Added on 01-Aug-2007
The snowcapped vistas that played host to Leni Riefenstahl and The Sound of Music are alive again in THE ALPS at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History's IMAX theater continuing Wed., AUG. 8. Though not quite as towering as the mountains themselves, the vertigo-inducing IMAX screen hosts the tale of the perilous climb of American John Harlin III on the 6,000-foot Eiger North Face above Switzerland. It's the same climb that killed his father when Harlin was just a boy. It must be a guy thing. The film features music by that mountain of a man, Freddie Mercury and Queen. Through Jan. 4. $9-$11. Showtimes vary. 767 Clifton Road. 404-929-6400. www.fernbankmuseum.org.