In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the “Jet Age” Los Angeles International Airport and its landmark Theme Building, a “Sunday Morning Coffee” event for the general public is scheduled from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, June 19 atop the space age structure.
A specially made commemorative coin will be given to the first 300 attendees aged 12 years old and up.
The Theme Building observation deck is in the center of the passenger terminal area and has a 360-degree view of LAX’s terminals and airfield, with telescopes installed for free viewing. The deck reopened to the public last year for the first time since Sept. 11, 2001 and following a $12.3-million renovation project at the building.
In conjunction with the Sunday coffee, the space-age, retro-themed Encounter Restaurant, located directly under the observation deck, will offer a “Plane Spotters Lunch Special” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors to the observation deck that day can also participate in a free raffle to win a die-cast scale model of the new Singapore Airlines A-380 super jumbo jet that will begin service at LAX on July 1. Participants in the rafflefor the model aircraft must be present to win. Winners must be at least 18 years old and have government-issued photo identification.
The observation deck is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For security purposes, personal belongings are inspected before visitors enter the elevator to the deck.