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Alaskans crowd Homer Theatre for movie premiere

By James Gaddis 9:11 AM April 18, 2014
HOMER –

It’s not every day that a major motion picture premieres in Alaska, let alone for a packed house at the Homer Theatre.

But Thursday night, nothing but rave reviews followed the final credits of the movie “Bears.” The movie by Disney Nature was filmed primarily in Katmai National Park and Preserve, and it tells the story of a mother bear and two cubs over two years in the wilds of Alaska.

Guides from Hallo Bay Bear Camp worked side-by-side with Disney throughout the production, and said they were happy with the finished product.

“I mean, I’m just kind of speechless right now,” said Simyra Taback, a lead guide at the bear camp. “It was wonderful, and I can’t wait for kids to see this.”

The movie opens in theaters nationwide Friday.

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