Movies on Deck 2016

LST 393’s 2016 Friday Night "Movies On Deck"

Sunsets. Sea breezes. Superstars. They’re all on deck at USS LST 393 Veterans Museum for the popular “Movies on Deck” most Friday nights this summer on Muskegon’s downtown waterfront. Now in its 10th year, the free film series continues to thrive because families and businesses have committed to sponsoring individual movies. But the biggest gift of all comes from Waddell & Reed, a downtown Muskegon investment and financial planning firm that is underwriting the entire series again this year.

The 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.

The historic warship’s “Movies on Deck” opens June 10 with a family classic, “Finding Nemo.” Other all-time great films this summer include “Mister Roberts” and “Top Gun” to kick off the Fourth of July weekend. There will be a special Saturday night screening of “The Maltese Falcon” on its 75th anniversary June 25.

There is no charge to attend “Movies on Deck” screenings, although donations to help support the ship’s restoration and veterans museum are always welcome. Moviegoers should bring their own chairs and weather-appropriate clothing; 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 popular films like “Back to the Future Part II” with Michael J. Fox and “The Karate Kid" with Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. For suspense lovers there’s the classic “Rear Window” with James Stewart and Grace Kelly.

2016 "Movies On Deck" Season, underwritten by Waddell & Reed

Date Title Sponsor
19 August 2014 22:00 to 08 August 2016 13:00 Viewers Choice
10 June 2016 Finding Nemo
17 June 2016 Back to the Future II
25 June 2016 Maltese Falcon
1 July 2016 Top Gun Tyler Sales Co.
8 July 2016 Mister Roberts Whiting Appraisals
22 July 2016 Karate Kid (1984)
29 July 2016 Silverado
5 August 2016 Rear Window Knapp Family
19 August 2016 E.T. The Extra Terrestrial