Memorial Day is almost upon us, and, to New Yorkers, nothing screams, "Summer's here!" more than the outdoor movies screened on the USS Inteprid's flight deck.
The Intrepid, also known as the Fighting "I", is one of 24 Essex-class airport carriers built for the Navy during World War II. It was first commissioned in August of 1942, and ultimately found a home here in the city as the site of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, a place where visitors can examine original artifacts, view historic video footage and explore interactive exhibits centered around the storied aircraft carrier.
Movies will be shown on the last Friday night of the month throughout the summer. And you get a two-fer: not only are films free, but admission to the museum will be waived those days.
This year's series, which will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the ship's commissioning, starts on May 26th. Check out the line-up:
- May 26: Top Gun
- June 30: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- July 28: Crimson Tide
- August 25: Top Gun: Maverick
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the flicks start at sunset. Feel free to bring your own blankets, chairs, food and drink. (No alcohol, though!)
Don't want to lug the grub? Fear not. Snacks will be sold at the movie.
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