AVAM's Flicks from the Hill

Presented in the Hughes Family Outdoor Theater

Enjoy free outdoor films July-August!

  • When: Thursdays July 11 - August 22, 2019
  • Time: Screenings @ 9pm
  • Cost: FREE! Plus FREE museum entry 5-9pm on Flicks nights!
  • Where: On Federal Hill Park. Rain Location: Jim Rouse Visionary Center building, 3rd floor*

Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM's current exhibition. The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater features seating for more than a thousand on the natural amphitheater formed by Federal Hill; a 30-foot wide screen held from above by Adam Kurtzman's Giant Golden Hand; a twinkling view of the city; and an amazing, all-ages, community experience that is FREE!

*In case of inclement weather, you can check our Facebook page if the screening has moved indoors to our Jim Rouse Visionary Center, the third building on our Wonderland campus. Food and drink are allowed there. Service animals are also allowed, though pets are not.


AVAM strives to make our free Flicks from the Hill series a fun and entertaining experience for all. We have intergrated several accessibility options so that all our fans may enjoy the films. If you have special accessibility needs for this event, please see this PDF about what options we have available, or contact us ahead of the event so that we may assist you. Thanks & we hope you enjoy the show!

All screenings are at 9pm on Federal Hill Park & FREE!

July 11: Sound of Music Sing-A-Long and Costume Parade

1965 • G • 2h 52m • Director: Robert Wise • Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

Federal Hill is alive with the sound of music in this special sing-along edition of the classic film, Sound of Music. Costumes encouraged with costume parade at 8pm. Positive costumes only, please! Screening at 9pm. Free.

Plus! Enjoy a PREMIERE PARTY at 6:30pm in our garden with all-you-can-eat and drink provided by local restaurants. $15 General Public, $10 AVAM Members. Purchase tickets for the Premiere Party ONLINE HERE >>.

July 18: Mommie Dearest

1981 • PG • 2h 9 min • Director: Frank Perry • Starring: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest

The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted. - from IMDB

with FUN BEFORE FLICKS: Pilates with Arielle Gordon • 6:30-7:15pm • FREE • Jim Rouse Visionary Center building • Follow Arielle on Facebook

July 25: Home Alone

1990 • 1h 43m • Director: Chris Columbus • Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. - from IMDB

with FUN BEFORE FLICKS: Free Class with Movement Lab • 6:30-7:30pm • FREE

and Christmas in July Celebration • 6:30-8:30pm • Featuring Union Craft Brewing's tribute beer to AVAM "Bling Universe" for purchase, plus food for purchase from City Seeds, The Urban Oyster, Taharka Brothers and Vegan Soul Bakery.

August 1: Coraline

2009 • 1h 40m • Director: Henry Selick • Starring: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman

An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. - IMDB

with Fun before Flicks: Fun Run with Charm City Run • 6:30-8:00pm • FREE • Meet at Whirligig Plaza

and Painted Kindness Rocks art activity • 6:30-8:00pm • FREE • Covington Street by the museum

August 8: The Addams Family

1991 • PG-13 • Director: Barry Sonnenfeld • Starring: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd

Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric Addams family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle. - adapted from IMDB

with Fun before Flicks: Yoga with Baltimore YogaWorks • 6:30-7:30pm • FREE • Jim Rouse Visionary Center Plaza at the museum

August 15: Mrs. Doubtfire

1993 • PG-13 • 2h 5m • Director: Chris Columbus • Starring: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. - from IMDB

with Fun before Flicks: Boot Camp with Savoy Fitness • 6:30-7:30pm • FREE • Meet at Whirligig Plaza

and Painted Kindess Rock art activity • 6:30pm-8pm • FREE while supplies last • Covington Street by the museum

August 22: Black Panther

2018 • PG-13 • 2h 14m • Director: Ryan Coogler • Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past. - from IMDB

and Wakanda Wearable art activity • 6:30-8pm • Channel the Wakanda kingdom and create your own embellished neck piece or bracelet. FREE while supplies last • Covington Street by the museum main building

and Fun before Flicks: Bike Ride with Race Pace Bicycles • 6:30-8:00pm • FREE • Starts @ Race Pace Bicycles (1414 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD). Ends @ AVAM.