On June 4th, the Grand Canyon Visitor Center hosted a reunion for the cast and crew of the iconic 1984 Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time movie beloved by tourists around the world. It was cleverly referred to as a “Reelunion” in honour of the increasingly rare 70mm film on which the movie still plays. The event was well attended from crew throughout the United States and offered a well deserved celebration of the makers of one of the all time most viewed IMAX films ever.
The event was catered by the Visitor Center’s own Food and Beverage Director, Marty Harris. A special screening of the movie was presented for all the crew to marvel at their past work. Many went on to illustrious careers in the movie industry including working on massive Hollywood blockbusters. The opportunity to reminisce about the adventure of shooting the iconic Grand Canyon film was appreciated by all.
The reunion was recognized by the Governor of Arizona. Douglas A. Ducey had this to say for the event:
Please accept my congratulations for bringing the Grand Canyon to life for tourists and Arizona residents alike through “Grand Canyon: Rivers of Time”.
Few visitors are fortunate enough to witness the depths of the canyon and all the beauty it has to offer, and this production has provided an opportunity to view the incredible landscape. This film will have left a lasting impact to anyone who has the pleasure of viewing it.
Thank you for imparting the history and images of the Grand Canyon to countless visitors.
– Douglas A. Ducey, Governor of Arizona
Future visitors to the Grand Canyon Visitor Center will continue to have the opportunity to view the film in its original format this summer. Showtimes are frequent to offer convenience to guests and staff are looking forward to sharing the film and the “Hidden Secrets” within.