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Rocky Mountain Express through Canadian wilderness
Seen on Science Museum's Omnitheater

Rocky Mountain Express   Science Museum of Minnesota   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Outdoors   seen on Omnitheater

ST PAUL, MINNESOTA  - October 27, 2017   (LSN) Rocky Mountain Express giant screen film in the Science Museum's Omnitheater. It opened earlier this month and runs through January 4. (It will remain onscreen as one of five films included in Omnifest 2018, which runs from January 5 - March 1.)

Opened on Friday, October 13 in the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Omnitheater, Rocky Mountain Express tells the epic story of a seemingly-impossible task: the construction of a transcontinental railway through the wild and forbidding Canadian wilderness. Viewers will witness this monumental engineering project on the Omnitheater’s 90-foot domed screen — the only screen large enough to capture its scale.

Rocky Mountain Express will take Omnitheater viewers on a present-day steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and tell them the extraordinary – and seemingly impossible – story of the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the nation’s first transcontinental railway. Visitors will ride the rails along deep river canyons and over high mountain passes. They’ll discover some of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes on Earth and join in the human drama and epic engineering project that united a nation and shaped a continent.

Rocky Mountain Express Omnitheater film - trailer from Science Museum of Minnesota on Vimeo.

Rocky Mountain Express, a new giant screen film that opens in the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Omnitheater on Friday, October 13, tells the story of the 1880s construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway – an extraordinary engineering feat that defied the odds and united a nation

CP Engine  2816
Engine 2816

The restored locomotive 2816 is one of the stars of Rocky Mountain Express. The Omnitheater’s 90-foot domed screen captures the sheer power and intricacy of this steam engine like no other screen can. Viewers will see – and feel – its majesty when Rocky Mountain Express opens at the Science Museum of Minnesota on Friday, October 13, giving them a glimpse at the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway — one of the greatest engineering accomplishments in modern history.