Travel back in time and experience the golden age of cinema at EAA’s Skyscape Theater Royale, a 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. (Seating is on a first come, first serve basis and is subject to capacity.)
Free for EAA Members | $5 for Nonmembers
February 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – Jet Pilot
Jim Shannon (John Wayne) is an Air Force Colonel who encounters a Russian female pilot landing on an American airstrip. Love interests, Russian spy, and risk of imprisonment feature in this jet packed drama.
March 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – The Hindenburg
Germany’s prized airship is threatened with sabotage and Col. Franz Ritter (George C. Scott) is charged with the its safety. As the massive Zeppelin lifts off for a Journey to the United States, Ritter investigates the passengers, looking for a potential bomber.
April 6, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – Apollo 13
Loss of oxygen, tension within the crew, and numerous technical problems experienced during the Apollo 13 mission threaten the astronauts’ safe return to Earth.
May 4, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – The Spirit of St. Louis
Follow the legendary pilot, Charles Lindbergh (James Stewart), as he makes his historic transatlantic flight from New York to Paris, alone.
June 1, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – Memphis Belle
Fly along with the crew of the famous B-17 “Memphis Belle” as they battle their way through European skies to complete their 25th and final mission.
September 7, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – Toward the Unknown
Captured during the Korean war, ace pilot Maj. Lincoln Bond (William Holden) is hoping to return to his work as a test pilot, but base commander Brig. Gen. Banner (Lloyd Nolan) doesn’t trust his stability. In a series of dramatic events, Bond works to impress fellow pilots and earthbound observers.
October 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – Dive Bomber
A box office hit dedicated to the flight surgeons of the U.S. armed forces; Dive Bomber tells the story of a doctor becoming a flight surgeon working to make the flying safer for pilots.
November 2, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – Chain Lightning
Former World War II flying ace Matt Brennan (Humphrey Bogart) courageously takes the most dangerous assignment of his career; he consents to use an unorthodox, unproven ejector seat while flying at death-defying speeds.
December 7, 2017, 6:30 p.m. – The Red Baron
The Red Baron follows Germany’s most famous aviator, Baron Manfred von Richthofen (Tomáš Koutník). The film covers Baron’s life, struggles with war, and his responsibility to his men.