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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