SPOKANE, Wash. – This isn’t a movie that hits every theater in the nation. A community must prove its interest by pre-selling 100 tickets before the production company will send the film to a city.
Spokane showed its support by selling out the theater at 285 tickets. Inland Northwest Honor Flight director Tony Lamanna said Tuesday it is like Christmas for him. Even though no local veterans star in the film, he said the emotions are the same. In fact, just the movie’s trailers choked him up.
“I can tell it’s a real good representation of the veterans that we take on the flights and a good representation of the program,” Lamanna said.
He is confident once people see the emotion in the film Tuesday night, the program will gain even more local support. There are currently nearly 200 World War Two area veterans on the Honor Flight waiting list. Lamanna hopes to get all of them to Washington, D.C. by the end of the year.
If you missed out on Tuesday's showing, make your interest known to the Inland Northwest Honor Flight. The organization will request a second showing if there is enough interest.