On October 20, Edwards AFB had a little bit of fun to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the movie Toward The Unknown. Back in 1956, TTU premiered at the Edwards base theater, still around today. That day was also the grand opening for the new theater. Stars in attendance back then for the premiere included William Holden, Virginia Leith, James Garner and more. For this year’s event, the movie was shown three times during the day, included a classic car show in the parking lot, and encouraged folks to dress like it was the 1950s.
While I wasn’t able to attend, site contributors Tony Accurso & his daughter Evelyn were my on-the-spot reporters and sent over some photos:
I also have a gallery of photos from the premier back in 1956 on the website. Be sure to check it out!