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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS Feed 'Disney Night' Thursday at Fly-In Theater
Fly-In Theater to showcase 20th anniversary screening of The Rocketeer
The Rocketeer

The 20th anniversary edition of The Rocketeer, now available in high-definition on Disney Blu-ray, will blast across the screen on Thursday, July 26, at the EAA Fly-In Theater in Oshkosh, delighting thousands with the story of a dangerous mission that transforms an ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero.

The Rocketeer centers on the discovery of a top-secret jetpack that hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense, and intrigue. Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who is a secret Nazi spy. With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world. The movie stars Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, and Alan Arkin.

The nightly EAA Fly-In Theater, presented by Ford Motor Company, with support from Hamilton Watches, is one of the most popular attractions at AirVenture each year.

"The Disney audience and EAA AirVenture attendees share a great family culture," said EAA President/CEO Rod Hightower. "We couldn't be happier to show this great Disney feature at AirVenture."

The Ford team was instrumental in orchestrating the addition of Disney to the weeklong venue. "We constantly strive to make the Fly-In Theater experience a highpoint at AirVenture, and we look forward to this year's Disney Night as the first of many," said Kevin Keling, corporate events manager at Ford.

The free nightly movies are attended by thousands and are shown on a huge five-story outdoor screen. Other movies scheduled for this year include 633 Squadron on Sunday, July 22; Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo on Monday, July 23; Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol on Tuesday, July 24; Red Tails on Wednesday, July 25; Star Trek (2009) on Friday, July 27; and The Great Waldo Pepper on Saturday, July 28.

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