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Every Night is Movie Night at AirVenture

July 18. 2015 - What better way to cap a long day at EAA AirVenture that to sit back and watch a great movie at the EAA Fly-In Theater, sponsored by Ford Motor Company.

Located adjacent to Camp Scholler, the Fly-In Theater is reminiscent of the drive-in theaters of the past. Each evening the show begins at approximately 8:30 p.m. (after the evening air show on Saturday), and moviegoers can bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the featured films projected on a five-story screen. And the popcorn’s free!

A number of very special presenters will be on hand to help introduce the featured offerings, including new documentaries like Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project, and Living in the Age of Airplanes, along with recent blockbusters Interstellar and Unbroken, and aviation classics like the Battle of Britain and Apollo 13.

First up on Sunday, July 19, is the Hoover documentary, to be presented by Kimberly Furst, who directed, produced, and wrote the screenplay, joined by Sean D. Tucker, and the man himself, Robert A. “Bob” Hoover.

The second film in our Sunday double feature is Living in the Age of Airplanes, introduced by producer/director Brian J. Terwilliger, who also directed and produced One Six Right. Like that popular paean to Van Nuys Airport, Harrison Ford provides the narration for Terwilliger’s latest effort, which gives a history of how aviation has changed the world.

Monday, July 20
, see the sci-fi space thriller Interstellar (2014) starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. On hand to introduce the movie will be Charlie Precourt, former astronaut and space shuttle commander, and current contributor to EAA Sport Aviation magazine.

Tuesday, July 21
, the poignant story of survival of a B-24 crew, Unbroken (2014) will be presented by Jay Davis, general sales manager for Ford Motor Company, and EAA Chairman Jack J. Pelton.

Wednesday, July 22
, features Edge of Tomorrow (2014), a futuristic thriller about world forces fighting aliens on Earth, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.

Thursday, July 23
, don’t miss Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014), the animated sequel to Disney’s 2013 hit Planes, which held a special pre-premier screening at EAA AirVenture 2013 that drew more than 10,000 people.

Friday, July 24
, join special presenters Milt Windler and William Reeves, who were on NASA’s Mission Operations team in Houston during the Apollo 13 mission in 1970, for the movie Apollo 13 (1995), starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. Other special guests may also appear, so please stay tuned.

Wrapping up the Fly-In Theater movies on Saturday, July 25, is Battle of Britain (1969), featuring an all-star cast led by Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, and Laurence Olivier, the story of how England successfully pushed back Nazi Germany for control of British airspace in 1940.

All movies at the Fly-In Theater are included with your admission wristband.
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