Travel back in time and experience the golden age of cinema at EAA’s Skyscape Theater Royale, a free series of classic aviation film screenings. Each film begins at 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s Skyscape Theater, an intimate setting with a 50-foot screen and state-of-the-art projection and sound systems. The best part is that admission and a snack are free! (Seating is on a first come, first serve basis and is subject to capacity.)
May 10, 2016, 6:30 p.m. – Men With Wings
A lesser-known gem from acclaimed director and World War I fighter pilot William Wellman stars Fred MacMurray and Ray Milland in a story based on the first 30 years of aviation history.
Read about the movie here.
June 14, 2016, 6:30 p.m. – Top Gun
Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer go ahead to with Northrop F-5s pretending to be MiG-28s—and each other—in this much-loved look at Naval fighter jocks.
September 13, 2016, 6:30 p.m. – Iron Eagle
Every pilot’s favorite guilty pleasure, this film follows the exploits of teenager Doug Masters who has a plan to rescue his fighter pilot father: all he needs to do is borrow an F-16.
October 11, 2016, 6:30 p.m. – A Guy Named Joe
P-38 pilots Spencer Tracy and Van Johnson both compete for Irene Dunne’s attention in this MGM classic that was later remade by Steven Spielberg as Always.
November 8, 2016, 6:30 p.m. – The Bridges at Toko-Ri
One of the best films about the Korean War, this picture features William Holden as a Navy fighter pilot, Grace Kelly as his wife, and Mickey Rooney as a comic helicopter rescue pilot.
December 13, 2016, 6:30 p.m. – The Dam Busters
A taut, well-acted classic, based on the true story of the “bouncing bomb” employed by British Royal Air Force Lancaster bombers against dams deep in enemy territory.