Saturday, September 23, 2023

For a limited time, you can watch ‘First Man’ at this museum

HAMPTON — The Virginia Air & Space Center is showing the movie “First Man” at the Riverside IMAX Theater through next week.

Ticket for members, which includes admission to the museum, cost $13 for adults and $9 for children ages 3-18.

Non-members pay $14 for adults and $10 for children ages 3-18 for the film only. To see the movie and visit the museum, non-members can pay $24 for adults and $20 for children ages 3-18.

The movie is about Neil Armstrong, the first man who landed on the moon.

The film stars Ryan Gosling as Armstrong, Claire Foy as Janet Armstrong, and is directed by Damien Chazelle, Academy Award winner for La La Land.

For information about the film, visit the museum website or watch the trailer below courtesy of Universal Pictures:

In addition to the IMAX theater, the museum, which is the official visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center, has interactive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) exhibits, a “hands-on” space gallery and display flight artifacts and aircraft, according to the visitor center’s website.

In a nutshell:

  • The First Man is showing at the Riverside IMAX Theater at the Virginia Air & Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Road until Oct. 26. Showtimes are 3 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
  • The Virginia Air & Space Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the center’s website or call 757-727-0900.
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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