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Digital Immersion Theater to Hold Free Double Features in December
 

North Hills High School digital immersion theater will welcome community members in December for shows aimed at specific age groups. A double feature of two back-to-back shows will be shown on the 24-foot dome on Dec. 7, 15 and 21. “George and Oatmeal Save Santa” starts at 6:30 p.m. and is targeted for children from preschool through elementary age. “Solar Quest” will follow at 7:15 p.m. and is appropriate for older children through adults.

In “George and Oatmeal Save Santa,” Santa Claus has not come back from his yearly globetrotting trip, and Oatmeal the Snowman must ask George the Wizard to help find Old St. Nick using magic from the stars to guide Santa around the world. This North Hills tradition has been animated by students in Casper, Wyo., and returns for another year on our full dome.

 “Solar Quest” demonstrates how the Sun and Earth are interconnected and discusses the impacts of space weather, Earth’s atmosphere and magnetic field and solar flares.

All shows are free and open to the public, but all digital immersion theater shows require reservations. Reservations can be made by calling 412-318-1000 ext. 3166 or emailing grumskik@nhsd.net. If no reservations have been made by the end of the last school day prior to the show, the presentation will be canceled. Group reservations for community organizations are accepted, and special events for community members and groups can be scheduled.

The North Hills High School digital immersion theater is located on the third floor of the high school at 53 Rochester Road in Ross Township.  The gift shop that supports the North Hills High School Astronomy Club will be open for all shows.

North Hills remains one of only a few districts across the state to offer a digital immersion theater for educational and community outreach purposes in a public high school. It is overseen by high school teacher Karen Grumski.