Beginning tonight, the popular Free Intrepid Summer Movie Series presented by Bank of America returns on select Fridays throughout the summer and will honor “Heroes of the Big Screen” in 2010. The unique series offers members of the public the opportunity to watch classic films for free on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Intrepid and kicks off with “Top Gun,” one of the most popular military-themed summer blockbusters of all time.
Visitors may begin lining up for tonight’s Top Gun Showing at 6pm. Seating at the screening will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are encouraged to bring their own food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, however no outside alcohol is permitted.
Prior to each feature presentation, mini-documentaries depicting the role Bank of America played in fueling progress and opportunity through its history will be shown. Each “mini-doc” aligns thematically with the classic movie being screened that week. The mini-docs were created through an integrated partnership with HISTORY™ channel around its epic series America the Story of Us, the final episode of which airs this Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Prior to today’s screening of “Top Gun,” an America the Story of Us mini-doc detailing Bank of America’s long-standing support of the military, from World War II to the present day, will be shown and will re-air prior to two other screenings later this summer. A second mini-doc from the series will also air prior to a screening in July demonstrating the bank’s commitment to revitalizing Ellis Island. Lastly, a promotional vignette about Bank of America’s sponsorship of the upcoming Ken Burns baseball documentary, “The 10th Inning,” rounds out the lineup.
The complete 2010 schedule of film screenings with accompanying mini-docs is as follows:
May 28 “Top Gun” World War II/Military mini-doc
June 19 “Field of Dreams” “The 10th Inning” promo
July 9 “Ghostbusters” World War II/Military mini-doc
July 23 “The Goonies” Ellis Island mini-doc
August 6 “Raiders of the Lost Ark” World War II/Military mini-doc
August 20 “Rocky” “The 10th Inning” promo
For more information please visit: http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Summer-Movie-Series.aspx