Reception and movie celebrate the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad 40th anniversary

(08-11-2010)

In 1989, scenes for the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade were shot in the San Luis Valley. The valley and the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad were showcased and Antonito residents can still tell their children and grandchildren about the day Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford came to town.

In honor of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad 40th anniversary, the Ski Hi 6 Theatre, the Alamosa Chamber, Adams State College Community Partnerships and Southern Colorado (SoCo) Film Commission are organizing a fun-filled evening including the viewing of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

  Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie set, 1988

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie set, 1988

The celebration begins with a wine and cheese reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Grove Theatre in downtown Alamosa. Dress like a character in the movie for a chance to win dinner for two at a local restaurant. Everyone who attends may win a door prize and will hear about insider production information. The movie follows the reception at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at Ski Hi 6 Theatre in Alamosa, Colo.

Limited tickets are available. Purchase your $25 commemoratory tickets, which include movie and reception, at the Alamosa Chamber or the 1911 Hotel in Antonito. All proceeds benefit the SoCo Film Commission's efforts to bring more film production to the San Luis Valley. Call the Alamosa Chamber at 719-589-3681 for information.