Branson IMAX To Host Military Film Festival

In celebration of Branson’s Veterans Week the Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex is hosting a Military Film Festival featuring three compelling documentaries and presentations, special guests and a life-size WWII display.

The film festival is scheduled for November 6-10 and guests will have the opportunity to see three very interesting documentaries throughout the week.

On Thursday, November 6 and Saturday, November 8, the IMAX will be showing Ghost Army, which tells the story of a secret U.S. army unit that used a combination of visual, sonic and radio detection to make the enemy believe an army was nearby when in reality, the unit was elsewhere. Some of the materials used during operations included decoys like inflatable rubber tanks and jeeps. During the film showing, guests will have the opportunity to meet special guest, Rick Beyer, director and author of Ghost Army as he speaks on the topic of this military battalion that has been kept secret for more than 40 years now. Special guests and veterans Harold Flinn and Gazo Nemeth will also speak. The life-size WWII display in the IMAX Complex is actually one of the inflatable replica tanks that was a part of the secret battalion.

Ghost ArmyFriday, November 7 will feature A Patriotic Education, a documentary about the Patriotic Education travel program that is designed to allow students and veterans to travel to battle sites together. This documentary is presented by College of the Ozarks students and helps educate students, honor veterans and instill an appreciation for the sacrifices of American soldiers.

On Monday, November 10, guests can experience the documentary Korea: We Called It War, a vivid account from Veterans about their experiences fighting the Chinese and North Koreans. The film is based on a book by Denzil Batson, a native of southwest Missouri who shares his experiences and memories of fighting for the freedom and democracy in Korea during the years of 1950-1953.

The public is invited to come view these compelling documentaries and see the life-size replica tank November 6-10. Each documentary will begin at 8:30 a.m. each morning and veterans will receive free admission. Admission for all other guests is $5.

For more information, call Becky Blair at 417-335-3533 or email her at beblair@gmail.com.

For more information about the Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex, visit www.bransonshows.com.

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