Thursday, March 13, 2008

WEEKEND PICK: U2 in 3-D at the Aquarium

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day this weekend with, in my opinion, the greatest Irish band ever - U2.

Better than the front row, even better than backstage, this incredible IMAX film, at the New England Aquarium in Boston, puts viewers onstage with Bono and the rest of the band during U2’s Vertigo tour. The audience rocks out alongside U2 to all of the classic songs, including “Beautiful Day,” “Sunday, Bloody Sunday,” “Vertigo” and “With or Without You.”

Produced by National Geographic and filmed from a series of live concerts throughout South America, the film’s amazingly realistic 3D technology puts the audience face-to-face with the band as drum sticks, guitars and even the crowd appear close enough to touch.

Boston U2 fans are especially lucky: They can see the film on the same screen that The Edge watched it when he previewed the film - the New England Aquarium’s Simons IMAX Theatre.

"U2 3D” will not be released on DVD or shown on TV, so fans have a limited opportunity to relive the Vertigo tour.

Showtimes are:

Saturday, March 15 & Sunday, March 16 at 4:10, 6 , and 8 p.m., as well as Monday, St. Patrick's Day at 5:10 and 7:10 p.m.

Special pricing is in effect for this special presentation. To get tickets or for more information, visit

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