Apollo 11 Vmax Screening at Maroochydore

First man on the Moon

In 2019, a 90-minute historic movie was screened at the Event Cinema at Maroochydore Sunshine Plaza. 

Directed by Todd Douglas Miller, it was, in reality, a cinematic event that had been in the making for the past 50 years.  Apparently, old 65mm movie film had been unearthed from the bowels of NASA’s archives, along with 11,000 hours of recorded audio. 

The movie was titled simply Apollo 11. 

It told the story of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing mission from the perspective of the astronauts themselves and the team of mission controllers in Houston Texas, along with the millions of observers on earth. 

Screened in the large screen VMax Cinema in Maroochydore, patrons experienced first hand those five momentous days when astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins left the safety of Earth to orbit and land upon the surface of the moon and return safely to Earth.

This image is a photograph of the actual landing site on the moon’s surface.

Read more about the Apollo 11 Mission here.