November 30, 2015—The National Infantry Museum opens its new Giant Screen Theater on December 3 with “The New American Freedom Train.” The show features award-winning Nashville recording artist Tim Maggart, a band of talented musicians, and an inspiring and patriotic multimedia show.

“It’s the perfect event for introducing the new theater,” said National Infantry Museum Foundation President Ben Williams. “It will take full advantage of the new giant screen, and will show off the new stage we’ve installed. And it will appeal to our audiences, who share Tim Maggart’s appreciation for the military.”

The show, which starts at 7 p.m., is free, but reservations must be made in advance.

The addition of a stage was part of a just-completed $1.8 million renovation of the theater. The stage will allow more flexible use of the 289-seat auditorium. Other improvements include the conversion from film projection to a state-of-the-art digital projection system, which was designed and installed by D3D Cinema. The theater's new 6P Christie Laser Projection System is currently installed in only two other American theaters. The Giant Screen Theater at the National Infantry Museum will be the first in the southeast to use laser projection.

Also part of the theater’s grand reopening is a film schedule including a new documentary and a popular holiday film that has become a family tradition at the museum. The Polar Express 3D starts with two shows on Saturday, December 5. The Conductor will be back punching golden tickets at select screenings.

And on Saturday, December 12, Muscogee Moms will help host two Polar Express Pajama Parties with free holiday crafts for the kids.

The museum’s theater will be the first in the nation to screen a new 3D documentary called Space Next. The film will transport audiences to the past, present and future of space exploration and travel. Space Next opens Friday, December 4.

Source: National Infantry Museum