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EXPERIENCE CASCADE OF SENSATIONS IN `NATUREMAX' NIAGRA FALLS FILM

Filmgoers will experience the heart-stopping thrills of going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, and a perilous tightrope walk high above its raging waters, in the American Museum of Natural History's newest Naturemax Theater film, "Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic."

Filmmaker Keith Merrill has captured the spectacular beauty and awesome power of Niagara Falls, and combined rarely seen details of the falls with recorded historical events.Merrill chose Niagara Falls to follow up his critically acclaimed IMAX film, "Grand Canyon - The Hidden Secrets."

Among the events the film recreates are daredevil Annie Taylor's famed 1901 barrel ride over the 185-foot Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side, and the "Great Blondin," who tightrope-walked Niagara Gorge in 1860.

"Niagara" premieres July 1. It will be shown during July and August.