Life found on Mars! (Never mind, it’s only Matt Damon.)

Smithsonian Theaters Presents The Martian, now playing at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX theater. Staff discounts apply!


The Martian film poster

The Martian

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring  “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission.

Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, The Martian features a star-studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

Tickets are available at any Smithsonian IMAX ticket box office or online at http://www.si.edu/imax.

Staff discounts

Staff and volunteers possessing a valid Smithsonian ID may purchase an unlimited number of Hollywood feature-film tickets for themselves and their friends and family at a special discounted rate of $12.

SI badge holders can see any non- feature length film during a daytime showing once a week for free at any of the Smithsonian Theaters; an unlimited number of friends and family tickets may be purchased at the staff rate of $6.50.

The reduced rate tickets for friends and family must be purchased in-person at a Smithsonian Theaters box office (Air and Space Museum, Natural History Museum and Udvar-Hazy). You must present your Smithsonian ID to receive the discounted rate.  Box offices open daily at 10:00 AM and remain open until the final show of the evening has started. Please visit http://www.si.edu/imax for more information.

Still from "The Martian" courtesy 20th Century Fox

Still from “The Martian” courtesy 20th Century Fox


Posted: 20 October 2015
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