Wapakoneta hosts first screening of ‘First Man’ ahead of nationwide premiere

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WAPAKONETA, Ohio (WDTN) – The story behind the first man to land on the moon is premiering in Neil Armstrong’s hometown.

Wapakoneta is preparing for Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2019, and what better way to start that with a screening of the new Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man” before it opens across the nation Friday.

It will take place Thursday night at the 1904 Wapa Theater; the same one that Armstrong attended as a high school senior back in 1947.

There will be a red-carpet event before the screening.

Tickets for the gala are already sold out.

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