Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano was joined today by Mark Katz, President of National Geographic Cinema Ventures, and Andrew Parton, Executive Director of Cradle of Aviation Museum to announce that the National Geographic Society is coming to Nassau County due to a unique new partnership with the Cradle of Aviation Museum.
“This public private partnership between National Geographic and the Cradle of Aviation’s will allow us to offer new opportunities for school children and visitors,” said County Executive Mangano. “We look forward to National Geographic sharing their films with our residents and expanding this great family entertainment destination here in Nassau County.”
The Cradle of Aviation Museum will become one of only seven museums in the country to join this unique partnership with the National Geographic Society. The partnership will include access to National Geographic’s vast library of films that will be in shown in the museum’s giant screen Dome Theater as well as access to the entire world of National Geographic experiences including exhibits and speakers.
About the Cradle of Aviation Museum
The Cradle of Aviation Museum is home to one of the largest collections of air and space craft in the world. It is located on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. in the Garden City/Uniondale area. The Leroy R. & Rose W. Grumman Giant Screen Dome Theater at the Cradle of Aviation Museum provides a unique experience of motion, sound and sight. The theater is specially designed to give everyone the best seat in the house, and bring you films that take you to places you've only dreamt of going. The new addition of the JetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium provides visitors with a fully immersive experience on Long Island’s largest screen, taking you to the limits of the universe and providing you with a unique view of our planet. For more information please call: (516) 572-4111 or visit their website at: www.cradleofaviation.org.
About National Geographic Cinema Ventures
National Geographic Entertainment (NGE) is part of National Geographic Global Media and combines into a single operating group National Geographic Films (NGF), National Geographic Cinema Ventures (NGCV), Kids Entertainment and Music & Radio. Over the last decade, NGE units have produced or released a number of successful films in both traditional, digital and giant screen theaters, including the Oscar-winning film “March of the Penguins,” Oscar-nominated documentaries “Restrepo,” and “The Story of the Weeping Camel”; giant-screen films “Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure,” “U2 3D” and “Mysteries of Egypt”; and traditional feature-length films “The First Grader,” “The Last Lions,” “The Way Back” and “Amreeka.” For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com/movies.