As part of the World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous weekend at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, the museum galleries, IMAX Theatre, gift shop and café will be open extended hours, with special evening events taking place Sept. 25 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Pilots and re-enactors from the World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous will be on-hand in the Early Years Gallery from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. to interact with the public and answer questions about their role in re-creating the World War I time period.
The feature film “Blue Max” will be shown free of charge in the museum’s Carney Auditorium at 7 p.m. The film tells the story of a corporal in the German infantry who leaves the fighting in the trenches to become an officer and a fighter pilot in the German Air Service with his sights set on winning the highest decoration, the Pour le Mérite, nicknamed the “Blue Max,” for which he must shoot down 20 aircraft.
Visitors will also receive a free World War I patch with every gift shop purchase, (while supplies last).
In addition, the IMAX Theatre will show the movie “To Fly!” at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., and “Flyers” at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., at a discounted ticket price of $5 per person with children age 7 and under admitted free.
Popcorn and soda will be available for purchase in the atrium for movies in both the IMAX Theatre and the Carney Auditorium. (Food and drinks are not permitted in the museum galleries.)
Finally, the Morphis MovieRide will run throughout the evening at a reduced rate of $3 per person for those over 3 years of age.
The World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous is a free event that is open to the public on Sept. 25 and 26 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
For more information: NationalMuseum.af.mil.