“Reels on the Ramp” Will Offer Free Outdoor Movies at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
The National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, will show free outdoor movies June 23 through Aug. 25. This unique experience will give visitors and locals alike a chance to watch Hollywood favorites under the stars on the Udvar-Hazy Center’s outdoor airplane ramp. Each of the aviation- and space-themed films will begin at dusk; doors will open at 8 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Films may be canceled due to inclement weather.
Saturday, June 23—Wall-E (starts at 9 p.m.)
Saturday, June 30—Top Gun
Saturday, July 7—October Sky
Saturday, July 14—Dunkirk
Friday, July 20—Apollo 13
Saturday, July 28—Battle of Britain
Saturday, Aug. 4—Star Wars, The Force Awakens
Saturday, Aug. 11—Planes
Saturday, Aug. 18—Guardians of the Galaxy
Saturday, Aug. 25—Sully
Film dates are subject to change; check the website for up-to-date details at https://airandspace.si.edu/event-series/reels-ramp.
“Reels on the Ramp” is made possible by the support of Northrop Grumman.
The National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is located in Chantilly, Virginia, near Washington Dulles International Airport. The museum building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is located at Sixth Street and Independence Avenue S.W. Both facilities are open daily from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free, but there is a $15 fee for parking before 4 p.m. at the Udvar-Hazy Center.
Note: Summer hours for the National Mall building are in effect until Sept. 9, unless otherwise noted: 10 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Check the museum’s website for the most up-to-date times.
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