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“Back to the Future” Movie Event of the Summer in Heritage Park

May 19, 2015

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host “Movie Under the Wings,” a unique outdoor movie event where visitors will view the iconic movie, Back to the Future, among such historic aircraft as the B-29 Superfortress, an F-16 Fighting Falcon and many more. “Movie Under the Wings,” will take place in the Museum’s outdoor exhibit area, Heritage Park, on Saturday, June 20. Doors will open at 7:30 pm and the movie will begin at dark.

“It is with great excitement that we invite the public to come and experience an evening unlike any other, and enjoy such a classic movie under the stars, and airplane wings, at our Museum,” said Jim Walther, Museum Director. “As an added bonus, we will display our newly acquired DeLorean sports car, the very model seen in Back to the Future.”

The Museum acquired a 1981 DeLorean DMC 12, an American sports car manufactured by John DeLorean’s DeLorean Motor Company, this spring with the plan to add this unique vehicle to the permanent Atomic Pop Culture exhibit.

“Movie Under the Wings” will also provide family-friendly activities and local entertainment before the movie begins, an opportunity to enjoy cuisine from local food trucks and the opportunity to independently tour the Museum. The Museum is asking moviegoers to bring portable outdoor chairs for comfort and to please leave all four-legged friends at home.

The proceeds of the film’s showing will be used to support restoration of the Museum’s iconic aircraft. The Museum’s staff is currently focusing its efforts on restoring the B-29 Superfortress, one of only 17 complete aircraft left in existence still suitable for display.

This event is free with paid Museum admission. Because this is a special fundraising event, it is not covered by Museum membership or other passes. June 20 admission may be purchased at the door or in advance here

For more information on the Museum’s “Movie Under the Wings,” please contact Beunka Sinclair at 505-245-2137, extension 105.

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