It’s been two-and-a-half decades since Pan Am last took to the skies, but that doesn’t mean one can’t still experience the glitz and the grandeur associated with the now defunct airline. Enter the Pan Am Experience, a Los Angeles based supper club that reinvents a classic 1970s flight from the arbiters of glamorous travel. Set inside the confines of Air Hollywood, the world’s largest aviation movie studio and the set for flicks like Bridesmaids, Flight, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Kill Bill, Charlie Wilson’s War and countless others, the “experience” is much as one would imagine.
Namely, stewardesses clad in vintage uniforms, a glass of bubbly to greet you as you board and Sinatra playing in the background. Inside, the setting is exactly as it was back in the day, with careful attention to detail paid throughout the entire Boeing 747 aircraft. Everything from the china to the magazine selection is true to Pan Am form and the space even showcases the well-known winding staircase that leads to the plane’s swanky cocktail lounge. Much like they would with a “real” flight, passengers can opt for the Main Deck Cabin or for a first class ticket in the Upper Deck Dining Room, both of which come with a gourmet four course meal and libations, A la Pan Am circa 1970. After dinner, the crew shows period specific video selections as guests relax with an aperitif. Tickets begin at $277 for a seat in the Main Deck Cabin.