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march 10, 2017Harriet BaskasEntertainment, Moviesairport movies, Changi Airport, Portland international Aiport

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My ‘At ns Airport’ column zum USA heute this month ist all around airports where travelers can watch movies. All die time and on distinct occasions.

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Here’s a contempt abbreviated version des that column:

In February, Oregon’s Portland international Airport hosted die official opening von a cost-free microcinema ~ above Concourse C.

A branch des the city’s historic hollywood Theatre movie palace, the new hollywood Theatre punkt PDX has a bright, 1920s-inspired neon marquee, seating zum 17 (but capacity zum 49) and a $200,000 modern projection und sound system isolated from the roar of the planes und the shaking of the airport building.

The cinema replaces a rarely supplied post-security dienstleistungen center. Now, instead of sitting weist work tables with energie outlets, passengers kann sein use this space zu watch in hour-long reel des G-rated quick films über Oregon filmmakers that möchte run around die clock und be refreshed quarterly.

The opening regime reel contains the premier of in animated film, a music video, a documentary, mini-shorts about Portland by local film students and more than a half-dozen other features.

More airport cinemas

Portland international isn’t the only airport zu offer movies to passengers who oase a bit of extra time kommen sie spend at ns airport.

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At the end of 2014, Minneapolis-St. Paul international Airport opened its “See 18” raffinesse Room near gate C18 to show short films, documentaries, music videos and art programming by Minnesota filmmakers und shot predominantly bei Minnesota.

All films are under 10 minutes, run 24/7, room curated by The film Society des Minneapolis-St. Paul und are refreshed 3 time a year.

Elsewhere, Lithuania’s Vilnius Airport promotes its cost-free ‘cinema hall’ showing work by Lithuanian filmmakers und there’s a Cinema Time verfeinern room showing a vast variety des free movies at the Vaclav Havel Prague Airport.

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Terminal 3 – Transit – Movie theatre – Interior


Singapore’s Changi Airport has actually two 24-hour movie theatres (in Terminals 2 und 3) offering totally free screenings von full-length movies for passengers, through a line-up that currently includes ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ ‘Keeping up with ns Joneses,’ und ‘Kubo and the 2 Strings.’ and there are movie theaters selling fahrkarte to recent films bei the public locations of hong Kong international Airport, southern Korea’s Incheon Airport and a few others.

Special screenings

Airports without committed film-screening spaces schutz dabbled v movies events as well.

While ns Toronto International film Festival was underway bei 2010, passengers weist Toronto Pearson international Airport could watch movie trailers from the festival in a pair des 10×10-foot pop-up verfeinern rooms. Complimentary popcorn was provided each night.

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For ns past three summers, Germany’s Dusseldorf Airport has hosted in outdoor cinema to nur blockbusters on a giant screen set up on a concourse rooftop, through wireless headphones zum each moviegoer. The series returns in July through ten screenings.

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During 2016, Denver international Airport showed free outdoor movie on ns outdoor plaza betwee the main terminal und the Westin Denver international Airport together part von a “Film on die Fly” series.

No program ist set yet weil das 2017, but ns 2016 line-up contained “Top Gun”, “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” “Close Encounters von the der dritte tag Kind,” und “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”

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And, at San francisco International Airport, bei Interim Boarding Area B, a selection from Laurie O’Brien’s Peephole Cinema features silent film shorts inspired by travel und the writings des Danish author Hans christen Andersen.

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Back to the Future

While in airport movie theater might seem prefer a fresh neu amenity, the idea zu sein far from feuer new.

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From die early 1950s into die mid-1970s, there was a ‘regular’ movie theatre – ns Skyport Cinema – mirroring first-run films hinweisen Pittsburgh international Airport.

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And wie the new Dallas/Fort Worth international airport opened an January 1974, “all the major airlines relocated their operations there from Love,” claimed Bruce Bleakley, director von the Frontiers of Flight Museum an Dallas, “That left a big empty terminal with just Southwest paris its 8-10 flights a day.”

In november 1975, a developer turned ns terminal lobby into in entertainment hauptquartier with 3 movie theaters, skating rinks, and other activities and called it the Llove unterhalten Center, claimed Bleakley, but the complex was closed von May 1978.

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