Theater showing travel film Sunday

DOWNEY - The Downey Theatre will present the fifth film of its '08-09 Armchair Adventure Travelogue Series, "Four Corners U.S.A.," filmed and narrated by Jim Tompkins, Sunday at 2:30 p.m.The film begins at the only point in America where four states meet. The borders of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah intersect among the scenic mountaings, raging rivers, remote canyons and historic cultures of the American Southwest. Many of the national parks in the region will be featured, including Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, and the new Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Grand Saircase-Escalante parks. Also featured will be slot canyons, steam trains, boating and jet skiing on Lake Powell, mountain biking and other adventure sports, including skiing and kayaking. The presentation will be narrated live by Tompkins, accompanied by the latest in digital e-cinema technology. Tompkins received a bachelors degree in cinematography from Ithaca College. After graduation, he moved to Southern California and spent several years working in all aspects of the motion picture industry in Hollywood. In 1986, he started his own company to produce sports and event videos, and later co-founded a trade organization for professional video producers. Tompkins' other films include "Emigrant Road" and "The Alps." Tickets to individual films may be purchased on the day of performance only beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the theater box office. Adult tickets are $7, seniors and students are $6 (cash or check only). For more information, call the box office at (562) 861-8211, Monday through Friday, between noon and 4 p.m. ********** Published: January 9, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 38