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Fleetster Friday: Meet Mike Lawrence

It’s #FleetsterFriday! This week, we’d like to introduce you to Imperial Beach resident Mike Lawrence. As Theater Operations Manager and Chief IMAX Projectionist, Mike can often be found deep in the basement of the Fleet, preparing giant IMAX film reels for viewing. Did you know that the average IMAX film reel weighs 240 pounds?! Be sure to check out Great Barrier Reef, the Fleet’s newest film, opening July 6! 
 
  • Describe your job in four words. 
Educating under the Dome.
 
  • Finish this sentence: I love science because … 
I’m terrible at wizardry.
 
  • What is your favorite IMAX film?
It’s a tie between Adventures in Wild California and Hubble.
 
  • If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what would it be and why?
The ability to speak a foreign language. I’d like to feel a fuller sense of cultural connection when traveling abroad.
 
  • What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
“God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change; 
courage to change the things I can; 
and wisdom to know the difference.”