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Documentary filmed near Marmarth badlands will have its first local viewing at the historic Mystic Theater

In recent months, three local boys have caught national attention after discovering a juvenile tyrannosaurus rex while on a fossil hunting hike in the badlands near Marmarth, ND. Brothers Liam and Jessin Fisher, along with their cousin Kaiden Madsen made what they would soon learn to be a remarkable find in the summer of 2022.

With the help of family friend, paleontologist, and curator of paleontology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Tyler Lyson, the work towards excavation began in 2023. Giant Screen Films was alongside the crew documenting the excavation for the recently premiered documentary T. Rex, narrated by Sam Neill, Jurassic Park's Dr. Alan Grant. The film made its big screen debut on June 21 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science alongside their brand new "Discovering Teen Rex" exhibition, and now it's coming to a historic theater near you.

Marmarth local, Linda Clark, felt strongly that the movie needs to have its first local viewing in Marmarth at the historical Mystic Theater. "Marmarth is the center of the hell creek formation," said Clark. "It belongs here in Marmarth." Clark kept in touch with the Fisher's, Lyson, and the film crew to try and bring the movie to the Mystic and with funding assistance from Slope County Economic Development, they were able to make it happen.

T. Rex will have two viewings in the 1914 theater, both on Sat., July 13. The first, a matinee will begin at 4 PM followed by an evening viewing at 7 PM. Admission is free, but the seating in the theater is limited, so folks are encouraged to get there early to ensure a seat.


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