The Appalachian Trail Is Coming To Theaters in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will be showing the National Geographic film America's Wild Spaces: The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) at the Palace 17 & Odyssey Theater, located at 330 New Park Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7:00p.m. as part of their 2012 membership drive. This limited engagement is in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the completion of the A.T.


Stretching from Maine to Georgia, the A.T. is approximately 2,180 miles in length, making it one of the longest, continuously marked footpaths in the world. The film explores the natural beauty of the Trail and provides viewers the opportunity to discover the remote corners of this 5-million-step journey.

Attendees will also hear from people who have hiked the Trail as well as those who volunteer to protect and maintain it. Guest speakers include Bill O'Brien, 2,000-miler, former ATC board member and longtime Appalachian Long Distance Hiker's Association member; Dave Boone, trails committee chairman for the Connecticut Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club; and Johan "Sailboat" van Niekerk, section hiker and motivational speaker.

"The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is excited to present this film on the big screen," stated Mark Wenger, executive director/CEO of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. "This event provides the public with an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Appalachian Trail and how to get involved with the Conservancy through our membership and volunteer programs."

The ATC will be visiting a total of 10 theaters across the country to raise awareness and garner support for the Trail.

Discover the Appalachian Trail 2012 Membership Drive
Thursday, November 1, 2012
7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Palace 17 & Odyssey Theater, 330 New Park Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06106

– $30 donation
– Free admission for children 12 & under

– Admission to view the National Geographic film America's Wild Spaces: The Appalachian Trail
– Captivating stories from guest speakers
– View the winning submission from the ATC's summer video contest
– Free membership/gift membership to the ATC
– Win great prizes

This event is sponsored by the Walkabout Outfitter and Salazon Chocolate Co.

For more information about this event or to reserve your seat, visit: Enter PROMO CODE: PRATC12 to receive $5 off your ticket.

For more information about the ATC, visit

Contact: Javier Folgar
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.535.2200 x117
Fax: 304.535.2667

SOURCE Appalachian Trail Conservancy