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IT’S SUPER OCTOBER … WITH SUPERMAN ON IMAX®

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It’s a Super October at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, which is presenting some of the world’s greatest superheroes … both on the giant IMAX® movie screen and also live and in person.

Superman is defending truth, justice and the American way on weekends in The Maritime Aquarium via the Hollywood blockbuster “Man of Steel,” which has been digitally remastered into the unsurpassed IMAX format.

And Marvel Comics is sending three of its superheroes to Norwalk on consecutive Saturdays to meet Aquarium visitors and pose for photos:  Thor on Oct. 12; Captain America on Oct. 19; and Spider-Man on Oct. 26.  Times for each are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Who hasn’t dreamed of being a superhero; of having super powers to battle bad guys and alien creeps to save the day?” asked Chris Loynd, the Aquarium’s marketing director. “Whether you’re young or old, you’ve cheered on Superman, Thor, Captain American and Spider-Man and followed their exploits. They’re truly legends of our culture, and we’re excited to be hosting them here at the Aquarium.”

During the Marvel superheroes’ visits, youngsters can pose for photos and get autographs too. Each appearance is free with Aquarium admission: $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for youths (13-17) & seniors (65+), and $12.95 for children 3-12. Kids 2 & under are admitted free.

Meanwhile, over in the IMAX Theater, the Superman story is playing out in the Hollywood film “Man of Steel” at 4 & 7:30 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays and at 4 p.m. on Sundays. Henry Cavill dons the red “S” this time, as a young man who journeys to discover where he came from and what heroic tasks he was sent to Earth to perform. The film’s A-list supporting cast includes Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Dianne Lane and Kevin Costner.

“Man of Steel” is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and also for some language. Tickets for “Man of Steel” are $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for youths (13-17) & seniors (65+), and $9.50 for ages 12 & under.  To combine an Aquarium visit with a 4 p.m. screening of “Man of Steel,” tickets are $31.45 for adults, $28.45 for youths & seniors, and $22.45 for children. For more information about Maritime Aquarium events, exhibits and IMAX movies, go online to www.maritimeaquarium.org or call (203) 852-0700.

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