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Dworshak announces July showings of nature-themed movies

Published June 23, 2011

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

These movies will be shown on the following schedule:

·         Friday, July 1 –“Rascal.” Shows at 2 p.m.  “Rascal” is about a young boy on summer vacation who finds a companion when he adopts a wild raccoon and attempts to turn it into a pet.  Rated G, for General Audiences.

·         Friday, July 8 – “Charlie the Lonesome Cougar.” Shows at 2 p.m. This movie is reminiscent of the historic Clearwater River log drives of the local area, as Charlie the cougar demonstrates his own exciting logrolling skills. Rated G, for General Audiences.

·         Friday, July 15–“Yogi Bear.” Shows at 2 p.m. “Yogi Bear” is a new release movie version of the classic television cartoon series. This movie is intended for older kids and is rated PG, Parental Guidance suggested – contains some mild, rude humor.

·         Friday, July 22– “Wall-E.” Shows at 2 p.m. “Wall-E” tells a futuristic story of a dying Earth which a kindly robot tries to save.  Rated G, for General Audiences.

·         Friday, July 29– “A Bug’s Life.” Shows at 2 p.m.  “A Bug’s Life” is an animated feature offering a new perspective about the adventurous world of bugs.  Rated G, for General Audiences.

 

While at the visitor center, families and movie-goers are invited to experience the many educational displays, including a fun water safety room where children can play in a boat, create water safety posters and try on life jackets.  The nearby Big Eddy Day Use Area is also a place where families can go to picnic before or after viewing a movie at Dworshak Dam Visitor Center.  Big Eddy has covered picnic shelters and tables, cooking grills, a hiking trail, lawn and horseshoe pit, a playground and restroom.

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 reservoir conditions call the visitor center during business hours at (208) 476-1255.

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