ONCE-IN-A-GENERATION EXPERIENCE OFERS FREE SCREENINGS OF THE 360° FILM HORIZON TO SAULT STE. MARIE AND SURROUNDING AREA
SAULT STE. MARIE, JULY 16 – SESQUI’s cinematic dome continues its journey across Ontario this week, arriving at Sault Ste. Marie, as the fourth of seven cities in the provincial tour. In partnership with Ontario150, the cinematic dome will offer free screenings of HORIZON for five days from July 16th – 20th, 2017. The unmistakably red, SESQUIdome will appear in the heart of Sault Ste. Marie outside its biggest shopping centre Station Mall (near the Sears entrance), with a set of supporting festival activities.
SESQUI’s eye-catching, red cinematic dome offers an 80-person capacity with the ultimate viewing experience – shot and projecting 360° film in ultra-clear 9K resolution. Audiences will have a front row seat to the wonders of Canada through the immersive, 22-minute film HORIZON. Shot in all 13 provinces and territories, the 360° experience takes audiences on a journey through Canada, from the spectacular colours of the auroras to the high tides of Fundy. HORIZON showcases Canada as it has never been seen before.
“It has been a joy to share HORIZON with Canadians this year and we are thrilled to bring this experience to northern Ontario, the Algoma region and the city of Sault Ste. Marie,” said Andrea Stewart, SESQUI Executive Producer. “We have seen both the amazing spirit of Canadians and incredible local turnouts and media coverage in our first three tour stops, we expect more of the same in Sault Ste. Marie. As Canada 150 celebrations continue across the country past Canada Day, we hope to offer Canadians a once-in-a-generation experience they’ll never forget.”
The SESQUI cinematic dome is generously supported by the province of Ontario as part of a line-up of Ontario150 celebrations taking place across the province in 2017. Our travelling dome exhibition will be visiting at the same time as the ONtour Concert Series taking place in nearby Roberta Bondar Park. SESQUI is also a Canada 150 Signature Initiative, supported by the Government of Canada.
“Ontario’s 150th anniversary is an opportunity to come together and celebrate the incredible province we live in. A picture is worth a thousand words, and the SESQUI film HORIZON is a visual spectacle of special and unique moments across the country,” said Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “With SESQUI’s dome in Sault Ste. Marie, families throughout the area will experience the magic of Ontario and Canada with this breathtaking film.”
SESQUI has partnered with the City of Sault Ste. Marie and Station Mall to bring the SESQUI experience to the local area. The Sault Ste. Marie tour stop will also provide opportunities for SESQUI, Ontario150, Canada 150 and city and community partner cultural and tourism activations and a chance to win incredible prizes through SESQUI’s People’s Choice Ballot sponsored by Via Rail. SESQUI has also worked closely with its partners at the Bank of Canada and the rollout of their new $10 dollar bill, the Ontario150 promotional support and Parks Canada Canada150 activities and free passes.
“Sault Ste. Marie is very happy to host SESQUI as it celebrates Canadians from coast to coast,” says Sault Ste. Marie Mayor Provenzano. “This is a great opportunity for our community to come together to enjoy the beauty of our country and to continue to mark and celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Confederation.”
“Station Mall is excited to host SESQUI, and is happy to partner with the City of Sault Ste. Marie in bringing this unique tour to our city,” states Melissa Cuglietta, Station Mall spokesperson. “We are very honoured to be one of the few cities chosen on the tour, in celebration of Canada and its 150th anniversary. We are grateful that our community will have the opportunity to experience this 360° Canadian film.”
With a vision to see and understand Canada in new and inspiring ways: SESQUI is a revolutionary 360° cinematic journey into the heart of Canada. SESQUI aims to engage millions of Canadians through its full dome and virtual reality content, online activities and learning programs that showcase the best in Canadian arts and innovation. SESQUI is a Canada 150 Signature Initiative poised to lead celebrations in Canadian communities this year. www.sesqui.ca, #SESQUI2017
2017 is the 150th anniversary of Ontario as a province. To recognize this historically significant year, the government launched Ontario150, a year-long commemoration that is honouring the province’s past, showcasing the present and inspiring future generations. Through Ontario150 grant programs and a series of signature initiatives, Ontario is engaging youth, encouraging cultural expression, promoting participation in sport and recreation, and creating economic opportunities across the province. www.ontario.ca/150 #Ontario150
ABOUT THE CITY OF SAULT STE MARIE
Sault Ste. Marie’s ‘Naturally Gifted’ slogan speaks to the 75,000 residents in the community, as well as the beautiful landscapes in our area. Sault Ste. Marie is privileged with various cultural institutions to appease the interests of any visitor or resident. Situated at the hub of the Great Lakes along the banks of the St. Marys River, our city is an international port of entry to the United States. We pride ourselves on the unique charm of the community and are known as being the ‘Friendliest City in Algoma’. Find out why Sault Ste. Marie is one of the most beautiful and exciting northern cities in Canada! Visit saultstemarie.ca/canada150calendar for a schedule of events.
ABOUT STATION MALL
Station Mall is the most complete shopping complex in the Sault Ste. Marie area. Our centre is located in the heart of downtown, on the beautiful waterfront and overlooks our sister city Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Station Mall is close to a variety of hotels and attractions, and many are even just a short walk away! www.thestationmall.com
Sean Moffitt |SESQUI Head of Marketing & Communications
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Mary Ellen Beninger | Ontario150 Secretariat
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Rick Borean | City of Sault Ste. Marie Communications
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Melissa Cuglietta | The Station Mall, Director of Communications
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