Moving Aircraft Then.
Lifting Spirits Now.
What is now a state of the art movie theater was originally the forward aircraft elevator - used to transport aircraft between the ship’s hangar deck and the flight deck and as a vital recreational space when the crew were not performing their regular jobs.
Today, visitors to the Museum start their Intrepid experience in the Theater, where they are introduced to the proud history of the ship through visually dramatic video presentations. Names inscribed on the theater seats will be seen by hundreds of thousands of museum visitors and by innumerable special guests who attend speaker series and other high profile events in the Theater.
To visitors and future generations, these seat inscriptions will serve as a continual reminder of the importance of duty, sacrifice and of your hero’s individual service.