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In San Diego This Weekend, “Top Gun: Maverick” Fan Appreciation Experience

San Diego theatres are hosting a Top Gun: Maverick fan appreciation experience this weekend.

The Union Tribune says Paramount Pictures is hosting a fan appreciation weekend, with theaters showing a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of scenes on the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt.

The carrier was based in San Diego at the time of filming, but was transferred to Bremerton, Washington, in 2021 for maintenance and a retrofit.

The crew also filmed aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, which was based in Norfolk, Virginia, at the time but has since moved to San Diego.

Since its world premiere in San Diego on May 4th, Top Gun: Maverick has become the seventh-highest grossing film to ever hit U.S. theaters, with 662 million dollars in ticket sales.

Tom Cruise also earned his first $100 million opening weekend.

Just like the first film from 1986, which was filmed at places like Liberty Station, Kansas City Barbecue, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows, San Diego is also featured consistently throughout Top Gun: Maverick, with filming on Ocean Boulevard in Coronado, at the New Point Loma Lighthouse and Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

North Island Naval Air Station was also used as a film location and was mentioned repeatedly throughout the movie.

This weekend’s “Top Gun: Maverick” movie-goers may also get a FREE Collector’s Print (available while supplies last). To find participating theaters in San Diego County, visit

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