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Movies on Deck returns for summer

• Jun 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM

MUSKEGON — Sunsets. Sea breezes. Superstars. They’re all on deck at USS LST 393 Veterans Museum for the Movies on Deck most Friday nights this summer on Muskegon’s downtown waterfront.

Now in its 10th year, the free film series continues to thrive because families and businesses have committed to sponsoring individual movies. But the biggest gift of all comes from Waddell & Reed, a downtown Muskegon investment and financial planning firm that is underwriting the entire series again this year.

The films are shown on LST 393’s huge screen on the top deck starting right after sunset, at about 10 p.m. In August, films start at about 9:30 p.m.

There is no charge to attend Movies on Deck screenings, although donations to help support the ship’s restoration and veterans museum are always welcome. Movie-goers should bring their own chairs and weather-appropriate clothing. Popcorn, soda and snacks are available for sale.

Inclement weather will mean a move down inside the giant tank deck of the ship for an indoor showing. The museum’s indoor audio-video system has been recently upgraded by Muskegon’s Geeks Inc. If moved inside, the movie will start at 10 p.m.

LST 393 is located at the Mart Dock adjacent to Heritage Landing county park on the downtown Muskegon waterfront. Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, with the last tour starting at 4 p.m. Special guided tours are available and group events can be scheduled by calling 231-730-1477. More information is available at www.lst393.org.

Movies on Deck 2016:

June 25 (Saturday night): “Maltese Falcon”

July 1: “Top Gun”

July 8: “Mister Roberts”

July 22: “Karate Kid” (1984)

July 29: “Silverado”

Aug. 5: “Rear Window”

Aug. 19: “Viewers Choice”

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