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Double Feature: Zero Hour! (1957) and Airplane! (1980)

The CWRU Film Society will host a double feature of Airplane! (1980) and Zero Hour! (1957), Saturday, Nov. 13. 

Showtimes will take place at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., and are open to both members of the campus community and the general public. Tickets are $4 for one movie or $6 for two, available for purchase on CampusGroups or at the door. Concessions are also available for purchase. Masking is mandatory for all attendees unless consuming food/drink. 

View the CWRU Film Society’s full schedule.

Airplane! synopsis

Ex-fighter pilot Ted Stryker is a traumatized war veteran. Because of his pathological fear of flying and subsequent “drinking problem,” Stryker has been unable to hold a responsible job. His wartime girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson, now a flight attendant, leaves him before boarding her assigned run from Los Angeles to Chicago. Stryker abandons his taxi and buys a ticket on the same flight to try to win her back. When the pilot and co-pilot are incapacitated, can Ted get past his fear to rescue the passengers? See this classic comedy on the big screen, alongside Zero Hour!, the film that inspired it.

Zero Hour! Synopsis

The screenwriters for Airplane! lifted large chunks of dialogue from this film verbatim. Watch the parody first and see Zero Hour!—starring Dana Andrews—in a new light.