“Hurricane,” an nWave Pictures Distribution, will open at the Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater on Monday, March 13. The film — a 30-minute, giant screen adventure — is the true story of a 15,000-kilometer journey in the footsteps of one of the most devastating natural events on our planet: the Atlantic Hurricane.
The film follows the journey of a weather system, fueled by a force so powerful that it was revered as a deity by ancient civilizations. From a sudden howling sand storm in Senegal heralding the coming monsoon, the winds transform over the Atlantic Ocean into a raging monster five hundred miles across. Ships are tossed on growing ocean swells, and the violent winds and torrential rains of Hurricane Lucy crash into the rainforests of the Caribbean before causing immense storm surges in the Gulf of Mexico.
Viewers can watch meteorologists and emergency crews as they battle to predict the storm’s path, while those in harm’s way prepare for the worst. Meanwhile, NASA’s satellites and hurricane tracking aircraft capture the enormity of the storm. We see the environmental impact on coral reefs, agriculture and wildlife as the Category 4 hurricane engulfs the region. But once the damage is cleared, the regenerative power of nature is captured as we witness the rebirth of a rainforest and the return of its hardiest creatures.
“Beyond the question of where hurricanes strike, we wanted to tell the tales of the wind. To speak of winds beyond imagination. To understand the stress of waiting; the relief of the near miss. We wanted to observe the fragility and resilience of nature, to discover what the mightiest weather system on earth means to all those who live beneath its shadow,” said producers Andy Byatt, Cyril Barbançon and Jacqueline Farmer.
The Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater is located onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. For information on tickets and showtimes, please call 850-453-2389 or visit the website at
The National Naval Aviation Museum, one of TripAdvisor
’s “Top 25 Museums in the United States,” features nearly 350,000 square feet of displays and is one of the world’s largest aviation museums. Located aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station, the facility boasts more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation, and is one of Florida’s most visited museums. Be sure to visit Hangar Bay One, displaying aircraft of the post-WWII era including presidential helicopter, Marine One
. Among the countless things to touch, see and experience are thrilling 3D and HD flight simulators and the new Blue Angels 4D Experience. Don’t miss the drama and power of the new laser powered Giant Screen digital theater. The Cubi Bar Café offers a unique dining experience, and the Flight Deck Store is the perfect place to find a souvenir that captures the spirit of Naval Aviation. Museum admission is FREE and open to the public. The National Naval Aviation Museum is open daily from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information, visit www.NavalAviationMuseum.org