Movies on Deck 2014

LST 393’s 2014 Friday Night "Movies On Deck"

USS LST 393 Veterans Museum is pleased to present another year of the popular Friday Night "Movies on Deck" film series.

Families and businesses have committed to sponsoring individual movies. But the biggest gift of all came from Waddell & Reed, a downtown Muskegon investment and financial planning firm. That firm is underwriting the entire series again this year.

The historic warship’s “Movies on Deck” starts June 6 with a special showing of “The Longest Day,” the D-Day epic that will be shown on the 70th anniversay of the Normandy invasion. LST 393 was there on that historic day. The movie will start at 8 p.m and will be shown inside on the ship's cavernous tank deck; at more than 3 hours long it's too lengthy for an "after dark" showing. The screening is sponsored by Tyler Sales Co.

The rest of the summer, films are shown on LST 393’s huge screen on the top deck starting right after sunset, around 10 p.m. In August, films start about 9:30.

There is no charge to attend “Movies on Deck” screenings, although donations to help support the restoration and veterans museum are always welcome. Moviegoers can bring their own chairs and refreshments; popcorn, soda and snacks are available for sale.

Inclement weather will mean a move down inside the giant tank deck of the ship for an indoor showing. The museum’s indoor audio-video system has been recently upgraded by Muskegon’s Geeks Inc. If moved inside, the movie will start at 10 p.m.

This summer’s list of movies includes some all-time greats, including “The Gallant Hours” with James Cagney  and “Operation Petticoat" with Cary Grant (SS LST 393 Veterans Museum is pleased to present another year of the popular Friday Night "Movies on Deck" film series.

Families and businesses have committed to sponsoring individual movies. But the biggest gift of all came from Waddell & Reed, a downtown Muskegon investment and financial planning firm. That firm is underwriting the entire series again this year.

The historic warship’s “Movies on Deck” starts June 6 with a special showing of “The Longest Day,” the D-Day epic that will be shown on the 70th anniversay of the Normandy invasion. LST 393 was there on that historic day. The movie will start at 8 p.m and will be shown inside on the ship's cavernous tank deck; at more than 3 hours long it's too lengthy for an "after dark" showing.

The rest of the summer, films are shown on LST 393’s huge screen on the top deck starting right after sunset, around 10 p.m. In August, films start about 9:30.

There is no charge to attend “Movies on Deck” screenings, although donations to help support the restoration and veterans museum are always welcome. Moviegoers can bring their own chairs and refreshments; popcorn, soda and snacks are available for sale.

Inclement weather will mean a move down inside the giant tank deck of the ship for an indoor showing. The museum’s indoor audio-video system has been recently upgraded by Muskegon’s Geeks Inc. If moved inside, the movie will start at 10 p.m.

This summer’s list of movies includes some all-time greats, including “The Gallant Hours” with James Cagney  and “Operation Petticoat" with Cary Grant (sponsored by The Watermark Center). Family classics include “The Sandlot,” (also sponsored by The Watermark Center).

Modern blockbusters on the list are “Ghostbusters II” and “Romancing the Stone” with Michael Douglas. War movies – LST 393 is a World War II veteran with three battle stars, after all – include Errol Flynn’s “Dawn Patrol”

2014 "Movies On Deck" Season, underwritten by Waddell & Reed

Date Title Sponsor
6 June 2014 The Longest Day
13 June 2014 Ghostbusters II
20 June 2014 The Gallant Hours
27 June 2014 The Sandlot
11 July 2014 Operation Petticoat
25 July 2014 Jaws II
1 August 2014 Dawn Patrol
15 August 2014 Romancing the Stone
22 August 2014 "The Birds"