The seemingly endless debate over the Santa Monica Airport's future (should it stay an airport or close and become a park?) seems to have rehashed the same old points for years, but there's one very effective argument that no one's made until now: the airport could be a very useful defense base for humanity in the event of an alien attack. So suggests a recent letter to the editor of the Santa Monica Daily Press, as seen on Streetsblog's Tumblr, which builds its argument on specifics from the 2011 film Battle: Los Angeles, in which the entire planet is attacked by aliens. Not that it says anything about the reasoning in the letter, but most of Battle: Los Angeles, including the airport scenes, was shot in Louisiana.
· The whole letter was just so amazing... [Streetsblog Tumblr]
· Santa Monica Airport Foes Want To Turn It Into a Park [Curbed LA]
· Disappointingly, No Bonaventures or Capitol Records Buildings Harmed in "Battle: Los Angeles" [Curbed LA]
· 'Battle: Los Angeles' sees filmmakers trade L.A. for LA [Times-Picayune]