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'Jerusalem in 3D' opens April 19, 2014 at the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis

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Jerusalem is a very sacred place for many of us, and the prized destination for people seeking a closeness to the earthly birth and travels of Jesus Christ. Some have had the opportunity to visit, while many of us can only visit through documentary videos and home movies made by friends and family. Now, we have a chance to see Jerusalem as we've never seen it before.

From April 19, 2014 to December 31, 2014, the Pink Palace Museum will present National Geographic Entertainment's 3D film, "Jerusalem," which will be shown in the CTI 3D Giant Theater at the museum. In a press release from the Pink Palace Museum, the presentation is described.

"Jerusalem: sacred to half the people on earth; fought over more than any other place in history; conquered and destroyed, rebuilt and reinvented repeatedly over 5,000 years. Now, for the first-time ever, a new 3D giant screen film adventure immerses you in a spectacular cinematic journey—soaring high above the Holy Land and plunging deep into the vibrant Old City—so you can experience as never before the iconic sites cherished by billions. Explore on a grand scale the intersection of science, history and religion in this enigmatic city.

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch ("Star Trek into the Darkness," PBS's "Sherlock"), Jerusalem gives 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. Filmmakers were granted special permission in the region’s strict no-fly zone, enabling them to capture the first-ever large format aerial images of the Old City and throughout the Holy Land.

Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. Join renowned archaeologist, Dr. Jodi Magness, as she travels underground to solve some of this city’s greatest mysteries. Find out why, after thousands of years, Jerusalem and the Holy Land continue to stir the imagination of billions of people.

An original production from Cosmic Pictures and Arcane Pictures and distributed by National Geographic Entertainment, the 43-minute large format film was executive produced by the late Jake Eberts, legendary producer of movies such as “Gandhi,” “Chariots of Fire,” and “Dances with Wolves”; produced by Taran Davies, George Duffield and Daniel Ferguson; and written and directed by Daniel Ferguson. Large format industry veteran Reed Smoot, ASC is Director of Photography."

Tickets are $7.00 for children (3-12), $8.00 for seniors (60+), $9.00 for ages (13-59). For more information go to Pink Palace Family of Museums or call 901.636.2362. The museum is located at 3050 Central Avenue, Memphis, Tenn. 38111.

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