Starting June 1, "Rocky Mountain Express" rolls in to the St. Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater. You will want to be waiting at the station, as this is one of the most spectacular IMAX movies to date. Using hi-fidelity filming with breathtaking aerial views, producer Stephen Low brings you into the story of the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway through the torturous Rocky Mountain passes as you ride aboard a restored 1930 steam locomotive. Low uses modern technology to allow the audience to experience the journey aboard the "Empress" (CPR 2816) as well as the hardships of the construction workers as they carved their way through the unforgiving Canadian Rocky Mountains. It is not an overstatement that the viewer will feel the exhilaration of riding aboard the steam locomotive, feel the suffering and exhaustion of the work gangs, and feel the triumph of Railway Superintendent William Cornelius Van Horne upon its completion. One does not have to be a train aficionado to thoroughly enjoy the IMAX film, "Rocky Mountain Express."
For times and admission information, please visit http://www.slsc.org/WhatToDo/OMNIMAXTheater/RockyMountainExpress.aspx.