Movies in the Open Air

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Movies in the open air

As summer rolls around and the semester comes to an end, we all contemplate our summer plans. Family vacations, pool parties and floating the river all sound appealing, but how about an outdoor movie? Slab Cinema offers free outdoor movies every weekend this summer at three venues: Sunset Station, Botanical Garden and HemisFair Park. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and friends and family for a relaxing evening in the warm summer air. A series of train films will be played at Historic Sunset Station every Thursday evening in May. The Botanical Garden hosts Starlight Movies in the Garden, featuring two films in May and two in September. Movies by Moonlight is held in HemisFair Park every Thursday from June through August. Most movies shown are popular classics that have made an impact in the film industry. A few confirmed titles include the following:

May 3: The Train
Labeled the No. 1 Greatest Train Movie, The Train kicks off the series at Sunset Station. The film is based on the factual book Le front de l’art by Rose Valland. Watch as a German colonel attempts to ship stolen pieces of art from French museums during World War II.

May 4: Singing in the Rain
This 1952 musical comedy film is the first film in the series of Starlight Movies in the Garden. Deemed the best written American musical, Singing in the Rain depicts a pivotal time in Hollywood’s history: the transition from silent to sound.

May 24: Strangers on a Train
As a film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, Strangers on a Train highlights his expertise in suspense and psychological thrillers. Based on the novel of the same name, Strangers on a Train shows a psychotic man’s theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder. This suspenseful film will have you on the edge of your seat.

September 21: Rebel Without a Cause
This 1955 American drama film was James Dean’s last film before his death. Dean plays a rebellious teenager who disobeys his...
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