New movie set to debut today at Elk Country Visitor Center

Photo by Becky Polaski — A special showing of the new movie at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette was held on Friday for those who assisted with or contributed to the project. The movie debuts to the public today.
Becky Polaski
Staff Writer

Beginning today, visitors to the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette will be able to view a new and updated movie in the center’s story theater.
The new movie made its debut on Friday evening during a special event held for those who helped work on it or contributed to it.
According to Victoria Challingsworth, conservation education specialist at the visitor center, the new movie has a runtime of 24 minutes and is slightly longer than the preview show, which ran about 22.5 minutes. Shows start on the hour and half hour, meaning that with the center’s current hours they will begin at 9 a.m. and the final show of the day will start at 4:30 p.m.
The story theater seats about 28 people and is handicapped accessible.
Challingsworth encouraged visitors to the facility to check out the new video, calling it “really impressive.”
For those who saw the previous video that was shown at the center, this one is completely different, she noted. The first video contained a lot of the history of elk and the elk range, whereas this new video focuses a lot more on elk ecology.

For more on this story, see today's publication of the Ridgway Record. (Saturday, April 13, 2019.)