Discovery WW II Doc ‘Apocalypse ’45’ Sets Museum Virtual Screenings

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Discovery Channel and Abramorama have expanded their digital theatrical rollout to military museums on Sept. 2.

Discovery Channel is going back to World War II, this time with U.S. military museums.

Discovery and Abramorama have expanded virtual theatrical screenings for their documentary Apocalypse ’45 to mark the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II.

On Sept. 2, The National World War II Museum, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the Pacific Historic Parks in Hawaii, The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and the Center for Contemporary Arts will each host virtual screening events.

That follows Apocalypse ’45 ‘s virtual world premiere on Aug. 6 from the deck of the USS Intrepid, and from Pearl Harbor.

The Discovery documentary from director Erik Nelson recounts the end of the war with new footage and the voices of 24 men who lived through the grisly end of the battle in the Pacific in 1945.

“We are honored to partner with the Intrepid, the World War II Museum, New Mexico Military Museum, Air Force Museum Foundation and Pacific Historic Parks to bring the story of the war’s end though the voices of the men who lived it," Nancy Daniels, chief brand officer at Discovery and Factual, said in a statement.