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Saturday Matinee Series

Join us each Saturday afternoon for a showing of a film that relates to the military. Films are shown on a large screen in our state-of-the-art lecture hall, and are included with the regular price of admission.

Saturday Matinee: Lafayette Escadrille

An American loves a Paris streetwalker while flying for France in World War I.

Saturday Matinee: Sergeant York (1941)

A marksman is drafted in World War I and ends up becoming one of the most celebrated war heroes.

Saturday Matinee: The Lost Patrol

A dozen British soldiers, lost in a Mesopotamian desert during World War I, are menaced by unseen Arab enemies.

Saturday Matinee: Flags Of Our Fathers

The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.

Saturday Matinee: The Guns Of August (1964)

Traces the origins and actions of World War I, from the funeral of Britain's King Edward VII to the Versailles Treaty.

Saturday Matinee: Windtalkers (2002)

Two U.S. Marines in World War II are assigned to protect Navajo Marines, who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher.

Saturday Matinee: Little Big Man

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer.

Saturday Matinee: Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq

American Soldiers fighting in the Iraq war and their homecomings.

Saturday Matinee: The Indian Fighter

A scout leading a wagon train through hostile Indian country unwittingly gets involved with a Sioux chief's daughter.

Saturday Matinee: I Was An American Spy

Begins in documentary style when U. S. Army General Mark Clark authenticates Claire Phillips' adventures and achievements, as an American citizen who rendered invaluable services to her country in Man…

Saturday Matinee: The Wreck Of Mary Deare

A disgraced merchant marine officer elects to stay aboard his sinking cargo ship in order to prove the vessel was deliberately scuttled and, as a result, vindicate his good name.

Saturday Matinee: Swing Shift

A woman finds romance when she takes a job at an aircraft plant to help make ends meet after her husband goes off to war.

Saturday Matinee: This Island Earth

Aliens come to Earth seeking scientists to help them in their war.

Saturday Matinee: Kelly's Heroes

A group of U.S. soldiers sneak across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure.

Saturday Matinee: Forrest Gump

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Saturday Matinee: Yankee Doodle Dandy

A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.

Saturday Matinee: All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)

A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Saturday Matinee: Hope And Glory (1987)

A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more of an adv…

Saturday Matinee: The Big Red One (1980)

A hardened sergeant and the four core members of his infantry unit try to survive World War II as they move from battle to battle throughout Europe.

Saturday Matinee: Saving Private Ryan

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Saturday Matinee: Ike: Countdown To D-Day

A dramatization of the 90 days leading up to Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, and how General Dwight Eisenhower, against all odds, brilliantly orchestrated the most important milit…

Saturday Matinee: Citizen Soldier Marathon

Citizen Soldier explores topics on military history, affairs and policy through interviews and panel discussions with scholars, military personnel, and authors, in collaboration with national sponsors…

Saturday Matinee: G.I. Jane

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.

Saturday Matinee: Life Is Beautiful

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

Saturday Matinee: The Kite Runner

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Saturday Matinee: The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other sid…

Saturday Matinee: Conspirators

Vincent Van Der Lyn, a Dutch freedom fighter in WWII, is forced to neutral Lisbon to escape the Nazis. There he meets a small band of underground conspirators. The group's leader, Ricardo Quintanilla,…

Saturday Matinee: Private Benjamin

A sheltered young high society woman joins the United States Army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.

Saturday Matinee: Zero Dark Thirty

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.

Saturday Matinee: Mrs. Miniver

A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.

Saturday Matinee: The Four Feathers (2002)

A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice.

Saturday Matinee: Cold Mountain (2003)

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.

Saturday Matinee: The English Patient (1996)

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Saturday Matinee: In Harm’s Way (1965)

A Naval officer, reprimanded after Pearl Harbor, is later promoted to Rear Admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

Saturday Matinee: Rio Grande (1950)

A cavalry officer posted on the Rio Grande must deal with murderous raiding Apaches, his son who's a risk-taking recruit and his wife from whom he has been separated for many years.

Saturday Matinee: Cast A Giant Shadow (1966)

In 1947, following the U.N. decision to split British Palestine into separate Jewish and Palestinian states, a former U.S. Army officer is recruited by the Jews to reorganize the Haganah.

Saturday Matinee: Stagecoach (1939)

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.

Saturday Matinee: 49th Parallel (1941)

A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA.

Saturday Matinee: The Good German (2006)

While in post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress and his driver.

Saturday Matinee: U-571 (2000)

A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.

Saturday Matinee: The Men Who Stare At Goats (2009)

The Men Who Stare at Goats is a movie starring Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, and Kevin Spacey. A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims t…

Saturday Matinee: White Christmas (1954)

The classic musical about two guys that become a popular song and dance team and play at a resort to help out their former General.

Saturday Matinee: Darling Lili (1970)

Set during WWI, this movie is a cute spin on the Mata Hari legend.

Saturday Matinee: G.I. Blues (1960)

Tulsa, a soldier with dreams of running his own nightclub, places a bet with his friend Dynamite that he can win the heart of an untouchable dancer...but when Dynamite is transferred, Tulsa must repla…

Saturday Matinee: Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.

Saturday Matinee: Springfield Rifle (1952)

Major Lex Kearney becomes the North's first counterespionage agent as he tries to discover who's behind the theft of Union cavalry horses in Colorado during the Civil War.

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Saturday Matinee: Dallas (1950)

A former Confederate officer hunting for an outlaw who wronged him finds him in Dallas, but now as a wealthy, respectable citizen.

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Saturday Matinee: High Noon (1952)

A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years a…

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Saturday Matinee: The Fountainhead (1949)

An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.

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Saturday Matinee: The Wild Bunch (1969)

An aging group of outlaws looks for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

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Saturday Matinee: Up Periscope (1959)

In 1942, Navy Lieutenant Kenneth Braden from the underwater demolition team is sent to a Japanese island to photograph secret radio codes.

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Saturday Matinee: The Final Countdown (1980)

A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Saturday Matinee: Submarine X-1 (1968)

During World War II, the British Royal Navy used experimental midget submarines to raid German warships in Norway.

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Saturday Matinee: Gardens Of Stone (1987)

A Sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to he…

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Saturday Matinee: The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)

An aging cowboy finds to his embarrassment that the successful business he has inherited from his brother is actually a house of prostitution

Saturday Matinee: Firecreek (1948)

A peace-loving, part-time Sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.

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Saturday Matinee: Midway (1976)

A dramatization of the battle that was widely heralded as a turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

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Saturday Matinee: Battle Of The Bulge (1965)

A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

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Saturday Matinee: Mister Roberts (1955)

In the waning days of World War II, the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant and her crew are stationed in the "backwater" areas of the Pacific Ocean. Trouble ensues when the crew members are grant…

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Saturday Matinee: The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)

A financially-strapped charter pilot hires himself to an oil tycoon to kidnap his madcap daughter and prevent her from marrying a vapid band leader.

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Saturday Matinee: Captain Of The Clouds (1942)

Inspired by Churchill's Dunkirk speech, brash, undisciplined bush pilot Brian MacLean and three friends enlist in the RCAF but are deemed too old to be fliers.

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Saturday Matinee: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.

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Saturday Matinee: The FBI Story

A dedicated FBI agent recalls the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.

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Saturday Matinee: Battle Of Britain

In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the UK.

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Saturday Matinee: Too Late The Hero

A reluctant hero, American Lieutenant Sam Lawson, is seconded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island.