cutting-edge technology to do that in multiple mind-blowing ways.

Fact 3: Youth Powering the Future!

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Meet Paul Lee, the passionate young engineer leading a charge against Los Angeles' impending challenges. (Photo/ MacGillivray Freeman)

Meet Paul Lee, the passionate young engineer leading a charge against Los Angeles' impending challenges. We learn his story growing up without engineering role models, and how he stumbled upon the captivating and fulfilling world of civil engineering. Now, he's on a mission to show young audiences the wide-open potential of an engineering career.

Fact 4: From Amsterdam Bicycles to Singapore's Oasis!

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An aerial view of Singapore. (Photo/ MacGillivray Freeman)

Buckle up for a global adventure! The film takes you from the bustling streets of Los Angeles, racing to be fossil-fuel free, to the enchanting bicycle haven of Amsterdam. But that's not all – we'll also explore the lush oasis of Singapore, where modern engineering meets a million trees, transforming a sweltering island into a sustainable paradise.

Fact 5: Engineering Dreams Take Flight!

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Paul mentors elementary school students in a quest to triumph at the Future City competition. (Photo/ MacGillivray Freeman)

In "Cities of the Future," youth takes center stage as Paul mentors elementary school students to participate in the Future City Competition, an annual contest where 60,000 middle school students from the United States and around the world compete to create a model future city.. These kids are dreaming up the ultimate 3-D model of an electrically powered city to combat climate change – talk about inspiring future leaders!

As "Cities of the Future" propels you into this futuristic journey, get ready to be amazed, inspired and filled with a sense of wonder about the epic transformation awaiting our cities. Get ready for more than your everyday movie-going experience, your ticket will introduce you to the coolest tomorrow you've ever imagined!


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