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Dome Theater Shows at Exploration Place
Thursday, August 18
Exploration Place

FEATURE FILM: NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE

Narrated by Academy Award winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, and Arches.

Celebrate the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.

Leaves you breathless with a renewed appreciation for the wild beauty of nature.
     – The Miami Herald
“Sure to delight anyone who appreciates top-flight nature documentaries.
     – The Holllywood Reporter
…a rip-roaring, heart-pounding, soulful road trip.
     – FOX News

Run time: 43 minutes

COMING APRIL 1: EVEREST

The dramatic, true story of an expedition of four climbers on their journey to the summit of Mount Everest, just days after the infamous 1996 tragedy in which eight climbers lost their lives in a deadly storm, a story chronicled in Jon Krakauer’s best-selling book Into Thin Air. The unique experience of viewing the film in the dome theater provides an immersive perspective of the world’s tallest mountain and the Sherpa culture and tradition that permeates the Everest experience. 

“Visually gorgeous”
     – The New York Times
“The best IMAX film to date”
     – New York Post
“A breathtaking climb to the top”
     – Entertainment Weekly
“As dramatic as it is fascinating and spectacular”
     – Daily Variety

Originally released in 1998 to blockbuster success and now digitally remastered for a new generation. Everest is above all else a story of triumph over adversity and of the true power and resilience of the human spirit.

Run time: 40 minutes


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Turn It Up to 90 - 90th Anniversary of the Electric Guitar's Wichita World Debut
Thursday, August 18
Wichita-Sedgwick Co. Historical Museum

This special exhibit, featuring dozens of historic electric guitars and, explores Wichita’s connection to the most popular musical instrument  of our time. The Museum has researched this subject since 2002, producing several well-received exhibits, revealing Wichita’s unique place in the instrument’s history.  Visitors will also see the electric guitars from the Museum’s collection that belonged to some of Wichita’s noteworthy players.

Museum Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 11am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Admission
$5 for Adults
$2 for Children (Ages 6-12)
Under Age 6 are Free


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Superpower Dogs in Dome Theater
Thursday, August 18
Exploration Place

Join an immersive adventure to experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real‐life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners.

Follow ‘Halo’, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet ‘Henry’, an avalanche rescue expert in the mountains of British Columbia, ‘Reef’, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coastguard, ‘Ricochet’, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs, and the Bloodhound brothers, ‘Tipper and Tony’, who are leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. As we discover the incredible abilities of dogs and the astonishing science behind their superpowers, we’ll never look at our best friends the same way again!

Showtimes
Vary - see website for full details

Admission
Members - $1
Adult (12 - 64) - $5
Senior (65+) - $4
Youth (3 - 11) - $3
2 and Under - Free

Dome Theater tickets are available for purchase only at Exploration Place. Tax not included. 

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SENSES: Community Arts Exhibition
Thursday, August 18
Envision Arts Gallery and Engagement Center

This exhibition is inspired by how we experience, navigate and understand the world through all of our senses. We are accepting all forms of two dimensional, three dimensional, video, photography, music, performance-based and literary artwork for this unique community exhibition. 

SENSES is open to all individuals of all ages with physical, cognitive, visual and hearing disabilities. The Envision Arts Gallery is hosting this exhibition as an opportunity for those with disabilities to share their creativity, experiences, and stories.

SENSES will be on display at the Envision Arts Gallery & Community Engagement Center from June 3 - August 26 in downtown Wichita, Kansas at the Envision Arts Gallery and online for those that are unable to experience this exhibition in person.


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Big River
Thursday, August 18
Roxy's Downtown

Based on the classic 1884 novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, its music is the bluegrass and country style.  The 1985 Broadway production ran for more than 1,000 performances. A story of a boy who wakes up to the injustice of the world around him, he finds himself almost as enslaved by societal mores and prejudices as his friend Jim is legally to Miss Watson.  A production that delivers a message of equality with a reminder of past mistakes.

The original production was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, winning 7 including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.  A Drama Desk 13-award nominee, the production took home 8 awards.

Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. Roxy's Downtown offers a full bar and food menu. Every show features its own unique menu. 


(316) 265-4400 or marketing@roxysdowntown.com
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