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Added: (Wed Jun 10 2015)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Jurassic-Fantastic Fun this Saturday


To mark the release of the new blockbuster movie “Jurassic World”, the Cineworld Weymouth is teaming up with the Dinosaur Museum Dorchester and local charity The Jurassic Coast Trust to offer some fantastic fossil-themed fun on Saturday 13th June.

From 11am – 3pm in the cinema foyer children can enjoy free activities to learn more about the real-life Jurassic World – the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site – here on their doorstep. From digging for fossils to dino-themed arts and crafts, young people can find out more about how the local coastline can reveal amazing facts about Jurassic times. You can also meet and be photographed with ‘Dina’, The Dinosaur Museum’s life sized Corythosaurus who will also be joining the fun at the event.

There will also be the chance to sign up to become a Go Jurassic Ranger, a new membership scheme being run by the charity to engage children and young people in the treasures of the Jurassic Coast. The Jurassic Coast Trust supports education and conservation along the length of the World Heritage Site coastline and uses trained volunteers to run events and activities to get the public, and especially children and young people, interested in geology, fossil hunting and the prehistoric stories the rocks can tell.

To mark the release of the film, and to encourage families to really enjoy the legacy of this special area of the world The Dinosaur Museum, Dorchester, in partnership with Cineworld has an exclusive offer 3 for 2 offer of 1 Free admission with every two paying Adults to audiences of Jurassic World at Cineworld Weymouth for the first two weeks (just bring your cinema ticket to the Museum).

Tim Batty Manager, of the Dinosaur Museum said:

“We are so exited about the release of Jurassic World, and to be working closely with two very diverse partners to benefit the Jurassic Coast. The Dinosaur Museum, Dorchester exists to promote the knowledge & understanding of the Dinosaurs and to further spread the opportunity for visitors to and residents of the area to learn about our dinosaur heritage. We are sure the film will raise the profile of the Jurassic Coast, which as the people of Dorset know, is a very special area. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that 200 million years ago where we walk now, Dinosaurs walked!”

For the duration of the film’s run at the cinema, manager Chris Dowle and his staff will be hoping to raise money for the Jurassic Coast through sales of the charity’s iconic ammonite-shaped pin badges. Chris comments: “We’re really excited about the launch of this long-awaited next instalment of the Jurassic Park series. Jurassic World promises to be one of the big films of 2015 and we really want to see some of that interest in dinosaurs and the Jurassic period have some benefit to our local area and coastline. So we’re thrilled to be able to work with Dorchester’s unique Dinosaur Museum and the Jurassic Coast Trust to hopefully raise some money for their important work, and to raise awareness of how amazing the Jurassic Coast is.”

Alexandra O’Dwyer, Vice-Chair of the Jurassic Coast Trust adds: “Dinosaurs are always popular with children, and we have no doubt that the new movie Jurassic World will spark people’s interest even more. We think it is so important that people realise that here in Dorset and East Devon we have our own, real-life Jurassic World, in the Jurassic Coast. From dinosaur footprints to skeletons and teeth, there are fossilised remains of a whole world of Jurassic creatures here on our doorstep. We’d like to thank Weymouth Cineworld for their help in promoting the Jurassic Coast alongside the new movie and particularly their help in raising money that we can use to look after this stunning coastline, and to educate people about its importance.”

Jurassic World features a wide range of dinosaurs, some real and some “made-up”, including a massive sea creature similar to the Giant Pliosaur which swam in the seas off Dorset 155 million years ago.

Jurassic World opens on Thurs 11th June to book tickets go to www.JurassicTickets.co.uk

To find out more about the Jurassic Coast go to www.jurassiccoast.org – you can also find out about more activities and events at locations along the coast and how to sign up as Go Jurassic Ranger.

To see real fossils, dinosaur skeletons, and life-size dinosaur reconstructions combined with hands on displays, visit www.thedinosaurmuseum.com

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For more information on the Dinosaur Museum please contact Kiran Ridley – kiran@world-heritage.org.uk Tel: 02920 470 490 / 07971 287183

Submitted by:Kiran Ridley
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