Park Your Cinema: Airplane! (1980) - Εικόνα

For the sixth summer running, Park Your Cinema, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC’s) series of open-air cinema projections, welcomes the public at the Great Lawn of the Stavros Niarchos Park

This year, for the selection of films addressed to adult viewers, the SNFCC inaugurates its partnership with the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), the country’s most prestigious film institution. 

This summer, therefore, when our need to laugh is greater than ever, the TIFF presents a series of films that prove that comedy is, after all, a very serious matter.


Airplane! (1980):

Just as “Jaws” made us forever terrified of going into the water, “Airplane!” is the film that brings a smile to our faces before every flight. Ted, a deeply depressed former fighter pilot decides to fly from Los Angeles to Chicago to win back his great love, flight attendant Elaine. But when a severe case of in-flight food poisoning affects passengers, pilots and flight attendants alike, putting everyone in danger, Ted is forced to take over and land the plane to save its passengers’ lives. A disaster movie parody, “Airplane!” is still one of the most irreverent, hilarious, and sacrilegious comedies of all time. 

Director, Screenplay: David and Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, 
Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Lloyd Bridges
Duration: 88’

Friday 16/07 | 21.00


Entry is free.


For your own safety and in compliance with the measures for maintaining distances as defined by the Hellenic National Public Health Organization, we have designed a special layout at the Great Lawn, with signs indicating the spots where 2 people or families of up to 4 people may sit.

The use of face mask and social distancing measures are mandatory in indoor and outdoor areas of the SNFCC, in accordance with Hellenic National Public Health Organization regulations.

*Viewers are advised to bring mosquito-repellent, as well as a throw or blanket to spread on the ground.


There will be no waiting list. According to the protection measures against COVID-19, on the occasion of the exceedance of the Great Lawn’s visitors maximum capacity, the film screening will be cancelled. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.

Park your cinema, Park Your Cinema Docs and Park your cinema Kids series are free and open to all, thanks to an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. 

See also

Friday 23/07, 21:00

Park Your Cinema: High Fidelity (2000)


Friday 30/07, 21:00

Park Your Cinema: The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)


Wednesday 21/07, 21:00

Park Your Cinema Docs: Amy (2015)