Historical Museum to screen "Lost Continent"
Movie offered in conjunction with "Hatching the Past" exhibit

For immediate release February 16, 2007


Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858

(DES MOINES) – The State Historical Museum’s “Movies at the Museum” film series continues next month with “Lost Continent (1951),” a feature length science-fiction film presented in conjunction with “Hatching the Past: the Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt.”

The movie will be screened 4:30 p.m. March 3 and at 7 p.m. March 8. The March 1 screening at 7 p.m. has been rescheduled to the latter date due to inclement weather. Tickets are $5 and are available at www.iowatix.com or at the door. The State Historical Museum is at 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines’ Historic East Village.

Starring Cesar Romero, the movie follows an atomic-powered rocket fired from White Sands Missile Base that is lost in an unexplored region of the South Pacific. When a military expedition is dispatched to find it, their plane loses control and crash-lands on a strange uncharted island – a lost world of prehistoric dinosaurs and vast radioactive uranium fields.

The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and is a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa’s past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa’s historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. Visit www.iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111 for more information.


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