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Movie and popcorn series at Discovery Center

BY: Community Papers of WNY Staff | December 01, 2012

The Erie Canal Discovery Center is pleased to announce a new series of weekly documentary movies, “Movies and Popcorn” to be shown every Saturday morning this winter at 11 a.m. beginning Dec. 15.

These full-length features will include several award-winning productions from around WNY as well as other documentaries and travelogues prepared by National Geographic and PBS.

The first film in the series is entitled, “Celebrate Niagara-USA,” a feature film produced by Trellis Marketing of Buffalo which aired this summer on local broadcast stations. This fascinating video includes segments of over a dozen local tourist and cultural attractions around Niagara County, including the Erie Canal Discovery Center and the Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride in Lockport.

“If you didn’t get a chance to see this film on TV, this would be a good opportunity to see the show, and we’ll even throw in the popcorn for your enjoyment,” said Discovery Center Director Douglas Farley.

The schedule of upcoming Saturday matinees includes:

• Dec. 22 “WNY from A to Z,” a local travelogue by WNED

• Dec. 29 “Lockport Old Home Week Parade,” the complete 2010 centennial parade by LCTV

• Jan. 5 “Lockport Remembers 180 Years of History,” filmed in Lockport in 2008 by Low Bridge Productions

• Jan. 12 “Lock-Tide,” the story of how boats travel uphill by Low Bridge Productions

Additional new films will continue throughout the winter months. Admission to these feature films is included in Erie Canal Discovery Center general admission of $6 adults, $5 seniors and $4 students.

Reservations, though not required, are encouraged and can be made by calling 439-0431.

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