The Manhattan Project National Historical Park will have a special premiere showing of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site film, “Beneath the Plains,” in Oak Ridge on Saturday.
The film showing is scheduled at 3 p.m. Saturday at the American Museum of Science and Energy, which is at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge.
The 30-minute film gives visitors a glimpse of how 1,000 missiles were kept on constant alert, a press release said.
“Hidden in plain sight during the Cold War, these nuclear weapons stood as a deterrent against a nuclear attack to the United States and its allies,” the press release said.
Admission to the program and the American Museum of Science and Energy is free to the public on April 21.
“Help us celebrate National Park Week, April 21-29, with this special showing of the brand new movie, ‘Beneath the Plains,'” the release said.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a friend and enjoy the museum after the film, the press release said. For more information, visit the National Park Service visitor desk inside the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge or call at (865) 482-1942.
You can also visit the website for more information on the park at https://www.nps.gov/mapr/oakridge.htm, follow the park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Manhattan ProjectNPS, on Twitter at @MnhtnProjectNPS, or on Instagram @manhattanprojectnps.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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