Tread of Pioneers Museum’s Winter Film Series at the Chief Theater
Chief Theater (813 Lincoln Ave.)
Back by popular demand, the Tread of Pioneers Museum’s Winter Films Series returns to the historic Chief Theater select dates December through March at 6pm. Everyone’s invited to come out of the cold and into the warm and cozy Chief Theater to see all the fascinating films we have in store for you.
The film series is a partnership and outreach program between the Tread of Pioneers Museum and the Chief Theater that brings history, art, and entertainment under one roof. All events are approximately one hour total.
Dec 12 – “History Channel’s Modern Marvels: Snow”
Discover the science, impact, and excitement of snow in this popular episode of Modern Marvels by the History Channel. The film features scientist Kenneth Libbrecht, Storm Peak Laboratory, and snow-making at the Steamboat Ski Resort (2012).
Jan 16 – “Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis & the North American Indians”
The award-winning film, “Coming to Light,” by Anne Makepeace, is back in this Winter Film Series by popular demand. The film tells the dramatic story of Edward S. Curtis, one of the most famous photographers of the early 1900s, who risked everything to document traditional American Indian life before it disappeared. Native descendants of Curtis’ subjects discuss the meaning of the images.
Feb 13 – "I Never Look Back: The Buddy Werner Story"
Local Alpine ski racer and Olympian, Buddy Werner became the rst American to break the European’s domination in the sport of skiing. Werner was the rst American to win major international skiing awards making him the most accomplished American ski racer in history. Experience Werner’s triumphs, tribulations, and tragic death in this 1997 biographical lm by John and Joe Dee.
Mar 13 – “Stormy: The Story of a Mountain and a Man”, “Skiing Steamboat Style” & “Steamboat: The Place to Ski”
The early beginnings of the Steamboat Ski Resort is described by founder Jim Temple in “Stormy”. Ski area footage and fun continues with two Steamboat Ski Resort promotional videos (1986 and 1994).
Click here to download the film series full listing and poster.