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Photos/Video: Out of This World exhibit showcases movie and TV costumes and props

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Holy movie props and costumes Batman, there’s a cool new exhibit at the Orange County Regional History Center in downtown Orlando.

The “Out of this World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television” exhibit runs today through May 16, 2010. Organized by the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle, Wash., the 3,500-square-foot exhibition highlights television and movie history through more than 40 costumes, props and models from some of the your favorites spanning 60 years. You’ll see costumes and props from “Star Wars,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Ghostbusters,” “The Terminator,” “Indiana Jones,” “Star Trek,” “Batman” and many more.

There’s also a complementary exhibit called “Lights! Camera! Action! Filming in Paradise,” which showcases Florida’s history in film and television, featuring “Apollo 13,” “Meet the Fockers,” “Where the Boys Are,” “Lethal Weapon 3,” “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” and “Return of the Creature.” Visitors follow a Florida Walk of Fame into the exhibit and then visit a “set” to see what’s behind the scenes.

In conjunction with Out of this World, the History Center will also host a series of special events and programs:

Out of this World Grand Opening
Saturday, Feb. 6
A festive day full of activities, surprises and refreshments celebrating the exhibition in Heritage Square in front of the History Center.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Museum admission required to see exhibition.

Out of this World Fashion Show
Saturday, March 6
Original Designs Based on Superheroes and Villains. A runway show featuring original creations by fashion design students.
6 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. show. Call (407) 836-7010 for tickets.

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, March 16
The beauty from the 1954 classic horror movie “Creature from the Black Lagoon” and the sequel “Revenge of the Creature,” Ginger Stanley Hallowell was a renowned underwater performer, swimmer and film body double on TV and in the movies in the 1950s. A real pioneer in Florida underwater swimming, she is featured in many of the underwater shots from both Weeki Wachee and Silver Springs in the 1950s, and was stunt double for not only Julie Adams in the Creature movies, but also Esther Williams and others.
Noon to 1 p.m. Free. Call (407) 836-7010 for reservations.

Cosmic Comic Connection
Saturday, April 10
C3 celebrates animation, cartoons, anime, films, costuming, and comic books. The day is packed with special guests, panel discussions, contests, vendors, workshops, and more. Meet some of your favorite characters and comic book legends.
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included with museum admission.

Star Wars Day
Saturday, May 8
Stormtroopers take over the museum. Movie costume and make-up workshops, crafts, and other surprises immerse visitors in the world of science fiction.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included with museum admission.

Masters Go to the Movies
Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25
In conjunction with Out of this World, the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park presents choral and orchestral works from favorite movies including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and more.
April 24, 7:30 p.m.; April 25, 3 p.m. at the Bach Festival. For information or tickets, visit bachfestivalflorida.org.

During Out of this World, the Orange County Regional History Center will be open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

General Admission Prices, Feb. 6 – May 16, 2010:
$12 adults
$9 seniors (60+), military and students with valid I.D.
$7 children ages 5 to 12
Children 4 and under are free.

The Orange County Regional History Center is located at 65 E. Central Blvd., in downtown Orlando. Covered parking is available at the Orlando Public Library garage adjacent to the museum. For more information, visit thehistorycenter.org or call (407) 836-8500.

Out of this World movie costume exhibit at the Orange County Regional History Center

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