Tornado Alley is coming to the IMAX theater at the Louisville Science Center and they’ve given me two pairs of tickets to give away to the local premier event. That event will include the two stars of the show: Sean Casey and the Tornado Intercept Vehicle (more info on that below).
Tornado Alley follows daring large-format filmmaker Sean Casey (star of the Discovery Channel’s wildly popular Storm Chasers series) and the researchers of the VORTEX2 initiative on a thrilling quest to witness the birth of a tornado from its very heart. Armed with an IMAX® camera and a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail,
Casey and the VORTEX2 scientists take audiences on a heart-pounding mission while gathering the most comprehensive extreme weather data ever collected.
Carrying a 92-pound IMAX® camera, director Casey and his crew race after storms in TIV-2, a seven-ton armored “tornado intercept vehicle” engineered and built by Casey to help him capture what he considers a cinematic “holy grail,” a shot of a tornado from point-blank range. Tornado Alley is the culmination of Casey’s efforts and gives audiences the chance to ride along—and to experience a visual powerhouse of never-before-captured tornado footage on the giant screen.
At the premier on Wednesday November 2 happens at 8PM you’ll see the movie, eat some popcorn, enjoy a Q and A session with Sean Casey and hear from who I consider to be the least histrionic weatherman in our city: WLKY Chief Meteorologist Jay Cardosi.
To be entered to win all you need to do is leave a comment telling us about your most memorable tornado experience. I’ll pick two winners at random from all the entries I receive by next Wednesday October 26, 2011 at 3PM.
Tickets are only $8 for Louisville Science Center members and $10 for others, and there is limited seating. So If you don’t want to risk not winning the tickets you can go ahead and buy tickets now.