Fifteen years after the classic film’s release, Jame’s Cameron’s Titanic is returning to the big screen—this time in 3D. In honor of this occasion, the Titanic of Pigeon Forge has set up an all new exhibit, Behind the Scene Titanic Movie Exhibit, that will give detailed insight into the making of the film. The exhibit follows the storyline of Jack and Rose from the perspective of the director. Artifacts include props, costumes, scripts and other collectibles from the film.
Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, made waves after its initial release. Production on the film began in 1995 and it included footage of the actual Titanic wreck. At the time, it was the most expensive film ever made, and received both critical and commercial success. It won eleven Academy Awards and achieved a worldwide gross of over $2 billion. It remained the highest-grossing film of all time for 12 years.
The Titanic Museum of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is the largest permanent Titanic museum in the world, with a façade that was created half-scale to the ship itself and is shaped like the RMS Titanic. Anchored in water, the Titanic is designed to give visitors the sensation of actually being aboard the ship on the 1912 maiden voyage. Upon entrance, each guest is given a ticket with an actual passenger’s name. Over 400 pre-discovery artifacts are included in the 20 galleries.