The Big Picture 

Why is it that whenever anybody starts talking about what to do with the Pyramid, nobody ever recommends using the former "Tomb of Doom" to store mummies? That's what pyramids do best, isn't it?

Maybe this lack of vision stems from the fact that in spite of the History Channel's best endeavors, our civic leaders have never been properly fired up about those ancient but unsettlingly well-preserved corpses from the shifting sands of northern Africa. Of course, all that could change if the mayor and the City Council go to see Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs when it screens as part of the Pink Palace Museum's IMAX Film Festival, starting on January 3rd.

Narrated by horror-film icon Christopher Lee, Mummies uses the big-screen format to explore some of ancient Egypt's most compelling mysteries. It takes an up-close look at the techniques used to embalm and hide the bodies of the Nile Valley's god kings. It also looks at the Egyptology craze that took hold in parlors across the civilized world during the late 19th century when explorers were pulling mummies out of the earth at an astonishing rate.

Not into mummies? That's okay. The IMAX festival also includes films about dinosaurs, marine life, extreme weather, and big mountains.

Pink Palace IMAX Film Festival: "Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs"; "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure"; "Hurricane on the Bayou"; "The Living Sea"; and "Everest." Saturdays and Sundays, January 3rd-March 1st. For a complete schedule and more information, go to memphismuseums.org.

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

Hungry Memphis

Zopita's on the Square to open Nov. 19

We Saw You

Indie Film Fest, Grilled Cheese Fest, Adapt-A-Door and more!

Hungry Memphis

Little Italy Opening Downtown

News Blog

Seven Vie for Vacant District 1 Council Seat

News Blog

Group of White Women Test Mall’s No Hoodie Policy

Hungry Memphis

The Nine Now Open

Fly On The Wall Blog

What’s Kids in the Hall Co-Founder Kevin McDonald Doing in Memphis?

Hungry Memphis

Gordon Ramsay's in Memphis to Save a Restaurant!

News Blog

TVA CEO Set to Retire in April

News Blog

Leaders Work to Revamp Public Art Guidelines

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Chris Davis

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation