Manny P. here…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has completed work on its outdoor theater, and has unveiled a marvelous collection of film screenings for the Summer. Oscars Outdoors will kickoff on June 15th, and continue through August 18th. Actually, on Saturday, May 19th, the Academy will inaugurate its open-air venue with an invitation-only presentation of the 1989 Best Picture nominee Field of Dreams.
Here’s their expected 2012 lineup:
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 (sold out)
Friday, July 6: SHANE
Saturday, July 7: THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (1996)
Friday, July 13: TBA
Saturday, July 14: THE PRINCESS BRIDE
Friday, July 20: PILLOW TALK
Saturday, July 21: THE KARATE KID (1984)
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 at www.oscars.org/outdoors
Saturday, August 18: THE WIZARD OF OZ
Tickets for each evening is $5 for adults; free for children 10 years and younger; $3 for Academy members and students with identification. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, warm clothing. Popular food trucks will be on site.
The open-air theater, located 1341 Vine St., is part of the organization’s nearly 7.5 acre Academy Hollywood campus, which is also the site of the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, home to the Academy Film Archive, Science and Technology Council, and Linwood Dunn Theater.
Until next time> “never forget”