September 17, 2009
Lees-McRae College hosts Reel Rock Film Tour Thursday, September 24

Lees-McRae College will host the Reel Rock Film Tour Thursday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m. in Evans Auditorium in the Cannon Student Center. The fourth annual film tour delivers the year's most exciting climbing and adventure films in more than 100 cities around the world, including Banner Elk!

In 2008, Reel Rock Film Tour drew over 20,000 audience members and raised more than $10,000 for non-profits. This year's tour features the world premiere of First Ascent: The Series featuring adventures in Brazil and alpine madness in Patagonia, and new release Progression, a feature film that tells the story of the world's best climbers and their efforts to advance the sport in all its forms.

The event is hosted by Lees-McRae College Outdoor Programs and made possible by the Banner Elk Tourism and Development Authority. The event is free and open to the public, and everyone is invited to attend. The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Come early for community climbing information booths and equipment demos.

"Lees-McRae is excited to host the Reel Rock Film Tour again this year! We hope climbers and outdoor enthusiasts take advantage of this opportunity to watch these great films on our campus in Banner Elk," said Meghan Wright, associate director of communications.

For more information about Reel Rock Film Tour visit or call Meghan Wright at 828-898-8729.

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