JAMES Cameron’s TITANIC movie exhibit at Titanic Belfast will depart this weekend after a nine-month stay at the home of Titanic.
This is the last opportunity for TITANIC fans to get close to costumes and props from the second-highest grossing movie of all time. The exhibit includes costumes worn by the movie’s stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, along with the steering wheel and telemotor from Cameron’s recreation of the great liner.
James Cameron, in conjunction with Fox International, unveiled the exhibit in September 2012, on the same day the Hollywood director launched the 11 Academy Award-winning TITANIC on Blu-ray and 3D from Titanic Belfast.
Titanic Belfast CEO Tim Husbands said: “We are extremely grateful to James Cameron and Fox International for giving Titanic Belfast visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see items from the movie. After nine months, we are preparing to say farewell to the exhibit, so this weekend (May 25/26) will be the final opportunity get a glimpse of the famous costumes and props at Titanic Belfast.
“It was a pleasure and an honour for the city and Titanic Belfast to have welcomed James Cameron last September. He is a Titanic expert and enthusiast, and we do hope that we can work together again in the future.”
During his visit to Titanic Belfast, James Cameron said:“I want to congratulate what has been accomplished with Titanic Belfast, it’s really quite phenomenal. It’s a magnificent, dramatic building; it’s the biggest Titanic exhibit in the world.
“I didn’t really know what to expect coming in, but what I thought was remarkable about it was, not only that it honors the history and legacy of Titanic itself, and Belfast’s part in the creation of the ship, but it’s also a celebration of Belfast’s contribution to building so many fine ships.
“It’s interesting what this trip (to Belfast) has become. It’s a moment of closure. Ironically, here, where Titanic was given birth, is kind of the end of a journey for me. I’ve done the expeditions. I’ve done 33 dives. I’ve done the forensic documentaries. I have made four films on the subject. This is the end of the journey, which is cool but bittersweet.”
This departure marks the start of a six month period at Titanic Belfast, which will see many events and activities being hosted within the building, including the world renowned Games of Thrones Exhibit. A full events programme will be launched in late June 2013.