The Appalachian Trail is Coming to Theaters this Fall

Date Published: Sep 22, 2011

Harpers Ferry, WV (September 22, 2011) – This fall, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will be touring the east coast to showcase the National Geographic film – America’s Wild Spaces: the Appalachian Trail (A.T).  This limited engagement is part of the ATC’s 2011 membership drive and is expected to draw in over 1,400 viewers.

The film highlights the beauty and splendor of the Appalachian Trail. National Geographic takes viewers off their seats to discover the remote and often unknown corners of this 5-million-step journey.

During this event, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with a 2,000 miler (someone that has walked the entire estimated 2,180 miles of the A.T.) as well as meet the staff of the ATC to learn more about their programs and initiatives. At select locations, individuals highlighted in the National Geographic film will also be present for questions and comments.

“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is excited to present this film on the big screen,” stated Steve Paradis, Chief Operating Officer of the ATC.  “This event provides the public an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Appalachian Trail and how to get involved with the Conservancy through our membership and volunteer programs.”

With a suggested donation of $30.00, attendees can reserve their seats by visiting - which includes a new membership or gift membership to the ATC. Every dollar raised goes to support the ATC and maintainer club efforts to conserve the footpath, viewsheds, and environmental and cultural resources along the A.T.

Event Highlights:

  • Admission to view the National Geographic film - American’s Wild Spaces: Appalachian Trail
  • Chance to meet the hikers that were highlighted in the documentary (*at select locations only) 
  • Interact with a 2,000 miler
  • 1 year membership to the ATC
  • Subscription to A.T. Journeys, the official magazine of the ATC
  • ATC decal and patch

Dates, Show Times, and Locations:

San Marco Theatre
1996 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 
October 29, 2011 from 10:30am - 12:00pm

Midtown Arts Cinema 
931 Monroe Drive
Atlanta, GA 
November 3, 2011 from 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Movieland at Boulevard Square
1301 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 
November 5, 2011 from 10:30am - 12:00pm

AMC Theatres 
234 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 
November 12, 2011 from 11:00am - 12:30pm

Colonial Park 4
5111 Jonestown Rd
Harrisburg, PA 
November 13, 2011 from 10:30am - 12:00pm

National Conservation Training Center 
698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 
November 17, 2011 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm

The Carolina Asheville 
1640 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 
November 19, 2011 from 10:30am - 12:00pm

To reserve your seat or for more information visit

About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information please visit

Contact: Javier Folgar                                               
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 304.535.2200 x117
Fax: 304.535.2667
Email: [email protected]

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  1. sue kenn | Sep 25, 2012
    Would like info on when the film America's Wild Spaces will be showing in theaters this fall. We are already members so would like to take advantage of the opportunity to see the film , if possible. Thank you!

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