Tornado Alley at IMAX in Chicago

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Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes, on this heart-pounding science adventure.

Producer Don Kempf‘s latest Imax movie, featuring eight years of tornado footage from Discovery Channel storm chaser Sean Casey, is at the Museum of Science and Industry.


But before the curtain rose on the $4 million project — Kempf’s seventh Imax film — the Wilmette native and resident rode through the farm fields of Nebraska in Casey’s Batmobile-like “tornado intercept vehicle,” hunting storms. The 14,000-pound, retrofitted pickup truck has steel spikes that dig into the ground, bulletproof glass, armor and a turret on top, like a tank’s, to protect the camera.




Armed with an IMAX camera, a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created, the stars of Tornado Alley take audiences on a thrilling quest to experience a tornado’s destructive power at point blank range.

Experience the adrenaline and the science of nature’s most dramatic phenomena!

Details and showtimes online.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive      Chicago, IL 60637

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