Saturday, March 17, 2007

Ride On METRO : Hot Town, Cool City

Houston isn't considered a cool city. It is considered a hot, muggy, business city. A new travel documentary hopes to help change that. METRO will be giving free METRO train rides on the film's premiere night, Friday, March 30 to help you discover some of the little gems worth visiting in Houston. Director Maureen McNamera:
"Houston is more of an adolescent, renegade cool city," she says on her Web site. "Things are a little more spread out in Houston. Houston is full of surprises and discoveries; it's an interactive city."

Her film features places many locals don't know about: the Glass Bros. Watermelon Stand, New World Museum, The Chocolate Bar, Project Row houses, a farmer's market tour.

Going beyond oil, NASA, the Medical Center and the Galleria, this film brings viewers on a treasure hunt of discovery. McNamara points out that our hot, humid city is also home to some of the nation's top chefs and eateries and has the third largest arts community in the country.

If you can't make the premiere, there will be more screenings: Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 1, at 1 p.m.

Afterwards, take your ticket stub, pick up a METRO Hot Town, Cool City map at the MFAH and METRO locations, buy a round-trip rail ticket from the METRO Museum District station....and get ready to discover a good time.

Visit "CRAWL" locations depicted by an asterisk on the METRO map - and you'll receive a Hot Town, Cool City prize at 16 fun locations - all within walking distance from METRORail.
The movie world premiere will be at the MFA Friday March 30.

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