EXTREME SCREEN THEATER
Features of the NEW Extreme Screen Theater
• Seats 440 for 2D movies and 380 for 3D movies
• MDI silver screen, 80 feet by 53 feet
• Two 4K digital DCI-compliant Barco projectors
• Two lenses with 6.6K lamps
• GDC 4K digital server
• Three 9-foot-tall JBL stage speakers behind the screen
• RealD 3D
UNION STATION MEMBER SPECIAL:
One free bag of popcorn per membership on production of membership card. No refills.
We the People
This powerful giant screen historical documentary is the story of America's founding documents and the people who wrote, shaped and tested them. From men who would defy a king – to a man who would not let the "more perfect union die – to women who struggled for equality, We the People delivers through the giant screen a powerful national self-reflection and inspires every citizen to uphold the ideals and truths of our Republic – tenets that so strongly influence all our daily lives. Narrated by the iconic voices of Morgan Freeman and Kenny Rogers, We the People is meant to engage and inspire its audience to learn more about and participate in our democracy. Stunning special effects and giant screen surround sound create an a truly powerful storytelling experience. Rated G
Showtime: 12:30pm daily through December 19th.
Elementary and Middle School educators may download these lesson plans to coincide with class field trips to We The People, or for use in related coursework on the Constitution:
The Preamble of the Consitituion, Part 1 (elementary)
The Preamble of the Consitituion, Part 2 (elementary)
The Preamble of the Consitituion, Part 3 (elementary)
Rocky Mountain Express
The Ultimate Steam-Powered Adventure
Showtimes: 10:00am (excluding Sundays), 11:15am, 6:15pm and 7:30pm daily.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
It's Christmas time with the Griswolds as they prepare for their annual family celebration. In this 1989 National Lampoon classic, however, the entire extended family can’t seem to find anything but bad luck and awkward moments. Some of the most outrageous and memorable movie scenes painfully play out for us as Clark, Ellen, Cousin Eddie and all the kids rally to save the holiday.
Showtimes: 1:45pm, 4:00pm, 8:45pm daily.
Purchase Cousin Eddie’s Lucky 13 Special > ($13 for Two Tickets, Two Fountain Drinks & One Popcorn with free refills!)
A Christmas Story
In the 1940's, in the town of Hammond, 9-year-old Ralphie wants one thing – more than anything -- for Christmas -- an official Red Ryder BB gun. Each request – even personally to Santa – is met with, "No, you'll shoot your eye out". Ralph fears he'll never get the BB gun for Christmas. But there may be a surprise in store for him. And, in this 1983 Holiday Classic, there are plenty of familiar but memorable surprises in store for your entire family. That’s why “A Christmas Story” endures and continues to entertain year after year. Don’t miss it on our Extreme Screen, for just $1!
Showtimes: 1:45pm, 4:00pm, 8:45pm daily.
H&R BLOCK CITY STAGE THEATER
Theatre for Young America
‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, November 26 – December 28, 2013
All shows are in the H&R Block City Stage Theatre
Fishtank Theater Company
An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein
Welcome to the darkly comic world of Shel Silverstein, a world where nothing is as it seems and where the most innocent conversation can turn menacing in an instant. The imaginative plays in this collection range widely in content, but the style is unmistakable. The hit of Kansas City Fringe Festival and sold out extension returns to Union Station for ONE WEEKEND ONLY! Recipient of BEST PLAY by the 2013 BEST OF KANSAS CITY AWARDS, featuring Damian Blake, Annie Cherry, Katie Gilchrist, Vanessa Severo, Jake Walker & Heidi Van. Directed by Heidi Van.
THE ARVIN GOTTLIEB PLANETARIUM
Combining interactive astronomy education with spectacular public shows and night sky viewing opportunities, the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium continues to be one of Kansas City's greatest connections to the night sky.
Into The Deep
The deep sea is one of the most mysterious and little-explored regions of Earth. We know more about the surface of the Moon than we do about the wonders hidden beneath the waves of our planet's seas. The deepest parts of our oceans teem with life forms so strange-looking they could be from the realm of science fiction. These fantastic creatures inhabit a realm of underwater volcanoes, engulfed mountain ranges, and vast trenches cut into the crust of the planet. In addition to teaching about marine biology and ocean exploration, Into the Deep documents submersible exploration, and describes the basic physical principles that allow humans to venture safely into these otherworldly landscapes.
Into the Deep is a breathtaking journey of sea exploration originally created by Ogrefish FilmProductions, adapted and renarrated by Loch Ness Productions. It combines marine biology and underwater geology with a history of deep-sea exploration.
One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
A brilliant spectacle of light and color as Elmo, Big Bird and their newest friend - Hu Hu Zhu - watch the stars twinkle over Seasame Street. During the show, children may interact, drawing constellations and counting the time it takes the sun to set.
Solar System Tour
Witness the first show produced entirely in-house for our new digital projection system. This immersive 40-minute space flight is appropriate for all ages. We begin at the sun and travel almost 5 billion miles out to the Kuiper Belt visiting planets and moons along the way.