Reserve Free Seats for Movie Night at SFO:

"Pan Am on Film" 



Movie Night at SFO, Nov 3, 2023 at 5:30: Rare screenings from the Pan American World Airways Archival Film Library. With Ed Trippe, John Martin and John Hill


  From the San Francisco Aeronautical Society website:

"The San Francisco Aeronautical Society and the Pan Am Historical Foundation will present a special screening of rarely seen commercial aviation films. The series, “Pan Am on Film”, will be shown at San Francisco International Airport in the Aviation Museum and Library on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 5:30PM. The museum is located on the Departures Level of the International Terminal. This event is open to the public and free of charge...  


Selected from the Pan American World Airways corporate film library, seven short features will be presented. They include Two Hours to Havana 1929, 3:10 min.; Gateway to the Southern Americas 1938, 19:20 min.; Trans Pacific 1939, 15:00 min.; Five Hours to Bermuda 1937, 12:30 min.; Europe by Air 1947, 10:30 min.; The Pan Am Story 1977, 12:40 min.; and Pan Am’s World 1982, 22:00 min. These promotional and documentary works depict Pan Am operations from the earliest days of the tri-motors and the first Clipper flying boats to the postwar jets and the widebodies serving six continents.


Special guest Edward S. Trippe, chairman of the Pan Am Historical Foundation and son of Pan Am founder Juan T. Trippe, will appear in person to discuss the films and plans for the preservation of the entire Pan Am film collection, which dates from the 1920s to the 1980s. John L. Martin, former SFO airport director and current president of the San Francisco Aeronautical Society will join the discussion, as will John H. Hill, former assistant director and curator-in-charge of aviation at SFO Museum. The evening’s film program was curated by Doug Miller." 

For additional information contact Cecilia Cordero, SFAS Administrator T: (415) 405-5976; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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