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New Films...Very Cold and Very Hot

1/16/2007
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Coming to the Wells Fargo CineDome on Sat., Jan. 27 and running through May 25, 2007 are two new films for the big screen that, depending on your preference, will either chill you to the bone or take the chill out of your bones. Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure will be shown on the even hours and Ring of Fire will be shown on the odd hours. Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure tells the extraordinary true story of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s now-legendary 1914-1916 British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. While never accomplishing its goal of the first crossing of the Antarctic continent, this expedition has become a larger-than-life testament to heroism and human endurance, with all 28 men surviving nearly two years in the barren, frigid Antarctic when their ship, "Endurance", was caught in pack ice and eventually crushed. Beyond including the super-sized, crystal-clear, “you-are-there” images for which giant-screen films are best known, Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure features the original still photography and 35mm motion-picture footage of Frank Hurley, the official photographer for the "Endurance" expedition. From one extreme to another, Ring of Fire takes viewers around the Pacific Rim, home to the massive family of volcanoes that ring the Pacific Ocean. This award winning film introduces audiences to these immense volcanic forces and the half-billion people that coexist with them around the world. Ring of Fire visits the birth of a new volcano in Chile and relives history with the incredible eruption of Mount St. Helens. Computer generated imagery takes viewers on a ride to the center of the Earth to see how geological forces serve to create some of nature's most formidable occurrences. These films are sponsored by Wells Fargo. Media sponsors are KTTW FOX TV and KSOO 1140 AM. ### EDITOR’S NOTE: Images are available online at www.washingtonpavilion.org. Choose “general information” and the “media information” link. User name: media Password: photo