AVAM's Flicks From The Hill

Presented in the Hughes Family Outdoor Theater

#Flicks 2017 schedule announced!

  • When: Thursdays in July & August
  • Time: Screenings @ 9pm
  • Cost: FREE! AVAM Open & FREE 5-9pm on Flicks nights!
  • Where: On Federal Hill, Movie Rain location: inside AVAM's JRVC, 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!

AVAM's #Flicks series was listed by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the "World's Best Free Things," and won City Paper's 2014 Best of Baltimore award for "Best Rain or Shine Event." And don't forget: the museum is OPEN & FREE between 5pm and 9pm on Flicks nights! American Visionary Art Museum is located at 800 Key Highway, Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD 21230 (Map), Phone: 410-244-1900.

*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.


Flicks From The Hill 2017 Season:

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

July 6: Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory

1971 • G • Director: Mel Stuart • Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum

Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory. He and his grandpa then get a tour of the strangest chocolate factory in the world. The owner leads five young winners on a thrilling and often dangerous tour of his factory.

Premiere Party • 6:30-8:00pm • Sculpture Barn • $15 General Public, $10 AVAM Members • MORE INFO • Tickets available at Mission Tix

July 13: Napoleon Dynamite

2004 • PG • Director: Jared Hess • Starring: Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Jon Gries

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with is bizarre family life back home.

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

July 20: The Hundred-Foot Journey

2014 • PG • Director: Lasse Hallström • Starring: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Yoga with Baltimore YogaWorks • 6:30-7:30pm • FREE • RVC Plaza • Register here


1988 • PG • Director: Penny Marshall • Starring: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes up the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Fun Run with Charm City Run • 6:30-8:00pm • FREE • Meet at Whirligig Plaza • Register here

AVAM Members-Only Workshop Happy Hour • 6:30-8:30 pm • JRVC 2nd floor classroom • Free to AVAM Members, RSVP to Melissa / 410-244-1900 x238 • Learn More

August 3: Julie & Julia

2009 • PG-13 • Director: Nora Ephron • Starring: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina

Frustrated with a soul-killing job, New Yorker Julie Powell embarks on a daring project: she vows to prepare all 524 recipes in Julia Childs' landmark cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking."

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Boot Camp with Savoy Fitness • 6:30-7:30pm • FREE • Meet at Whirligig Plaza

August 10: The Nutty Professor

1996 • PG-13 • Director: Tom Shadyac • Starring: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn

Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Kickboxing with Federal Hill Fitness • 6:30-7:15pm • FREE • Meet at Whirligig Plaza.

August 17: Moonstruck

1987 • PG • Director: Norman Jewison • Starring: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis

Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, find herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Pilates with Arielle Gordon • 6:30-7:15pm • FREE • Meet at the plaza outside of our Jim Rouse Visionary Center • Follow Arielle on Facebook

August 24: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

1982 • PG • Director: Steven Spielberg • Starring: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

with FIT BEFORE FLICKS: Bike Ride with Race Pace Bicycles • 6:30-8:00pm • FREE • Starts @ Race Pace Bicycles (1414 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD). Ends @ AVAM • Stay tuned for more info.

with Food Truck Night • 5:30-9:00pm • FREE • bring cash or credit for grub • Stay tuned for more info.

Thank you to our 2017 Flicks Sponsors!