Join the Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation for a special Movie in the Camp featuring the Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis classic Jumping Jacks on Saturday, May 21, beginning at 6 p.m. in the museum’s Reﬂ ection Garden.
When the doors open at 6 p.m., movie goers will walk into a camp-like atmosphere with a 16 x 9 foot inﬂ atable screen. Refreshments, including soft drinks, candy bars and popcorn, will also be available for a nominal cost. Music and entertainment will be provided before the movie begins at 8:30 p.m.
According to Paul Galloway, executive director of the Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation, this will be a special event for the entire family.
“What a wonderful way for a family to spend an evening together watching a fantastic movie under the stars at the museum,” said Galloway.
“This is a great way to support the museum,” he continued. “Community support of museum events has always been outstanding and last year’s Movie in the Camp was no exception.
”Released in 1952, the Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis movie centers around nightclub entertainers Hap Smith and his partner Chick Allen, who had recently joined the army. Lewis plays a clownish parody of a soldier. Meanwhile, Chick is organizing a soldier show at Fort Benning, Ga., and ﬁnds he needs his old partner’s help. To get onto the base, Hap impersonates a hapless real soldier, Dogface Dolan; but circumstances force them to prolong the masquerade, creating an increasingly tangled Army-sized snafu.
Before the movie begins a special musical presentation will be performed by The Andrews Sisters Tribute Show. The Andrew Sisters Tribute Show features brilliant choreography and 3-part harmony by professional and beautiful singers with angelic voices complete with full tap dancing and hilarious comedy and acting.
“You’ll fall in love with this awesome show,” said Galloway.Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets are now on sale in the museum gift shop or may be purchased at the door the day of the show. Call 643-2778 for more information.
Movie in the Camp is one of the many 31 Days of Glory events taking place throughout May. This community-wide salute honors those who serve and have served in our armed forces, as well as the military families that are so important to our community. For more information about this or other 31 Days of Glory events, go to www.31daysalute.com.
Located in downtown Fayetteville, the Airborne & Special Operations Museum is part of the U.S. Army Museum System and tells the story of Army airborne and special-operations units from 1940 to the present. Museum hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday; open Federal holiday Mondays. For more information, call 910.643.2774 or visit the website at www.asomf.or