October 3, 2013 Take Amtrak to Visit Hollywood Costume Exhibit in Richmond

Kimberly Woods

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40 percent off companion rail fare discount

WASHINGTON – Amtrak Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) are teaming up to give film buffs an opportunity to take advantage of a special travel discount to see the Hollywood Costume exhibition in Richmond.

VMFA will host Hollywood Costume from Nov. 9 to Feb. 17, and is the only East Coast venue for this rich and unique presentation of iconic costumes. The exhibition celebrates the role of costume design in nearly a century of American cinema, and most of the costumes have never been publicly displayed or seen beyond the secure walls of studio archives. The discount is valid for one 40 percent off companion rail fare with the purchase of one regular full adult rail fare.

To take advantage of the discount, reservations are exclusively available at vmfa.museum/AMTRAK.

“The selection of iconic costumes from famous characters packs an emotional punch,” VMFA Director Alex Nyerges said. “Visitors to this exhibition will gain a fresh understanding and appreciation of costume design in America’s film industry. Cinema is considered by many to be the greatest and most broadly accessible art form of the 20th and 21st centuries, and this ground-breaking display will offer a unique insight into the art of movie-making.”

Visitors to Hollywood Costume will step behind the scenes to explore the central role costume design plays in cinematic storytelling. From the Golden Age to modern blockbusters, visitors will walk among the clothes worn by unforgettable and beloved characters from movies such as The Wizard of Oz, Cleopatra, The Blues Brothers, Shakespeare in Love, Titanic, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Twilight: New Moon, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and The Dark Knight Rises.

The 40 percent offer is on sale between Oct. 1 and Feb. 13 and for travel between Nov. 7 and Feb. 16. This offer is valid for travel to Richmond, Va., and return only. Advance reservations are required a minimum of three days prior to travel. The adult and companion must travel together. Fares are subject to availability. Up to two children ages 2-15 may accompany each adult at half the regular full adult rail fare. This offer is valid for travel on the Northeast Regional, Palmetto, Silver Meteor and Silver Star services. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other discounts.

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