Saturday, March 26, 2005

Imax: Part V

From the St. Louis Post Dispatch:

"Science Center film sparks vandalism

Vandals splashed red paint and scrawled anti-war slogans on the St. Louis Science Center, which is showing an Omnimax movie about piloting F-15 Eagle fighters, a center spokeswoman said.

She said workers cleaned the walls and cut away part of a movie poster that was defaced with obscenities. The vandalism, discovered early Thursday morning, did about $4,000 in damage.

The movie is called "Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag," a reference to the air-war training programs at Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas."

Blame is being placed on local peace activists who claim the movie is a propaganda piece financed by the Boeing company. As yet, however there are NO suspects and police are reviewing surveillance tapes.

On an unrelated note, there is a drive afoot to get as many Imax centers as possible to show the movie "Volcanoes of the Deep Sea" It is not on the St. Louis Science Center's Calander as of this post. Perhaps we should call (St. Louis Science Center 314-289-4444) or email the public relations manager -Dorothy Hutchinson-Gross at

Red State Rabble has contact info for other Imax theaters around the midwest, and I should mention I got the idea to email the Science Center and recommend they show the film from him. Didn't think of it myself -still suffering brain meltdown.