Thursday 18 October,
Omniversum The Hague is the biggest film theatre in the Netherlands. Every day, the IMAX dome theatre puts you in the centre of the action with its huge screen. Seated in a comfortable chair you participate in exciting adventures in space and time. All films are shown in Dutch, but it is possible to watch them in their original version. Earphones are available at the counter and can plugged into your seat. It is also allowed to use your own earphones. Omniversum is suitable for children from the age of four, but some young children may find the large screen and sound system rather overwhelming. Below you will find the film program for the coming period.
BBC’s Oceans, our blue planet
Oceans: Our Blue Planet takes you on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, we reveal the untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures.
Dolphins leap for joy through the waves, as we begin our journey into the blue. Our first stop is the coral reefs, where we meet fascinating characters like the ingenious tusk fish that uses a tool to open its food. In the great forests of the sea, we find a cunning octopus who shields herself in an armoury of shells to hide from predators.
As we journey through our oceans, we share these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves.
Great white shark
Misrepresented, maligned, and on the verge of extinction, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great white shark will explore the Great White’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain.
The film will concentrate on three key aggregation points around the world: Mexico, South Africa and New Zealand. Key figures in the history of shark research, people who’s lives have been changed by contact with the Great White, will tell us of their experiences, culminating in a direct encounter between man and shark.
A Beautiful Planet
Join the astronauts Wilmore, Virts and Cristoforetti, and experience what it is like for them looking down on Earth from the International Space Station. Digital cameras were used to make amazing recordings of our planet at night. In addition to these magical images, you can also see the effect of the growing world population. The film also gives a good impression of life in the space station: how do they wash their hair, how do they recycle and how do they celebrate Christmas? Take this opportunity to briefly live the life of an astronaut and learn more about this planet that we call home.
America’s music celebrates the unique diversity of cultures and creative innovations that characterize America, as told through the story of its music. The film follows Grammy Award®-nominated singer and songwriter Aloe Blacc as he traces the roots of America’s music through the colorful locales and cultures where it was born. Visiting iconic cities such as New Orleans, Chicago, New York City, Nashville, Memphis, Miami and more, America’s music explores the collision of cultures that gave birth to such electrifying art forms as jazz, the blues, country, rock and roll and hip-hop. Fly me to the Moon This animation film for the big screen is about the adventures of three flies that dream of travelling to the Moon. It is 1969 and everyone is talking about the first manned flight to the Moon. The teenager Nat and his mates IQ and Scooter want nothing more than to join this historic Apollo 11 flight. They hatch a plot to sneak on board the rocket — and succeed! Their families watch nervously from Earth. After a tricky landing, the whole world watches as Nat joins Neil Armstrong in taking the first steps on the Moon. Fly me to the Moon is an exciting and amusing cartoon (in Dutch) for all the family.
Pandas are beloved around the world, the film is a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family.
At Chengdu Panda Base in China, scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce cubs into the wild. This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear program in rural New Hampshire. What starts as a cross-culture collaboration becomes a life-changing journey for an American biologist who crosses an ocean to join her; a scientist from Inner Mongolia; and a very curious female cub named Qian Qian, born in captivity.
Captured with IMAX® Cameras, join Qian Qian on an exciting new adventure in the mountains of Sichuan as she takes her first steps outside her protected habitat, discovering her true animal nature…even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.
D-Day, Normandy 1944
June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world.
Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, “D-Day: Normandy 1944” brings this monumental event to the world’s largest screens for the first time ever.
Now, for the first-time ever, a giant screen film adventure immerses audiences in a spectacular cinematic journey—soaring high above the Holy Land and plunging deep into the vibrant Old City—so they can experience as never before the iconic sites cherished by billions.
JERUSALEM gives audiences a rare glimpse of the ancient, storied city, as well as exclusive access to iconic holy sites and little-known parts of the region—including the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock, the Jordan River, the Sea of Galilee, and the mountain fortress of Masada.
Films on request It is possible for groups of more than 25 people to choose their own film. You can select a film from Omniversum's film library. Please inform the organisation at least four weeks before your visit which film you would like. For more information, call +31 (0)70 - 41 68 200.
Directions to Omniversum
Omniversum The Hague is located in the Statenkwartier district nearby Scheveningen beach and is easy to reach by public transport, car and bike. From Den Haag Centraal Railway Station and Hollands Spoor, tram 16 will take you to the attraction in approximately 20 minutes. From Station CS you can also take bus 24, which runs between Station Mariahoeve and Kijkduin.
Omniversum can be reached by car via Utrechtsebaan towards Kijkduin. On arrival in the city follow the signs for 'Gemeentemuseum'. There are plenty of opportunities for free parking. If the car park should be full then paid parking is available in the World Forum parking garage at Churchillplein 10, which is about a 2-minute walk from Omniversum.