Events
May 17, 2012

THE ACADEMY’S SUMMER FILM SERIES BEGINS

On May 19 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will inaugurate its new open-air venue with an invitation only screening of Field of Dreams, a fitting way to open any venue. The space includes a permanent 40 x 20 foot screen adjacent to a 10,000 square foot plaza. Beyond the summer, the venue will serve as a space for special screenings, educational programs, and other functions. Throughout the summer, audieces can view some of their favorite films under the stars!

The Academy’s outdoor film series will run from June 15 through August 18 and begins with the celluloid classic Casablanca. The series includes everything from The Dark Crystal to North By Northwest before ending the summer with a Wizard of Oz sing-a-long for the whole family.

“We are very excited to expand on our innovative programming and provide the community with a new venue that will deepen our ties to Hollywood,” said Academy president Tom Sherak in a statement. “The events we are planning for the rest of the year are an ideal way to share our love of movies with a wider audience.”

“These are not just screenings, but events,” noted Randy Haberkamp (Managing Director- Programming, Education, and Preservation). “We’re bringing a diverse range of programs and experiences to audiences as only the Academy can.”

The 2012 “Oscars Outdoors” screening schedule is as follows:

June
Friday, June 15: CASABLANCA
Saturday, June 16: SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
Friday, June 22: RAISING ARIZONA
Saturday, June 23: FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF
Friday, June 29: A STAR IS BORN (1937)
Saturday, June 30: THE GOONIES

July
Friday, July 6: SHANE
Saturday, July 7: THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (1996)
Friday, July 13: TO BE ANNOUNCED
Saturday, July 14: THE PRINCESS BRIDE

Friday, July 20: PILLOW TALK
Saturday, July 21: THE KARATE KID (1984)
Friday, July 27: DREAMGIRLS
Saturday, July 28: THE DARK CRYSTAL

August
Friday, August 3: NORTH BY NORTHWEST
Saturday, August 4: STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.
Friday, August 10: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Saturday, August 11: BACK TO THE FUTURE
Friday, August 17: Audience Choice (vote for your film here)
Saturday, August 18: THE WIZARD OF OZ (Sing-Along)