D-Day Normandy 1944
July 6 | 5:55pm
Rated: G | Runtime: 40 min. | 2D presentation
June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, including animation, CGI and stunning live-action images, D-Day: Normandy 1944 brings this monumental event to the world’s largest screens for the first time ever. Audiences of all ages, including new generations, will discover from a new perspective in breathtaking IMAX® how this landing changed the world. Exploring history, military strategy, science, technology and human values, the film will educate and appeal to all. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, D-Day: Normandy 1944 pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom… A duty of memory, a duty of gratitude.
Closed Caption | Amplified Narration | Wheelchair Accessible
Local Veterans that came to see the film share their memories of WWII. Experience D-Day: Normandy 1944 at the Omni Theater and share your own memories of an era.
Local WWII veteran Emery Pope was scheduled to leave the Army December 9, 1941. Pearl Harbor changed everything but he made it home five years later.
North Texas WWII veteran George Cooper was drafted in 1944 and spent a year in the occupation of Japan.
North Texas WWII veteran Sergeant Bill W. McIntyre served in North Africa and Italy from 1942 to 1945.
North Texas WWII veteran George Damiano received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.