Titanic 3D opened in theaters across the country last week and saw only moderate success, pulling in just under $28 million. Considering it cost $18 million for the 3D conversion, the re-release doesn’t appear it will be the moneymaker studios had hoped. And with The Hunger Games still owning the top spot at the box office with no signs of slowing down, it looks like it will stay that way.
But if you’re more of a historian than a 22-year-old baby-faced Leonardo DiCaprio fan, “Titanic at 100: Myth and Memory” will certainly be right up your alley. The exhibit opened yesterday (April 10) at the South Street Seaport Museum’s Melville Gallery to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic’s launch on her maiden voyage.
“Titanic at 100: Myth and Memory” features mayday communications from the RMS Titanic, personal artifacts from survivors, production items from Titanic films, plus interactive multimedia tours through the ship.
The museum is located at 12 Fulton Street, between Water Street and South Street, and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am-6pm. The “Titanic at 100″ exhibition will run for the next month and cost just $5, which also includes access to the entire South Street Seaport Museum.
The RMS Titanic began its maiden voyage from Southampton, England on April 10, 1912. The British passenger liner was en route to New York City, but struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic close to midnight on April 14 and sank less than three hours later. Of the 2,435 passengers and 892 crew members, just over 1,500 people died.
The RMS Carpathia altered its course from New York City to Fiume, Austria-Hungary after hearing a distress call from the Titanic just after midnight. Carpathia would arrive at 4:00am and take the 705 survivors onboard, returning to New York City three days later.
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