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Intrepid FREE Summer Movie Series
Join the Intrepid Museum for its seventh annual Summer Movie Series. Enjoy FREE feature films on the flight deck, under the stars!

This year, for the first time ever, each film will be introduced by a special guest, including Top Gun flight double and former astronaut Scott D. Altman, astrophysicist Dr. Steve B. Howell, author Jeffrey Kluger and more!

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Guests are encouraged to bring their own food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Please note that all exits are final. There is no reentry.
REMINDER: Doors open at 7:30pm, and the program begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited. Admission tickets (free of charge) will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis before the screening.

  • There is no smoking in the Museum complex.
  • One ticket per person
  • You must be in line to receive a ticket. All new arrivals must join the back of the line.
  • Tickets will be distributed starting at 6:15pm, and ticket holders will be queued within the Museum complex. Be sure all members of your party are in line by 6:15pm.
  • On July 9 and July 23, tickets will be distributed at 5:45pm, and ticket holders will be queued in the Museum Complex. Be sure all members of your party are in line by 5:45pm.
Museum members enjoy priority admission in our members-only line. Become an Intrepid Museum member today to enjoy this and many other benefits.
  • Members at the Individual or Student level receive priority admission for two people.
  • Members at the Family/Dual level and above receive priority admission for six people.

Why not take a Guided Tour while you wait for the doors to open? Guided Tours of the submarine Growler will begin at 6:00pm and 6:15pm, a tour of the Space Shuttle Pavilion will begin at 6:00pm, and a tour of the Concorde will begin at 6:00pm. Tours cost $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, children and youth. Tours are nonrefundable and take place rain or shine. For more details about the tours, click here.

The Intrepid Museum strives to make all public programs accessible for people with disabilities. To request American Sign Language interpretation for the introduction to the film, a social narrative, wheelchair seating or any other accommodation, please email access@intrepidmuseum.org or call 646-381-5182 at least two weeks prior to the event.
2015 Summer Movie Series Schedule Share
Top Gun - Rated PG
110 minutes
Friday, May 22

Maverick is one of the best daredevil pilots in his class at the Miramar Naval Air Station. He and his partner, Goose, battle Russian fighter pilots over international waters. With incredible stunts and memorable aerial photography, this action-packed story was one of the most popular films in the 1980s.

Introduced by Scott D. Altman, former NASA astronaut and Navy pilot, who served as the flight double for Tom Cruise in Top Gun.

Scott D. Altman is a retired U.S. Navy captain and former NASA astronaut. During his career as a Navy pilot, he took to the skies in military jet aircraft such as the F-14A and F-14D.  He went on to serve as commander for two NASA space shuttle missions (STS-109 and STS-125) and served as the chief of the Exploration Branch of the Astronaut Office. He retired from NASA in 2010 to join ASRC Research and Technology Solutions in Greenbelt, Maryland.

October Sky - Rated PG
108 minutes
Thursday, July 9

In this true story, Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son, is inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry—against his father's wishes.

Introduced by Kayla Rajsky, Cornell University.

Kayla Rajsky is a student at Cornell University, where she is majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in aerospace engineering. Rajsky is also a member of the Cornell Rocketry Team, which competes in the NASA Student Launch competition.  


Moon - Rated R
97 minutes
Thursday, July 16

Astronaut Sam Bell experiences a personal crisis as he nears the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, has been sending back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish the planet's power problems.

Introduced by Dr. Charles Marmar, a leading expert on post-traumatic stress disorder.

Dr. Charles Marmar is chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center and director of the Center’s Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Research Program. He has also served as professor and vice chair of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and associate chief of staff for mental health at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Rated PG-13
137 minutes
Thursday, July 23

After an encounter with a UFO, a line worker feels drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Introduced by Dr. Steve B. Howell, a project scientist at NASA Ames Research Center.

Dr. Steve B. Howell is the project scientist for NASA’s Kepler and K2 missions, developed to search for habitable planets. The goal of the Kepler Space Telescope, launched in 2009, is to discover exoplanets—planets orbiting other stars. Kepler has discovered over 4,500 exoplanet candidates, nearly 2,000 confirmed exoplanets and several hundred exoplanets that are similar to Earth in size. The K2 mission will continue the search for exoplanets around the closest, brightest stars and provide the best scientific data sets ever obtained for many of the well-known stars and star clusters along the zodiac. Howell received his PhD in astrophysics from the University of Amsterdam and has worked in many aspects of astronomy, including instrument-building for ground and space-based telescopes, university education and public outreach. 


Wall-E - Rated G
98 minutes
Thursday, August 13

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of humankind.

Introduced by Dr. Matei Ciocarlie, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia University

Dr. Matei Ciocarlie works in robotics, with the goal of building intelligent mechanisms that interact with their environment, hold their own in the real world and perform useful tasks. He is particularly interested in versatile robotic manipulators, which combine mechanical and computational intelligence to assist people with motor impairments or to make skilled workers more productive. Ciocarlie earned his BS in engineering at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest and his PhD at Columbia University in New York. He is the recipient of the Robotdalen Scientific Award and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Early Career Award.


Apollo 13 - Rated PG
140 minutes
Thursday, August 20

In this harrowing true story, NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 safely to Earth after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage, putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

Introduced by Jeffrey Kluger, co-author of the book Apollo 13

Jeffrey Kluger is editor-at-large of Time magazine and Time.com and the author of nine books. His first book, co-authored with former astronaut Jim Lovell, was Apollo 13, which served as the basis of the 1995 movie. Kluger admits that when he was a boy, Lovell was his favorite astronaut—a fact that compelled him to approach Lovell in 1992 about working on a book together. Early responses to the book were not encouraging. They were told, "Nobody wants to read about three guys who didn't land on the moon 22 years ago." As it turned out, many people did.