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Silent movies showing at Miami Int’l Airport

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Here’s a great amenity for an airport: silent movies!

This summer, Miami International Airport is hosting a Pop-Up Cinema showing classic early films.

Weekly screenings – there’s one scheduled for today – will take place in surprise locations throughout the airport.

Last week a Buster Keaton movie was shown. Today: Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie – from 1928.

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The films are coming to MIA Airport courtesy of Obsolete Media Miami (O.M.M.), a repository for 35 mm slides, archival motion picture films and materials, and other legacy media and a resource for artists. designers, filmmakers – and now also passengers stuck at the airport.

Outdoor movies – at the airport.

The amenities at Singapore’s Changi Airport, Hong Kong International Airport and the Incheon International Airport in Seoul include movie theaters.

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Hong Kong Int’l Airport has an IMAX theater

But those are indoor movie theaters.

In what we hope will be a regular feature, last weekend Germany’s Düsseldorf International (which recently adopted a parking robot) offered visitors a chance to see an outdoor movie at the airport.

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The one-night cinema had seats for over 700 people and was set up on the airport’s outdoor observation deck.

On Saturday night the German comedy “Nicht mein Tag” was shown. On Sunday, it was James Bond in “Skyfall”.

Moviegoers had perfect outdoor moving-watching weather and, as a bonus, could see airplanes landing and taking off just behind the screen.

And, to make sure everyone could hear the soundtrack, wireless headphones were passed out.

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(Movie photos courtesy of Dusseldorf Airport)