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Outdoor Film Fest to Screen at The Egyptian Theatre

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It's tough to plan an outdoor getaway after the holidays. When you're strapped for cash, it's painful just thinking about that kayaking trip your friends have talked about for months. Well, on Sunday, Feb. 6, and Monday, Feb. 7, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is coming to town and will show a number of award-winning short films ranging from outdoor action sports to environmental movies, which should help quench your thirst for mountain adventure. Though it might not be the same as an actual trip, tickets for the Banff Film Festival are $13-$15, which is a heck of a lot more affordable. In conjunction with the screenings on Sunday, Feb. 6, a raffle will be held to benefit the Bogus Basin Junior Nordic Team.

On Monday, Feb. 7, the Reef will also host a dinner and a movie night. For $39 per person, you get a full meal followed by a visual getaway at the film festival at the nearby Egyptian Theatre. These dinner and a movie tickets will be limited to the first 50 buyers, and proceeds benefit the Snow School at Bogus Basin. The dinner begins at 5 p.m. on Monday, while the film festival begins at 7 p.m. on both Sunday and Monday nights at the Egyptian Theatre. Take a date, go with friends or go alone if that's your style, and get ready to sate your mid-winter wanderlust.

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