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Apollo 13 to screen at Air Force Museum Theatre

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  • By Eric Henry
  • Air Force Museum Foundation
The Air Force Museum Theatre's Hollywood series continues on April 27 with Apollo 13, starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise and Ed Harris. Apollo 13 is the second in a continuing series of Hollywood films to be shown on the fourth Sunday of every month, at four p.m., for four dollars. When you buy four tickets you get a fifth for free. These films will be aviation, space, or seasonally themed. The Air Force Museum Theatre, with its updated digital sound and projector systems on southwest Ohio's largest digital screen, offers a premium movie-viewing experience at a budget price.

"Houston, we have a problem." April is the anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, which makes it a perfect chance to catch the movie which chronicles the true story of three astronauts who must devise a strategy to return to Earth safely after their spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage. Apollo 13 is one of the top space movies of all time and a winner of more than 20 awards, including two Oscars.

Another Oscar-winning film, Gravity (in 3D) will come to our screen in May. Visit the new space shuttle exhibit before watching this wild space adventure. June's feature will be the Superman film, Man of Steel, which features the C-17 aircraft parked right outside of our Theatre! Bring the entire family to see the Disney/Pixar film Up in July followed by 2001: A Space Odyssey in August. Films for September through December will be announced soon.

The Air Force Museum Theatre's daily schedule includes shorter films such as: Fighter Pilot 3D, Tornado Alley 3D, Air Racers 3D and Restorers-They Were All Volunteers (partially filmed at the National Museum of the United States Air Force). Visit our website for more information,

The Theatre is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, established to assist the Air Force in the development and expansion of the facilities of the National Museum of the United States Air Force. For more information on the Air Force Museum Foundation, visit The Air Force Museum
Foundation is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.

The museum is located six miles northeast of Dayton, accessed easily off Interstates 70 and 75 to Interstate 675, exit 15, which is the Colonel Glenn Highway exit. The museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Parking and admission are free; however, there is a charge for the Theatre. For more information, visit the museum on the Web at

NOTE TO PULIC: For more information, please contact the Air Force Museum Theatre at (937) 253-4629 or visit or email

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information on the "4 x 4" Sunday Films or The Air Force Museum Foundation, contact Mary Bruggeman, Chief, Theatre Operations, at (937) 656-9623 or, or Eric Henry, Theatre Manager, at (937) 656-9627 or