'Airport,' 'Airport 1975' land at the Egyptian Theatre

The American Cinemathque's Egyptian Theatre takes flight Feb. 20 with 1970's "Airport," the granddaddy of the decade's disaster flicks. Based on Arthur Hailey's bestseller, "Airport," which features an all star-cast including Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin, earned 10 Oscar nominations and won for Helen Hayes' supporting turn as a wily stowaway. Also screening is the campy 1974 sequel, "Airport 1975," which was spoofed in the 1980 satire "Airplane!" Mark Carlson, the author of "Flying on Film: A Century of Aviation in the Movies," will be on hand to introduce the pictures. For more information, go to http://www.americancinematheque.com . Pictured: Whit Bissell, Jacqueline Bisset and Helen Hayes in "Airport."
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