Honor Flight film screening in New Lenox sells out
By Erin Gallagher Correspondent February 13, 2013 9:54AM
Updated: March 16, 2013 6:13AM
Anyone without a ticket who is planning to see the area’s only screening of the “Honor Flight” on Tuesday is out of luck. The screening has sold out, Trustee Ray Tuminello told the New Lenox Village Board on Monday.
As the presenter of the film, the village stands to collect some revenue. However, the village board agreed to donate the money back to the Honor Flight Network.
“It’s about $140, which is 5 percent of the ticket sales,” said Economic Development Director Nancy Hoehn, who organized the showing.
The film is a documentary about World War II veterans who journey to Washington, D.C., in order to see the memorial in their honor. Proceeds from the film help pay for more veterans to take the journey.
New Lenox AMC Theatre is the only Chicagoland venue showing the film.
The Guinness Book of World Records claims this will be the largest film screening ever.