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Blue Whales - Return of the Giants

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Blue Whales: Return of the Giants (3D and 2D)

Showing Now–Sun., June 30

Go on a journey of a lifetime to explore the incredible world of the blue whale, a spe­cies rebounding from the edge of extinction! Blue whales are the largest animals ever to have lived, bigger than any dinosaur, yet we surprisingly know little about them.

Narrated by award-winning actor Andy Serkis, Blue Whales: Return of the Giants is fit for all ages and will transform your understanding of these unique creatures. Through the film, you’ll embark on two scientific expeditions: one, a high-risk mission to find a missing population of blue whales, not seen in 50 years; and the other, to join Diane Gendron, the “Blue Whale Whisperer,” in Mexico’s Gulf of California. In California, Gendron and her team explore the important role these remarkable animals play in the health of our oceans.

Because this new Rangos film is so immersive, you’ll get an unforgettable look into the lives of blue whales. You will additionally uncover the ex­tremes scientists face to study blue whales. Joined by a cast of supporting characters— from dolphins and sperm whales to sea lions and orcas—the blue whale finally gets its star turn … in life size, on the giant screen!

Runtime: 43 minutes

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Fun Blue Whale Facts

  • The blue whale is the biggest animal to have ever lived and can grow up to 100 feet long.
  • Blue whales’ throats are elastic, like accordions. They can expand to hold up to 20,000 gallons of water when the whales lunge for food.
  • Blue whales can eat up to 16 tons of food a day, which would fill an entire dump truck.
  • The small bones in the tail of the whale, called vestigial hip bones, are evolutionary relics. The bones are evidence that whales evolved from four-legged ancestors, which walked on land.
  • A blue whale size is equivalent to the length of about three school buses.

Why are blue whales endangered?

According to NOAA Fisheries, blue whale populations were significantly depleted by commercial worldwide whaling activities. Vessel strikes and entanglements in fishing gear are current primary threats to blue whales.

Please note: Tickets can be purchased up to four weeks in advance.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the show as the show begins promptly at the start time. To ensure a quality experience for our guests, we do not allow late entries.

About The Rangos Giant Cinema

The Rangos Giant Cinema is the most technologically advanced motion picture experience in Pittsburgh, boasting a 71-by-39-foot Certified Giant Screen, crystal-clear images, brilliant colors, and rich surround sound. It features two industry-leading Christie® laser-illuminated 4K laser digital projectors and a premium Dolby Atmos® surround sound system with 49 speakers.

By virtue of the technology, colorful and comfortable architecture, and atmosphere, The Rangos is designed to be a destination that provides immersive and exciting experiences to our guests. After your stay, we want you to feel like you have visited the “Mother of all Theaters.”

The theater’s technology provides extensive capabilities and significant opportunities for you to enjoy a broad range of dynamic content. From Hollywood feature films, film festivals, cult and classic films, to educational and event films, 3D experiences, and extreme special effects, look for something new, exciting, and unique every month.

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