What is now a state-of-the-art movie theater was originally the forward aircraft elevator of the USS Intrepid.

What is now a state-of-the-art movie theater was originally the forward aircraft elevator, which was used to transport aircraft between the ship’s hangar and flight decks, and as a vital recreational space when the crew were not performing their regular jobs.

Today, more than one million visitors pass through the Museum each year and many begin their visit in the theater viewing our film The Story of Intrepid. The names on the seats are also seen by innumerable special guests who attend speaker series and other high-profile events at the Museum.

Each Seat of Honor has its own story to tell. 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.

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Sailors and marines line Intrepid’s flight deck in 1956. Lt. Charles Devens guides a TBF Avenger into position for takeoff in 1944. A Grumman S-2 Tracker on the forward aircraft elevator in the early 1970s. Gift of Angel Torres, Jr. Crew members play volleyball in the aircraft elevator during World War II. Visitors to Intrepid ride the forward aircraft elevator in 1971.
 
Collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum