Beyond All Boundaries

Beyond All Boundaries

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

The Solomon Victory Theater at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, is the home of the “Beyond All Boundaries” experience created by The Hettema Group. Recipient of the 17th annual Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Museum Attraction, and a 2010 Gold MUSE Award-winner, the 200-seat theater showcases a signature film/theatrical experience on World War II that employs advanced format and immersion technologies. “Beyond All Boundaries” is the centerpiece of a planned $300 million expansion that will quadruple the size of the existing National World War II Museum when the final phase is completed in 2016.

The cinematic journey plunges audiences into another time and place where they feel the tanks rumbling across North African deserts, brush snow from their faces during the Battle of the Bulge and flinch at anti-aircraft fire as it tries to bring down a B-17 on a bombing mission over Germany. This carefully crafted story includes life-sized theatrical props, animation, atmospherics, and sound effects that work seamlessly to create the unique immersive experience.