Museum Theatre


The 400-seat Air Force Museum Theatre was unveiled to the public in May of 1991. This year the museum completed a total digital overhaul of the theatre's experience for viewers, but the new theatre isn't just a sight to behold--our new surround sound system will amaze you too! The Museum Theatre's new state-of-the-art D3D Cinema experience allows us to show a wide range of 3D films on a massive 80 foot by 60 foot screen that is the largest in all of southwest Ohio. We've also installed new carpet and seating, added a stage for presentations, and even included personalized closed captioning for the hearing impaired.

The new theatre experience allows the museum to showcase a wide range of documentaries that are not available in traditional film format, which provides the museum with a very dynamic means for explaining aviation history, as well as the history of the Air Force. The theatre also hosts special events such as guest speaker Kyle Maynard and our annual Reel Stuff Film Festival, featuring 11 different films, each one introduced by someone involved in the making of the film who entertains a Q&A session at the conclusion of the film. Be sure to check our Schedule/Showtimes, Upcoming Events and Featured Films pages for the latest film showings and event schedules.



Current Schedule

Living in the Age of Airplanes  11:00 am
Fighter Pilot 3D 12 Noon
Journey to Space 3D 1:00 pm
Fighter Pilot 3D 2:00 pm
Journey to Space 3D 3:00 pm
Living in the Age of Airplanes (Weekends only)** 4:00 pm
Journey to Space 3D (Weekends only)** 5:00 pm
*Subject to change for special events
**On the 4th Sunday of every month there will be a Hollywood Film to replace our normal 4 and 5pm films
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Plan Your Visit

In order to make your visit to the museum as enjoyable as possible, we have provided some information you want to look at before you arrive.


Museum Hours

Open daily 9:00am – 5:00pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

FREE admission!
FREE parking!

Air Force Museum Theatre
Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Air Force Museum Theatre Concessions
Friday: 11:00am – 4:00pm 
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Flight Simulators
Monday – Friday: 10:30am – 4:45pm
Weekends and Holidays: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Dog Tags
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Valkyrie Café
7 days a week: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Refueling Cafe
Thursday - Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Museum Store
7 days a week: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Freeze Frame Photo Op
7 days a week: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Membership Desk
7 days a week: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Museum Location

1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433 (near Dayton)
(937) 255-3286