The Museum of Science, Boston Announces the Premiere of New IMAX Film, CUBA, at Mugar Omni Theater

January 28, 2019

Starting February 15th, Cuba Comes to Life on Screen at the Museum of Science

BOSTON (January 28, 2019) – Visitors to the Museum of Science, Boston will soon be able to marvel at CUBA opening at the Mugar Omni Theater, beginning February 15th. Filmed exclusively for IMAX® and giant screen formats, CUBA immerses audiences in the electrifying culture of the island and reveals why Cuba continues to stir the imagination of the world. CUBA is directed by Peter Chang and produced by Golden Gate 3D, in association with BBC Earth, Giant Screen Films and the Giant Dome Theater Consortium. The film is distributed worldwide to museum cinemas by Chicago-based Giant Screen Films & D3D Cinema.

CUBA tells the powerful story of a land preserved in time, yet poised on the cusp of dramatic change. The nation’s lively culture, meticulously maintained colonial architecture, and pristine ecosystems provide a colorful window into the island’s history and heart. Audiences will be transported across breathtaking landscapes, beneath the ocean’s surface to iridescent reefs, and into streets throbbing with music and dance in the heart of Havana. Through the eyes of Cuban artists, historians, and scientists, the film provides an intimate look this vivacious island nation.

Through this film, director Peter Chang hopes to open the eyes of the world to a fuller picture of this dynamic, multi-dimensional country and its people. "It's the architecture, the large unspoiled swaths of land, and the cities. Cuba is so unique and fascinating. A world unto itself," says Chang. "Seeing the landscapes and the cityscapes on this large canvas will make people realize what’s there just 90 miles from our border. CUBA will be a portrait of this vibrant island at a pivotal point in its history and will bring to life the character and spirit of the land and people as only the giant screen can.” 

“We are thrilled to bring CUBA to the Mugar Omni Theater, transporting our visitors to meet a panorama of faces and personalities on the Caribbean’s largest island,” said Robin Doty, Manager, Omni & 4D Theater, at the Museum of Science, Boston. “We seek out films that highlight the diversity of the world around us, including cultures, the arts, technological and scientific advancements, and more. CUBA captures all of this by focusing on the resourceful people of this unique island nation.”

CUBA will open at February 15th at the Museum of Science. Tickets are available at


About the Museum of Science, Boston

One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces more than 1.4 million visitors a year to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through the world-class hands-on exhibits, programs and pre-K-12 curricula of its William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center. An extraordinary variety of learning experiences span the Hall of Human Life, Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 4-D Theater, and Butterfly Garden. The Science Behind Pixar, created with Pixar Animation Studios, is touring internationally. The Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy® has transformed STEM education nationally and internationally through advocacy, standards and assessment reforms, teacher professional development, and curriculum development. The Museum’s pre-K-12 curricula, including its award-winning Engineering is Elementary®, have reached an estimated 18 million students and 185,000 educators. Visit:

About Golden Gate 3D:

Golden Gate 3D is an award-winning production company dedicated to creating awe-inspiring and immersive film, television, and commercial content. Through innovative uses of cutting-edge motion picture technologies, the San Francisco-based company's diverse creative and production team weaves ambitious concepts and powerful stories into transcendent cinematic experiences that illuminate and inspire. For more information, visit

About Giant Screen Films:

For over twenty years, GSF has established itself as a pioneer in the large-format industry, producing and distributing films that push the boundaries of the medium. Through the magic of immersive sight and sound technologies, GSF’s productions challenge the imaginations of children and adults, offering an inspiring perspective on the world and an unforgettable theater experience. Meaningful educational collaboration and partnerships extend each film’s impact far beyond the theater. The company is recognized as one of the world’s leading and most active large-format producers and is based in Evanston, Illinois. For additional information, visit

About BBC Earth:

BBC Earth is a global factual brand which seeks to inspire audiences in the UK and worldwide with the most incredible sights, stories and characters from the natural world. Commercially and internationally the brand is managed by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC. Since launch the brand has grown across multiple platforms including branded blocks on television, live events, social media, visitor attractions, theatrical releases for cinema and giant screen films and online on  For more information, visit

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