About “Top Gun” and “Maverick” at the Princess Theatre
In fact, you could make it a double feature by purchasing tickets to both Top Gun and Maverick at the Princess Theatre in Downtown Decatur! The movie showings are sponsored by Don’s Mercantile, a veteran-owned, new business in the Arts and Entertainment District.
More about “Top Gun”
Did you know “Top Gun” was the highest-grossing domestic film in 1986? It was, according to Wikipedia. Still popular today, the movie’s visual effects, soundtrack and star-studded cast make it an American classic.
The action-drama film was directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, with distribution by Paramount Pictures. It follows Navy aviator Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and his radar intercept officer, Lieutenant Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, through their training at the United States Navy’s Fighter Weapons School. Also known as Top Gun, the training facility is located at Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif., where the “best of the best” are invited to train.
More about “Top Gun: Maverick”
Fast-forward 36 years, and “Top Gun: Maverick” hit theaters, released by Paramount Pictures. Nominated for six awards at the 95th Academy Awards, winning “Best Sound” and numerous other accolades, the movie became the second-highest grossing film of 2022.
The story picks up with U.S. Navy Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell being assigned to the Top Gun school at NAS North Island. It’s action-packed, complete with state-of-the-art visuals, flying scenes and an award-winning soundtrack.
To watch one or both Top Gun and Maverick at the Princess Theatre, head to the historic theater located at 112 Second Ave. NE. Showtimes are 2 p.m. for “Top Gun,” followed by “Maverick” at 4:30 p.m. Don’t forget to find Princess Theatre on Facebook and Instagram for more news and events.
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