The Light Before Christmas
10:00 a.m. (December 4th – December 24th)
Certain to be an endearing film for decades, The Light Before Christmas is the delightful tale of young Katie and her brother Makean, who lose their way in a Christmas Eve blizzard only to be rescued by the Candleman, an old sage who imparts wisdom, hot chocolate, a warm cottage and stories. This stunning stop-motion animated film fills the screen with detailed sets and characters inspired by the designs of renowned artist James C. Christensen.
See it on the Giant Screen!
The 325-seat giant screen theater features the latest in state-of-the-art motion picture projection. The theater is upgrading from IMAX® 70mm film projection to stunning premium laser-illuminated 2D projection system boasting full 4K resolution—nearly 9 million pixels on-screen—the first of its kind installed in an institutional theater. 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.
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.
* Discount admission applies to children ages 5 to 12 (ages 4 and under are free), senior citizens age 62 or older, military (active, reserve, or retired) and Naval Aviation Museum Foundation members.