'London Has Fallen' actor to visit Vandenberg during movie screening
By Airman 1st Class Robert J. Volio, 30th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 24, 2016
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Aaron Eckhart, one of the stars of the upcoming film 'London Has Fallen', is set to visit Vandenberg Air Force Base during a movie screening, here, Feb. 27.
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Focus Features have teamed up to offer an advanced screening of the film at select continental United States Reel Time Theaters, which will feature a visit from Eckhart before the movie and a question and answer session following the screening.
"Focus Features and several of the actors involved with the movie wanted to show their appreciation to service members and their families for their sacrifices," said Jon Walters, AAFES motion picture manager. "In addition to the advance screening with Aaron Eckhart's visit at Vandenberg, advance screenings will be held at more than 20 other CONUS installations this weekend."
Putting together an event like this requires precise coordination from a multitude of organizations, and many moving pieces.
"Teamwork between all the key players - the movie studio, the Exchange and the hosting installation - is vital to the success of an event such as this," said Walters.
Events such as free screenings have been a long-standing AAFES tradition, created to boost morale while supporting military members and their families.
"The screening of 'London Has Fallen' will mark the 268th free screening of a major motion picture that the Exchange has conducted," said Walters. "Events like this, especially with appearances by actors, are intended to give back to service members and their families and let them know that their duty and sacrifices are appreciated."
The free advanced screening of 'London Has Fallen' is Saturday, Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. at the Vandenberg Base Theater. Tickets are available now at the Exchange Main Store, Burger King and Express locations.