The blockbuster movie “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will be shown outside under the airplane wings in the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s “Heritage Park” on Saturday, August 2, 2014. The proceeds of the film’s showing will be used to support restoration of the Museum’s iconic aircraft.
“Operation Preservation: The Campaign to Restore the Planes” is an ambitious campaign by the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History to raise $200,000 in two years. The planes to receive attention are the B29 Superfortress, B52-B Stratofortress, the F-105D Thunderchief and A7 Corsair II. Because these important artifacts “live” in the Museum’s Heritage Park, they are subject to the ravages of the southwestern weather – and they are showing it. Support of the restoration of some of its most important artifacts will mean that the Museum can continue to display these iconic items as they should be: properly painted and cared for.
“We hope to have a big crowd to see this sensational movie,” said Jim Walther, Director of the Museum. “What’s more fun than an action movie among iconic aircraft on a summer evening?”
Doors will open at 7:30 pm and the movie will begin at dark. Bring a portable outdoor chair; local food trucks will be available all night. Please, no pets allowed.
Admission into this event is free with Museum admission. Tickets can be purchased in advance at nuclearmuseum.org.
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