Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets
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|Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets|
A screenshot of the title sequence.
|Directed by||Kieth Merrill|
|Produced by||Kieth Merrill|
|Written by||Kieth Merrill|
|Music by||Bill Conti|
|Edited by||Stephen L. Johnson|
|Box office||$52.8 million (US)|
Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets is a 34-minute American short documentary IMAX feature film that was theatrically released on June 16, 1984. The film was created, directed, and written by American filmmaker Kieth Merrill and was produced by Destination Cinema. The music is composed by Bill Conti.
The IMAX film was followed by The Making of Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets, a 24-minute making-of documentary short released on January 11, 1999, but produced by Destination Cinema in 1993.
The film features the human history of the Grand Canyon area, being from the home of first Native American inhabitants to a major tourist destination. It portrays reenactments of the Anasazi people, European explorers, and the first expedition led by Major John Wesley Powell. The ending of the film features flight with a bird's-eye view following a lone, orange ultralight aircraft piloted by someone in a white helmet.
Venue at the Grand Canyon
As of 2016[update], the film has been playing at the IMAX theater adjacent to the National Geographic visitor center in Tusayan, Arizona, which is located near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon National Park. There, the film is promotionally titled the Grand Canyon Movie.
- History of the Grand Canyon area
- Grand Canyon
- Grand Canyon National Park
- Grand Canyon Village
- Grand Canyon Village Historic District
- "Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets (1984) - Box office / business". Internet Movie Database. Archived from the original on December 10, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2010.
- "IMAX Grand Canyon Movie". National Geographic Visitor Center. Archived from the original on December 10, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2010.