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 popcorn are free! (Seating is on a first come, first serve basis and is subject to capacity.)
February 9, 2016, 6:30 p.m. – Flight of the Intruder
Bringing to life a classic novel by Stephen Coonts, this film takes us inside the world of A-6 fighter/bomber pilots over the war-torn jungles of Vietnam.
March 8, 2016, 6:30 p.m. – Bombers B-52
Karl Malden and Natalie Wood star in this fictionalized look at the introduction of the Stratofortress to the Strategic Air Command at the height of the Cold War.
Watch trailer here.
April 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m. – Fire Birds
There are great aviation movies and then there are aviation movies with great flying. This movie, starring Nicolas Cage and Tommy Lee Jones, features some great flying!
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 Fed 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.