The first moving picture, which depicted a horse running at full gallop, was quickly enhanced by the first special effects, which showed a horse exploding next to a spaceship. Enjoy advances in film with this Groupon.
$8 for an IMAX Film for Two (Up to $17 Value)
Rocky Mountain Express plays across one of the largest IMAX screens in the Northwest—a freestanding 53’x69’ rectangle—accompanying six-channel digital sound, vivid 2-D projection, and a theater design that thrusts guests into the action. The film takes audiences aboard Canadian Pacific’s steam locomotive, the Empress, showcasing the rugged beauty of the Canadian Rockies while sharing the story of the country’s transcontinental railway. See the schedule for showtimes.
Sprawling across 100 acres in the verdant, picturesque Spokane Falls, Riverfront Park beckons with awe-inspiring visual and auditory wonders. SkyRide, constructed in 2006, invites visitors to survey the land from above, swooping across the Spokane River and past city hall, where they can wave to their favorite comptroller. Back on the ground, the historic Looff Carousel, built in 1909, whirls riders around on 54 horses, two Chinese-dragon chairs, one giraffe, and one tiger, and a tour train chugs through the park on a 30-minute narrated jaunt. Among other attractions, such as the Sculpture Walk and pony rides, Riverfront Park houses one of the largest indoor screens in the Pacific Northwest. Standing 53 feet high and stretching 69 feet wide, the screen is slightly taller than the average human and displays crystal-clear two-dimensional images, which are complemented by the sounds of a booming, wraparound surround-sound system.