17 October 2009

Screenings in November, December Announced


November and December are shaping up as busy months for Pancho!  First, on Wednesday, November 11,PalmSprings2 we'll be barnstorming into Palm Springs for a special screening at the fabulous Palm Springs Air Museum.  We'll literally be screening the film among warbirds, as the hangars at PSAM hold dozens of WWII era fighter and bomber aircraft.  But it's not as if it's entirely a radial and piston air force — there's also a T-33, F-4, F-16 and even an F-18 in the collection.  The event begins at 6 p.m. and is free to members, $5 for non-members.  To RSVP, please call 760-778-6262.  Show up early to guarantee a good seat!

DrydenPancho at NASA / Dryden December 4th
Speaking of screenings, we've just been invited to present the film at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on Friday, December 4th.  Dryden, where legendary research aircraft and lifting bodies like the D-558-II, SR-71, X-31, X-38 were tested and flown, is an amazingly appropriate venue for a screening.  It remains NASA's premier site for aeronautical research and operates some of the most advanced aircraft in the world including the Space Shuttle. So now that I've whet your appetite, I am sorry to say that the screening is going to be closed to the public, but if you live or work at Edwards AFB or know someone who does (and can get you past the main gates) you can join us.  It will be a truly special event ... showing the film among some of the best pilots and ground crew in the world.  Wouldn't Pancho Barnes be proud?

Screening at Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum  December 6th
We'll also be presenting the film on Sunday, December 6th at the Essanay Silent Film Museum in Niles, California. This historic venue celebrates the silent film era, and the early talkies.  Since Pancho Barnes was a stunt pilot, and a friend of many Hollywood stars from the "Golden Era", she'll fit right in!  If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, this should present an excellent opportunity to see the film.  Details of this screening have just been finalized! It will take place on Sunday, December 6 at 12:30 PM.  Suggested donation $10 general admission, $8 museum members.  Our film will be shown as a double feature with what else? — Howard Hughes' "Hell's Angels".