Dworshak announces March showings of nature-themed movies

Published March 27, 2012

AHSAHKA, Idaho – The public is invited to attend free nature-themed movie presentations at the Dworshak Dam Visitor Center theater during March, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials at the dam announced today.

These movies will be shown at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the following Fridays:


·         Friday, March 2 – Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog. Angus rescues a stray Golden Labrador he calls Yellow and considers his best friend. One day, Angus’ dad takes him and Yellow sailing; a sudden gale bursts out, and the boy and his dog are thrown overboard. They wash up on a rugged coastal area where Angus' abilities to survive in the wild are put to the test.


·         Friday, Mar. 16 – Open Season. “Open Season” is a cartoon about a domesticated grizzly bear and lively mule deer that join with other animals to rule the forest. This movie rated PG, Parental Guidance suggested – contains some rude humor, mild action and brief language.


·         Friday, Mar. 23 – Over The Hedge. “Over The Hedge” is a comedy about hungry critters that wake up from hibernation to find human development in their habitat. This movie is intended for older kids and is rated PG, Parental Guidance suggested – contains some mild, rude humor.


·         Friday, Mar. 30 – A Bug’s Life. “A Bug’s Life” is an animated feature offering a new perspective about the adventurous world of bugs. Rated G, for General Audiences.


Prior to each movie, Dworshak Dam Visitor Center staff will provide a 10-15 minute presentation about the wildlife or natural history depicted in the film. Dworshak staff would also like to invite the public to explore the many educational and fun displays at the visitor center, including a water safety room where children can play in a boat, create water safety posters and try on life jackets.

Visitors are welcome to eat their lunch at the covered picnic tables outside the visitor center, or visit nearby Viewpoint Day Use Area, which offers picnic tables, a lawn area and a scenic overlook of the dam.

Movie seating is limited to the first 50 guests. All children 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the movie. For more information about the movies, water safety, recreation opportunities and current conditions, call the visitor center during business hours at 208-476-1255.


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