Want to Watch a Movie on The Deck of A Historic Warship in Michigan
Have you heard of the USS LST 393 World War II ship?
Did you know it was involved with D-Day?
Did you know it is dry docked in Muskegon and now turned into a museum?
Did you know that you can now have some fun and watch a movie from the deck of this historic ship this summer?
What did the USS LST 393 do in service of our country during WW II, according to their website the following:
The USS LST 393 was launched in Newport News, Virginia on November 11, 1942. Immediately after sea trials, she went to work in the defense of her country in Europe. Over nine thousand soldiers made their way to the front aboard LST 393, as well as 3, 248 vehicles. She also carried over five thousand prisoners and, during her service, logged 51, 817 nautical miles. The LST 393 made 75 voyages to foreign shores on three continents, including 30 round trips to the beaches of Normandy. She won battle stars for her service in the occupation of Sicily, the invasion of Salerno, and the D-day invasion at Normandy and was decommissioned in 1946.
According to Mlive.com the historic ship is now in their 12th year of offering what they call Movies on Deck film series. It will show 8 movies which will begin at dusk on Friday evenings and the movies are free.
Sounds like a lot of fun especially if you have children or served on a WW II era ship.
You are requested to bring your own chairs but popcorn, pop and snacks will be available for sale at the movies.
If the weather is bad, do not worry because they will just move the movies inside the ship.
June 8: "The Lion King" (1994)
June 15: "Singin' in the Rain" (1954)
June 22: "Casablanca" (1942)
July 6: "Independence Day" (1996)
July 20: "The Hunt for Red October" (1995)
July 27: "Rocky" (1984)
Aug. 3: "The Great Outdoors" (1993)
Aug. 17: Viewers' Choice
Plan your date and check out the movies on the deck and let me know what you thought of the experience so I can pass it on to others.