Don’t miss the premiere of “Superpower Dogs” in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium! The film will open on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. and is being brought to Los Alamos by local sponsors Pet Pangaea LLC.
Don’t miss the premiere of the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium’s new full-dome film “Superpower Dogs” on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. “Superpower Dogs” is the latest documentary from IMAX Entertainment, Cosmic Picture and presenting sponsor Mars Petcare. Local sponsor Pet Pangaea LLC is bringing this exciting film to Los Alamos.
“Superpower Dogs” follows six real-life working dogs from around the world as well as their human partners as they brave earthquakes and avalanches, protect endangered species such as rhinos and elephants and transform the lives of people with special needs. The film is narrated by Chris Evans from the films “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Gifted.”
“Pet Pangaea LLC is proud to sponsor this film celebrating the dogs in our lives. In our eyes, every dog in our community is a ‘Superpower Dog’ in how they enrich life and search dogs hold a special place in my heart,” owner Cyndi Wells said.
Audiences will discover the amazing abilities of different breeds and the astonishing science behind their superpowers. Viewers will never look at their best friends the same way again! The stars of “Superpower Dogs” include:
- Halo, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America;
- Henry, an avalanche rescue expert saving lives in the mountains of British Columbia;
- Reef, a Newfoundland lifeguard in the Italian Coast Guard;
- Ricochet, a surf and therapy legend in California who helps people with special needs;
- Tipper and Tony, Bloodhound brothers leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa.
Pet Pangaea opened after the only pet store in town closed and was inspired by Wells’s dog Hana and her step-dog Jasper. Those two once-in-a-lifetime dogs were search and rescue dogs and were part of Mountain Canine Corps, a local wilderness search and rescue organization. With Wells and her husband Mike as their handlers, they participated in numerous successful search missions.
“The result was a store passionate about the well being of your pet. Where you can find products that will keep your pet happy, healthy and safe. This film is being sponsored to honor Hana and Jasper’s legacy, all search dogs and every incredible dog in the community,” she said.
Special “Superpower Dogs” merchandise like plush animals, coloring books and dog bandanas will be available as giveaways for audience members at the Aug. 31 premiere on a first come, first served basis.
Because there is limited seating in the planetarium, PEEC asks that guests please purchase tickets at the Los Alamos Nature Center in advance or call 505-662-0460 to reserve tickets. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Planetarium shows are not recommended for kids under age 4.
“Superpower Dogs” is a family-friendly film with a runtime of 45 minutes. The film will be shown regularly in the nature center’s planetarium. Visit peecnature.org/planetarium to find upcoming showtimes.
About PEEC: PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.
About Pet Pangaea LLC: Pet Pangaea LLC is a locally owned and operated pet supplies store that was founded in 2004. Pet Pangaea is passionate about the well-being of pets and wants all pets to be happy, healthy, and safe. Pet Pangaea does not sell pets and promotes adoption, wholeheartedly supporting the efforts of local rescue organizations. More information about Pet Pangaea can be found on its website: www.petpangaea.com. Events include a weekly walking group called Downtown Dogs and Yappy Hour, a doggie frozen yogurt social event. Events are posted on Pet Pangaea’s Facebook page: www.petpangaea.com/petpangaea. Pet Pangaea is open 7 days a week and can be reached at 505-661-1010. Pet Pangaea is located at 158 Central Park Square.