IMAX Niagara Theatre

IMAX Niagara Theatre

June 30, 2011 16:29 ET

IMAX Niagara Celebrates Anniversary of Niagara Falls Daredevils

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 30, 2011) -

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Daredevil Exhibit in Niagara Falls, ON offers free admission with purchase of a Niagara IMAX theatre ticket until July 5, 2011.

June 30, 2011, Niagara Falls, ON IMAX Niagara is celebrating 2 daredevil anniversaries this holiday weekend. On July 2, 1984, Karel Soucek, self-proclaimed "last of the Niagara Daredevils" went over the falls in his red and white barrel. The IMAX Niagara Theatre is also commemorating the feat of George Starharkis, who plunged over the Falls on July 5, 1930. Soucek's attempt was successful, whereas the result was only favourable for Starhakis' 125 year old turtle as George died from his attempt.

The Daredevil Exhibit at the IMAX Niagara Theatre is home to both of these daredevil's barrels. Inside the gallery, people can hear the stories, touch the vessels and then imagine the courage (or the insanity) that is must have taken to climb into a barrel and throw yourself over the edge. The exhibit contains multiple barrels and artifacts along with the fascinating stories of the Niagara and of the Daredevils themselves. Of all the things to do in Niagara Falls, this truly is a hair-raising experience.

The IMAX Niagara Theatre, is offering Free Admission to the Daredevil Exhibit with purchase of an IMAX ticket until July 5th. In honour of Soucek and Starharkis, the anniversary of their stunts over Niagara Falls, people can see the Niagara Falls IMAX film then visit the gallery and touch a piece of history. To receive your coupon visit and download it from the news and events section of the site.

About IMAX Niagara Theatre: The Niagara Movie at the IMAX Niagara Theatre is a powerful and involving film experience that brings reality to life on a screen over six stories high, supported by 12, 000 watts of earth shaking digital surround sound. IMAX's ground-breaking photographic technique lets audience members discover the thundering Falls from a completely new and exhilarating perspective, and plunge over them along with history's daredevils. The movie is shown in 8 languages and is shown daily.

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