New OMNIMAX film takes you on the adventure of a lifetime at the Cincinnati Museum Center

. October 12, 2011 . 0 Comments

Rocky Mountain Express opens October 14

CINCINNATI – Beautiful landscapes. Breathtaking vistas. Jaw-dropping chasms. Roaring river gorges. Cincinnati Museum Center’s new OMNIMAX film, Rocky Mountain Express, takes you back to the Age of Steam! Carve an awe-inspiring path across North America on the original route of steam engine 2816. The film opens to the public Friday, October 14, with the first show time at 1 p.m.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Stephen Low, Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a present-day steam train journey through the Canadian Rockies. Ride the rails along deep river canyons and high mountain passes—discover some of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes on earth and join in the heroic human drama and epic engineering that shaped a continent. Spectacular aerial cinematography, archival images and maps help tell the extraordinary story of the building of the nation’s first transcontinental railway.

The completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in 1885 ranks among the greatest engineering feats in history. The project drew on the labor and expertise of thousands from around the world, including a young American railway superintendent named William Cornelius Van Horne, who later went on to become president of the CPR.

Spanning thousands of miles through some of the world’s greatest natural barriers and most forbidding terrain, this grand transcontinental project shaped Canada’s emerging nation, its relationship with the United States and changed the face of North America forever. The success or failure of the venture was decided deep in the mountains and hinged on the decisions about where to build the railway.

Rocky Mountain Express is directed by Stephen Low and produced by The Stephen Low Company/Age of Steam Film Company Inc. (producers Pietro L. Serapiglia and Alexander Low). The film is shot with the collaboration of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

About The Stephen Low Company
The Stephen Low Company is a leading producer of the IMAX® Experience and giant screen 3D entertainment and a distributor to IMAX® theaters and other giant screen theatres worldwide. Filmmaker Stephen Low is the director of 15 giant screen films including the recently released films Rescue, Legends of Flight and The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D, as well as such classic IMAX titles as Across the Sea of Time, Mark Twain’s America, Beavers, Titanica, Super Speedway and Fighter Pilot. For more information please visit: www.stephenlow.com

About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution as well as national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, Museum Center was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Our Union Terminal has been voted the nation’s 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within Cincinnati Museum Center include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, Cincinnati Museum Center welcomes one million plus visitors annually. Cincinnati Museum Center gratefully acknowledges operating and capital support from the taxpayers of Hamilton County and the State of Ohio. For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org.

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