Movie Nights return to Red Oak Victory after pandemic pause

Casablanca coming to a WWII-era ship near you
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By Kathy Chouteau

The Red Oak Victory and National Park Service will usher in the return of the ship’s “Movie Nights” Thurs., July 15 with Casablanca, the wartime romance that won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1944, according to event organizers. Visitors can board the ship at 6:30 p.m.; the movie will start at about 7 p.m. Movie Nights and other ship activities previously had been paused during the crux of the pandemic.

“Help us transform Hold No. 3 into Rick’s Café Américain by dressing in your best vintage clothing just like the characters in the movie,” said event organizers. “With your help, we’ll make it a real Casablanca night.”

Admission is free but a donation of $10 is suggested by organizers, with all donations being applied toward the maintenance and restoration of the Red Oak Victory. Refreshments will be available for purchase aboard the ship.

The Red Oak Victory is a restored World War II Victory ship and floating museum berthed on the Richmond waterfront. It’s located at 337 Canal Blvd., Berth 5, in Richmond. Questions? Contact [email protected] or click here.