Travel films start again Jan. 30

DOWNEY - The city of Downey has released the spring schedule for its travel film series, hosted monthly on Monday afternoons at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center.The travelogues feature live, in-person narration by the film producer. The season starts Jan. 30 with "Pony Express: Echo of Hoofbeats." Hal McClure's journey takes audiences to the American frontier used by the Pony Express. The rest of the schedule includes: Feb. 27 - "Wings Across the Channel" - From the Big Bands to the magnificent steampship S.S. Catalina, the Isle of Romance holds a special place in the lore of the Golden State. March 19 - "Autumn Across America" - Join Don and Fran Van Polen for their detailed journey filled with great landscapes, humorous stories and inspiring music as they take audiences across the United States. April 23 - "Soul of India" - The film visits familiar sites like the Taj Mahal, the palaces and forts of Rajasthan, the Himalayas, and the River Ganges and revealing the land of villages and inner cities, a country in which one-sixth of the earth's population resides. May 14 - "South and Central America" - Experience a journey from Chile to Peru, Galapagos, Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua with Marlin Darrah. All films start at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door on the day of the show. For more information, call (562) 904-7223.

********** Published: January 19, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 40