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Got popcorn? Here are the films you can see at SFO Airport

Here’s hoping you favorite actor or film won an Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.

And here’s to being able to see films not just on airplanes, but in airports.

Portland International and Minneapolis-St. Paul International have post-security spaces where passengers can watch short films and at San Francisco International Airport there’s a pre-security Video Arts screening room in the International Terminal departures lobby.

Presented by the SFO Museum, SFO’s screening room features a rotating exhibition of several short films, with a new film introduced weekly.

In case you aren’t passing through SFO soon, here are the short films being shown now.

In a Heartbeat (excerpt below) just rotated out of the line-up.

 

Going to the movies at the airport

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Courtesy National Archives UK, via Flickr Commons

Wouldn’t it be great if you could watch a movie – even just a short movie or maybe a few cartoons – while you’re hanging around the airport waiting for a flight?

You’ll soon be able to at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The airport is providing space for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival to hold a preview night at the airport on April 1 and to show their previews during the length of the festival, which runs through April 19.

After that, airport officials say they will close the room until sometime in August, when it will reopen as a permanent space where travelers can relax and watch locally made/produced films that showcase Twin Cities talent.

No word on whether or not popcorn will be included….

At some airports: iPads, balloons and movies

Who says airports aren’t full of entertainment?

iPads for everyone

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The company that installed complimentary iPads for passenger use near some gates in Terminals 2 and 3 at JFK and in LaGuardia’s Terminal D, plans to expand the concept to other areas of LaGuardia and to Minneapolis-St. Paul International and Toronto Pearson International airports within the next 12 to 18 months.

The currently installed iPads allow passengers to check email, play games, browse the web and order up a meal or snack from a nearby eatery.

Now, this  GigaOM article  tells us, OTG Management, which operates a variety of dining outlets at nine airports  plans to expand the program considerably, with up to 100,000 iPads installed in airports throughout the U.S.

BNA’s Big Balloon

As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, Nashville International Airport (BNA) will have balloon artists on site on June 17 to build a half-scale balloon model of a DC-3 aircraft, the first plane to land at the airport. The completed sculpture, to be made of environmentally friendly balloons, will stay in the terminal for about a month.

Movie night at SFO

And, Thursday evening, June 21st, will be movie night at the aviation museum inside San Francisco International Airport. On the schedule: The High and the Mighty, starring John Wayne, who plays Dan Roman, “a troubled commercial airline pilot who finds personal redemption when a Honolulu to San Francisco flight turns out to be anything but routine.” Admission to movie night is $10 and includes airport parking and, we hope, complimentary popcorn.

IMAX movies coming to Hong Kong Airport

Here’s a great idea: movies at airports.

Changi Airport – which has a butterfly garden, free Wi-Fi, a giant indoor slide, lounge chairs with built in alarm clocks and pretty must everything a traveler on a long layover could want – also has free movies theaters on site.

Open 24 hours, the movie screening area in Terminal 2 features movies available on the Fox Movies Premium website. The theater in Terminal 3 shows six different movies throughout the day. The line up right now includes Captain America, the Green Lantern, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Ice Age, Johnny English Reborn and Kung Fu Panda 2.

Coming soon: an IMAX theater at Hong Kong International Airport.

Scheduled to open this spring, this will be the first IMAX theater at an airport.

Admission will not be free. However, “Cinema-goers will be fulfilled by the extraordinary enjoyment when watching 2D or 3D movies,” the airport announced on Facebook.