48 Stops On The Empire Builder
48 Stops on the Empire Builder
September 18, 2016
822 Bay Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Join J. Louis King in a fundraising event for the Sidney Museum and Arts Association at the Dragonfly Cinema in Port Orchard, WA, as he recounts his adventures as a train attendant and photographer aboard the Empire Builder. Eric and the Steves will provide musical accompaniment!
1:00 pm show, two children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult, adults and children over 12 are $10.
4:00 pm show, adults only (21 and over) are $20. Wine provided by Olalla winery and Manchester Pub to go with the wine and cheese tasting.
Traveling daily between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail, the mighty Empire Builder train takes you on an exciting adventure through majestic wilderness, following the footsteps of early pioneers. Just a few generations ago, the route of the Empire Builder was wilderness, roamed by Native Americans and buffalo. Later, fur traders and gold miners visited it. And still later, it was developed by merchants, timber men, farmers and - most dramatically - by railroaders. Scheduled for scenery, the Empire Builder's historic 2,206 mile journey takes you from Chicago to Seattle through unforgettable, eye-popping scenery of the majestic North and Pacific Northwest of the United States. From Chicago, you'll have magnificent views of the Mississippi and see the glowing night skyline of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Awake the next morning as you cross the North Dakota plains and travel over the spectacular Gassman Coulee Trestle. Skirting the Missouri, you'll cross into the Big Sky country in Montana, passing by a travelers favorite, Glacier National Park. From Spokane, you can continue on to Seattle or head down the Columbia River Gorge toward Portland for spectacular views of Mt. Hood and Beacon Rock.
The Dragonfly Cinema, a corporate member of the Sidney Museum and Arts Association, is the independent movie house in Port Orchard since 1915 & the last remaining primarily 35mm theater in Kitsap known for amazing popcorn & films. Limited seating - there will be two shows, one family friendly at 1:00 pm and one adults only at 4:00 pm. Have lunch or dinner in downtown Port Orchard before or after the show! Get a discount with your ticket at MoonDogs, Too.
The Sidney Museum and Arts Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1970, is dedicated to preserving local history and promoting the arts. SMAA established and maintains the Sidney Art Gallery , the Sidney Museum and the Log Cabin Museum in Port Orchard, WA.
You can purchase tickets below or at the Sidney Art Gallery. There are only 88 seats available for each show, so be sure to get your tickets early.
1:00 pm - Family friendly. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and children over 12. Each adult may be accompanied by two children under 12 at no additional cost.
4:00 pm - Adults only (21+). Tickets are $20.00. Wine and cheese tasting to start. Wine provided by the Olalla Winery and Manchester Pub.