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Utah Celebrates The Academy Award-winning Movie Thelma and Louise

Filmed in the states of Utah and California, the Academy Award-winning movie Thelma and Louise is available in a special edition on Blu-ray. This exciting film took us on a wild ride with Thelma and Louise, and highlight some of Utah's beautiful landscapes. Among the filming locations were Moab, Arches National Park, and Dead Horse Point State Park, which was the site of the final scene. To celebrate the anniversary the Utah Film Center in downtown Salt Lake City hosted an evening with Geena Davis at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. During the event, she discussed her career on and off the screen. Those who joined the event also enjoyed a a screening of Thelma and Louise. Afterwards, the film producer, Mimi Polk Gitlin, participated in conversation about he film.

Co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott, Thelma and Louise was first released in 1991, and included a amazing cast. With Geena Davis playing Thelma, and Susan Sarandon playing Louise, they soon find themselves on the run when they become accidental outlaws on a desperate flight across the Southwest. Close behind on their heels is Harvey Keitel, who plays a sympathetic detective. This is also one of the first films in which we saw Brad Pitt, who is a out on parole. And, playing the role of Louise's boyfriend is Michael Madsen.

Whether Thelma and Louise inspires your visit or you're traveling with family and friends, Utah offers a diverse and beautiful landscape to explore. To celebrate to anniversary of the film some special getaway packages are being offered in Moab, Utah. Among these is the Sorrel River Ranch Girlfriend Getaway Package that includes two nights lodging overlooking the Colorado River, breakfast daily for two guests, and two massage treatments. You'll also enjoy your choice of a Hummer trip or rafting for two, and dinner for two one night.

The Super Saver White Rim Tour is another great option that includes a four-day adventure in Canyonlands National Park in Mid October, which is presented by Rim Tours. The Aarchway Inn is offering special rates beginning in November through February, and the Castle Valley Inn if offers a discount from November through February for travelers visiting the area.

Utah is know for it’s heart-thumping downhill skiing, picturesque fly fishing, life-defying rock climbing, and thrill-seeking white water rafting. For the adventurer seeking a great trip you can enjoy a buy one get one free special through October on a Westwater and Cataract Canyons rafting trip with Sheri Griffith Expeditions.

With 43 state parks, five national parks, two national recreation areas, and seven amazing national monuments, Utah is known as The Greatest Snow on Earth. Ready to start your Utah adventure?  

By Melody Schubert

Getting There:

To explore more about the Utah Office of Tourism and Film visit www.visitutah.com or call (800) 200-1160. For details about filming in Utah go to www.film.utah.gov or contact the Utah Film Commission at (800) 453-8824.

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