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See the wonders of popular park on film

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America's most visited, and if you want to see it without crowds of tourists in their cars and RVs, you'll have to go in the cold months. Or you can watch a 74-minute travelog at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday.

Tickets to the film must be ordered in advance but are free until Wednesday. At the door, admission will be $6 for adults, $3 for those younger than 18.

The film was created by Richard Kern, who will present live narration of his views of the park. Shown are the wildlife, in all four seasons, and area inhabitants, including a moonshiner at work and an 88-year-old woman who lives in a log cabin.

The show begins at 10:30 a.m. and includes music and a live performance of regional dancing.

Tickets to the film are free on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be reserved by phone or picked up at the Travelventure Films office, East Bay Junction Plaza, 2480 E Bay Drive, Unit C-18, Largo; phone 536-8497.

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