Dworshak announces January showings of nature-themed movies

Published Dec. 13, 2011

AHSAHKA, Idaho – Families and children are invited to attend free nature-themed movie presentations at the Dworshak Dam Visitor Center theater during January, 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, Jan. 6 – Gentle Ben - this movie is about a boy who protects a friendly black bear named Ben.

·   Friday, Jan. 13 – Gentle Ben 2 - the continuing outdoor adventure story about a boy and a friendly black bear.

·   Friday, Jan. 20 – Over The Hedge - 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, Jan. 27 - Grizzly Mountain - a story of two kids who help to save Grizzly Mountain from land developers.


Prior to each movie, Dworshak ranger 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.

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, fall recreation opportunities and current conditions, call the visitor center during business hours at 208-476-1255.                                               



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