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Niagara Adventure Theater
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Niagara Adventure Theater on the American Side
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: At the Niagara Adventure Theater you can stand within feet of the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the Horseshoe Falls and visit world-famous attractions in the Park. Experience Niagara: Legends of Adventure in our state-of-the-art theater.
Reviewed June 26, 2013

The movie starts off with a pretty Native American girl committing suicide and doesn't really get better. It is a great way to escape the heat of the day but there were some issues that made it something you can skip if you are pressed for time.

1. It's not digital. The audio and video became unsynced about half way through the movie, and stayed that way the rest of the way. It was really annoying. The screen also shook a lot and was blurry.

2. It's not imax. It's supposed to be an imax movie, but that's not an imax theater, so a lot of the drama of the sweeping falls footage is lost.

3. They sell popcorn, but you can't eat it. I'm not kidding. You can buy popcorn right ouside the door but no food or drink is allowed in the theater. People were told to throw their full popcorn bags away because the no food sign isn't until as you're handing over your ticket.

4. It returns often to the theme about people dying or nearly dying at the falls (through dramatic recreations). That's really interesting history, but there were a lot of very small children in the theater that seemed scared and confused.

If you have time to kill or are just interested, the stories were cool, but I wouldn't recommend it if you have something better to do.

Thank lgwacbb
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niagaramovie, Manager at Niagara Adventure Theater, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Thank you so much for your recent Tripadvisor review. Firstly I would like to apologize about the sound and picture not syncing. We did indeed encounter an issue with the syncing however our technician was able to fix the issue and it is no longer a problem. Secondly, please know that we do not promote our Theater as being an IMAX Theater, we are as seen in IMAX. Our screen is not large enough to be an IMAX screen. Our film however was shot by National Geographic and does offer some breathtaking shots of the Falls and the Upper Rapids. I can understand your disappointment when it came to not allowing popcorn in the Movie Theater. We have such a sort window to of opportunity to exit and re-fill the Theater that we don't allow food and beverage into the Theater. We unfortunately don't operate the candy shop that sells the popcorn however have asked that they kindly let patroons know why they can't bring food and beverages into the Theater. We really do recommend seeing our film prior to going out and seeing the Falls as it gives you some extra historical facts about the Falls and the daredevils that challenged the might Niagara. Thank you again for your review and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Niagara Falls NY State Park.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We did this very last for our pass. Maybe should have done it first. We were all a bit tired and it was hard to stay awake. The film was interesting though. It scared our 3 year old granddaughter though. She couldn't understand the Indian girl jumping in the falls. Maybe a bit much for her inquisitive little mind.

Thank Ruth B
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niagaramovie, Manager at Niagara Adventure Theater, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Thank you so much for your recent Tripadvisor review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our film. We really do recommend seeing our film prior to going out and seeing the Falls as it gives you some extra historical facts about the Falls and the daredevils that challenged the might Niagara. It's a great way to start off your Niagara Falls adventure as it enhances your overall experience. I am however sorry to hear that your granddaughter was scared. I hope she walked away knowing that it was just a story / myth. Thanks again and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to the Niagara Falls NY State Park!

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Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

enture" is shown in the American theater attraction, and “Niagara: Miracles, Myths & Magic" is the DVD sold in the shop. It's fairly obvious to me that the movie is aimed at the student and young adult audience, as it has some humor and melodrama. The young will enjoy the story of the three people who capsized in the river and were nearly killed: Jim Honeycutt was the adult man who drowned. Teenager Deanne Woodward was rescued just 20 feet before she went over the Falls, and her young brother Roger Woodward was pulled from below Horseshoe Falls by the Maid of the Mist boat. In the reenactment of Annie E. Taylor's story, I noticed a plot hole: when she climbed inside the barrel, a black cat joined her. But after they went over the Falls, a white cat emerged from the barrel!
(Names and details from “The Magic of Niagara" by George Bailey, ©1996.)

The rest of the building contains various shops selling pizza (after 11AM) and sandwiches, ice cream, and gifts, and exhibits containing facts and history about the Niagara Falls area.

Thank Charles_Xavier
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niagaramovie, Manager at Niagara Adventure Theater, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2013

Thank you so much for your recent Tripadvisor review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our film and found it informative. We really do recommend seeing our film prior to going out and seeing the Falls as it gives you some extra historical facts about the Falls and the daredevils that challenged the might Niagara. It's a great way to start off your Niagara Falls adventure as it enhances your overall experience. Thanks again and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to the Niagara Falls NY State Park!

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Start out with this before you do anything else in the Discovery Package or the Maid of the Mist. The teens in the group were reluctant to go, but once we saw the movie, we all kept referring back to it during the course of our other Niagara activities. It's interesting and you pick up a lot of facts that make you appreciate the area a bit more. Another suggestion - do the caves before you do the Maid of the Mist. You get waterproof sandals in the caves and a plastic bag to store your shoes. Then you can wear the sandals on the Maid of the Mist, so you can put your dry shoes back on for the rest of your day.

3  Thank Pholli
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niagaramovie, Manager at Niagara Adventure Theater, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Thank you so much for your recent review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and fun and historical! It truly is a great way to start off your Niagara Falls adventure. Thanks again and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to the Niagara Falls NY State Park.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Just love seeing and hearing the history and myths of Niagara. It was a nice place to just sit back a relax after a day of walking. Made you want to hear more stories .

Thank Sharon H
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niagaramovie, Manager at Niagara Adventure Theater, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Thank you so much for your recent review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and found the film informative! Thanks again and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to the Niagara Falls NY State Park.

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