The 325-seat giant screen theater features the latest in state-of-the-art motion picture projection with stunning premium laser-illuminated digital projection system boasting full 4K resolution.


Since November 1996, more than 3.7 million students, families, seniors and museum members have enjoyed the Naval Aviation Memorial Theater experience. Our larger-than-life theater provides an exciting, entertaining and unparalleled experience that will take you on journeys you’ve only imagined.

Images of unsurpassed size, clarity and impact, enhanced by a superb sound system, are projected onto a giant screen nearly three-and-a-half times brighter and with more vibrant colors than normal theaters. Devices for the visually impaired and personalized closed captioning for the hearing impaired will also be added.

The NNAM is a cashless venue, most credit cards and Apple Pay are accepted.

Ticket Prices:

  • Adult:$11.50
  • Senior (62 and Older):$10.50
  • Military
    (Active Duty w/ID, Retired w/ID, VA w/ID): $10.50
  • Youth (Ages 5 to 17): $9.50
  • Child (4 and under):FREE

Combo Savers:
Admission to any 2 movies

  • Adult:$21.00
  • Youth/Senior/Member/Military:$19.00


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Space: The New Frontier

Runtime: 40 minutes
SHOWTIMES: 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

SPACE: The New Frontier blasts into the new era of space travel and exploration opened up by mission-based companies like SpaceX.  With exclusive access to launches that have made recent headlines, SPACE follows the thrills, risks and promise of humanity’s next big push beyond our planet as we experience the first launch of SpaceX’s “Crew Dragon,” its docking with the ISS and return to Earth.

To Fly!

Runtime: 27 minutes
SHOWTIMES: 12:30 p.m.

Take a multi-stop journey through the history of flight in this classic IMAX adventure. Watch the Earth drop away beneath as you ascend into the sky in an 1800s gas balloon; soar across the Arizona skies with the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels and blast off into space on a Saturn rocket. This popular giant screen feature has played daily and has been seen by millions of visitors at the National Air and Space Museum since the museum opened on July 1, 1976.

Magic of Flight

Runtime: 4o minutes
SHOWTIMES: 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Fly with the Blues and experience the thrill of cruising the skies at Mach speed. Featuring cutting edge aerial photography, this is the story of human potential and the importance of training and performance. Narrated by Tom Selleck.

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Aircraft Carrier

RUNTIME: 25 minutes
SHOWTIMES: 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., & 3:30 p.m.

The mission to protect and defend the world’s oceans has become far more complex and challenging in recent years, and naval aviation has become increasingly vital to success. One of the greatest engineering feats in history, the modern U.S. nuclear carrier is a masterpiece of technology, and the flagship of the fleet. With RIMPAC, the world’s largest and most comprehensive international maritime training exercise providing a stunning visual context for the story, find yourself aboard the carrier alongside the 5,000 highly skilled sea and air personnel conducting flight operations in the midst of the simulated war exercises taking place there. Rarely has there been a topic so visually suited and compelling for giant screen theaters.

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