MILWAUKEE — **UPDATE: This event has been postponed to an unknown date due to Paramount Pictures announcing a delay in all public screenings of Top Gun.**
If you're feeling the need for speed, this event in downtown Milwaukee will have you flying high.
Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is hosting a one-night-only outdoor screening of the 1986 classing "Top Gun." The event starts at 7 p.m. at Museum Center Park on Friday, August 19 and the show starts promptly at sundown, about 8 p.m. The event will also include pre-show entertainment, including DJ Shawna, yard games, and concession stands. The event is free and open to the public.
Museum Center Park (formerly O'Donnell Park) is located at 910 E Michigan St in downtown Milwaukee.
"This is a unique opportunity on National Aviation Day to support the local community that has supported our hometown airport," says Airport Director Brian Dranzik. "We invite everyone to stop by Museum Center Park, enjoy some free popcorn from the Airport and experience the thrill of the original 'Top Gun.'"
The event is also part of the "Summer in the City" campaign, which was launched by the Milwaukee Downtown Business Investment District #21. The campaign includes a series of free events designed to welcome visitors and employees back to the heart of the city.
"We're thrilled to partner with MKE Airport to present 'Top Gun' as you've never seen it before," says Beth Weirick, CEO of BID #21.
If you're planning on coming to the screening, organizers encourage you to pack a picnic lunch. You can also buy a snack from vendors like Da Udder Spot, Cottonmouth MKE, Kona Ice, and Pop's Kettle Corn.