Thursday June 19th, 2014
Limited Engagement: June 27 through July 8 at Tombaugh Theater
(Alamogordo, New Mexico) - It’s been more than ten years since a laser light show danced across the dome of the Clyde W. Tombaugh Theater at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, but on Friday, June 27, that’s going to change. Prismatic Magic, a nationally known laser show system developer, and the museum have teamed up to bring 13 days of captivating and entertaining laser programs to the dome. Nine different laser shows will be featured, from family fun to classic rock, and three special evening showings will be offered.
“Laser light shows have come a long way in the last few years but I didn’t realize how much they had improved until I saw this system work,” said museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll. He added, “This system features the latest laser technology and the show production is excellent. We are very excited to bring this to the Tombaugh Theater, even for a short time, and are looking forward to the public’s response.”
Nine different laser shows will be presented. “Some of the shows are educational or patriotic, others family-oriented and of course, if you’re going to have a laser light show you have to have Pink Floyd,” said Orwoll.
Special evening laser shows will be included in the line-up, as well as daytime features. From Friday, June 27, through Tuesday, July 8, Laser Led Zeppelin and Lasers In Space will rotate between 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. American Pride celebrates America’s unquenchable spirit of innovation, discover, and exploration with a dazzling laser display set to an exciting mix of mainstream patriotic music and current popular music. American Pride will be shown daily July 3 through July 6 at 1:00. Enjoy Family Fun Nights on June 27, 28, and July 5 featuring Laser Mania and Summer Laser Jam, perfect for kids of all ages.
Classic rock lovers unite on Friday night, June 27, as Laser Pink Floyd and Laser Beatles rock the dome! This is a one night showing of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon at 8:00 pm, followed by the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine at 9:00 pm. On Saturday night, June 28 and July 5, don’t miss Laser Pink Floyd featuring the Best of Echoes at 8:00 pm, followed by Laser U2 – three decades of the boys from Dublin in a techno-fusion of laser light and mainstream rock, with a hint of blues and punk for some extra kick.
Admission prices for the laser light shows are $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors and military, $4.00 for children (4-12), with tots 3 and under free.
IMAX movies currently showing at the Tombaugh Theater are Tornado Alley and Hubble. Tornado Alley is a heart-pounding science adventure, following leading researchers Joshua Wurman, Karen Kosiba and Don Burgess, along with the scientists of VORTEX2, on their quest to penetrate a tornado’s inner workings. Hubble takes moviegoers on a journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and on a space-walk with astronauts as they attempt some of the most difficult and important tasks in NASA’s history.
The Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater is located on the campus of the New Mexico Museum of Space History, top of Hwy 2001, Alamogordo, NM. The New Mexico Museum of Space History is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 575-437-2840 or toll free 1-877-333-6589, or visit our website at www.nmspacemuseum.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.