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Special Screening of Disney’s Oceans Movie to Benefit FAU’s Harbor Branch

            BOCA RATON, FL ( April 15, 2010 )Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is teaming with the Majestic 11 theater of Vero Beach to present a special screening of Disneynature’s new movie, Oceans, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday April 23.  The screening will be preceded by a cocktail reception at the theater and a short presentation about Harbor Branch.  Majestic 11 is located at 940 14 th Lane, Vero Beach. 

The reception will begin at 6 p.m., and a brief introduction by Harbor Branch Associate Executive Director Pete Tatro will begin at 7 p.m.  Tickets will cost $15 for adults and $10 for children, and can be pre-ordered by visiting http://www.cinemaworldonline.com/vero/showtimes.asp .  O nce there, scroll down to “Oceans VIP,” and click on the 6 p.m. show time. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and if still available, can be purchased at the box office the evening of the show .

The follow summary describes Oceans - “Disneynature, the studio that presented the record-breaking film, “Earth,” brings OCEANS to the big screen on Earth Day 2010. Nearly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface is covered by water and OCEANS boldly chronicles the mysteries that lie beneath.  Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud dive deep into the very waters that sustain all of mankind—exploring the playful splendor and harsh reality of the weird and wonderful creatures that live within. Featuring spectacular never-before-seen imagery captured by the latest underwater technologies, OCEANS offers an unprecedented look beneath the sea in a powerful yet enchanting motion picture that unfolds on April 22, 2010.”  The movie trailer can be seen by visiting http://disney.go.com/disneynature/oceans/?cmp=dmov_dpic_oceans_psg_title_oceans     

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of Harbor Branch membership program. Find out more about this program at http://www.fau.edu/hboi/GetInvolved.php.  For more information, call Patti Gibbons, 772-465-2400 ext. 559.

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About Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute:
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University is a research institute dedicated to exploration, innovation, conservation and education related to the oceans.  Harbor Branch was founded in 1971 as a private non-profit organization. In December 2007, Harbor Branch joined Florida Atlantic University. The institute specializes in ocean engineering, at-sea operations, drug discovery and biotechnology from the oceans, coastal ecology and conservation, marine mammal research and conservation, aquaculture, and marine education. For more information, visit www.hboi.fau.edu .

About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit www.fau.edu

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