The Great Lakes Science Center will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing with “Apollo 11: First Steps Edition,” a documentary that opens in the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater on June 1. The science center will hold a summer-long recognition of the anniversary of the moon landing, which occurred on July 20, 1969.

The movie, to be shown on the Imax screen, is a new formatted edition of Todd Douglas Miller’s critically acclaimed Apollo 11 documentary. The screen is six stories high to showcase the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the moon.

With a newly discovered trove of 70mm footage and audio recordings, the filmmakers show the final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing and return of this historic mission. “Apollo 11: First Steps Edition” joins astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the Mission Control team and millions of spectators around the world during momentous days and hours in 1969.

The movie runs 49 minutes and will play daily at 3 p.m. in June, twice daily at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in July, and daily at 3 p.m. in August. For more information about the movie, visit For more information on the Science Center’s 50thanniversary of the moon landing celebration, or the DOME Theater, visit

The Science Center is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon-5 p.m. on Sundays.

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