Pearl Harbor Premiere

Posted on Jan 21, 2001

The world premiere will be held at an outdoor theater on Pearl Harbor’s Ford Island on May 21. Rear Adm. John Costas, acting Pacific Fleet deputy commander, says the Navy wants to invite former president George Bush to the premiere. Bush was a naval aviator who was shot down by the Japanese in WWII and rescued by a U.S. submarine. The film was shot at Pearl Harbor, Schofield Barracks, and other Oahu military installations with assistance from the Pentagon. Dept. of Defense approval is needed for the premiere to be held on Ford Island. (Variety)