|Watching movies under the stars at the EAA Fly-In Theater.
See great movies introduced by bona fide legends all week at the EAA Fly-In Theater, presented by Ford Motor company and supported by Hamilton Watches.
AirVenture attendees can kick back, relax, grab some free popcorn, and watch a full-length movie outdoors on a five-story-high projection screen.
Films will be introduced by some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars saga and Indiana Jones series. He’ll be here on Friday to introduce and preview his new film about the Tuskegee Airmen, Red Tails, set for release next year.
Speaking of Indiana Jones, perhaps Lucasfilms biggest star, Harrison Ford, will appear Wednesday to introduce his Tom Clancy thriller, Clear and Present Danger.
Robert Hays, who played Ted Striker in the hilarious Airplane!, will be on hand Thursday night to introduce the classic comedy.
The EAA Fly-In Theater runs Sunday through Saturday (weather permitting) starting at 8:30 p.m. Here’s the complete schedule for the week.
Sunday, July 24 - Flight of the Intruder (1991), starring Danny Glover and Willem Dafoe; introduced by EAA President/CEO Rod Hightower and EAA/AirVenture Chairman Tom Poberezny.
Monday, July 25 - Top Gun (1986), starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, and Val Kilmer; introduced by Tom Huff, commander, U.S. Navy Test Pilot School
Tuesday, July 26 - True Grit (2010), starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin; introduced by Executive Producer David Ellison (pilot and EAA member)
Wednesday, July 27 - Clear and Present Danger (1994), starring Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones; introduced by Harrison Ford, pilot, EAA member, and former Young Eagles chairman
Thursday, July 28 - Airplane! (1980), starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, and Leslie Nielsen; introduced by Robert Hays, a private pilot in real life who played the lead role of Ted Striker in this comic classic.
Friday, July 29 - Red Tails (preview), presented by the legendary George Lucas. This movie, set for release in 2012, tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Feature film: Apollo 13 (1995), starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, and Gary Sinise, introduced by astronauts Gene Cernan, EAA member and “the last man on the moon” during Apollo 17, and Dick Gordon, command module pilot of the second manned mission to land on the moon, Apollo 12.
Saturday, July 30 - The Dam Busters, (1955), starring Michael Redgrave. (No pre-show; the movie will begin at 9:30 after conclusion of the Saturday night air show.)