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. This space was also used as a vital recreational space when the crew were not performing their regular jobs. Activities included concerts, sporting events and religious services.
Carrying on that tradition 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 and inscriptions on the seats are also seen by innumerable special guests who attend speaker series and other high-profile events at the Museum.
We are humbled to recognize these personal stories aboard the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, a national historic landmark. These inscriptions are now a permanent part of the Intrepid Museum and the stories they tell will continue to educate about the meaning of service for generations to come.