AVAM's Flicks From The Hill
Presented in the Hughes Family Outdoor Theater
#Flicks 2015 schedule announced!
- When: Thursdays: July 9–August 27
- Time: Screenings @ 9pm
- AVAM Open & FREE 5-9pm on Flicks nights!
- Cost: FREE!!!
- Where: On Federal Hill
Rain location: inside AVAM's JRVC, 3rd fl.
Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM's current exhibition, The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster. 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 the event of rain or other nasty weather, we will show the Flicks inside AVAM's Jim Rouse Visionary Center (JRVC) building on the 3rd floor. We watch the weather reports closely, and will announce the change as soon as we know via our Facebook (facebook.com/theavam) and Twitter (@TheAVAM) channels. Chairs may be provided for the indoor screenings, or you can bring your own chair/blanket and cozy up on the floor. Restrooms are convieniently located on each floor of the JRVC building, and there are elevators available as well. Sorry, no pets allowed inside.
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!
Previous 2015 Flicks:
- July 9: JAWS
- July 16: The Truman Show
- July 23: Labyrinth
- July 30: Big Fish
Flicks From The Hill 2015 Season:
All screenings are at 9pm on Federal Hill & FREE!
- August 6: Awakenings
1990 • PG-13 • Director: Penny Marshall • Starring: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner
The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them. (IMDB)
with Charm City Yoga Workshop: 7-7:45pm • FREE, BYO Yoga Mat & Towel • AVAM's JRVC Plaza • MORE
Food Trucks: Slainte on Wheels & The Green Bowl
- August 13: Searching for Bobby Fischer
1993 • PG • Director: Steven Zaillian • Starring: Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Max Pomeranc
Josh Waitzkin (Max Pomeranc) is a typical seven-year-old who happens to be a chess prodigy. Joe Mantegna stars as Josh's Father, a sportswriter determined to see his son become a champion. Searching for Bobby Fischer is about their heartwarming journey of discovery, as a father and son learn the one thing neither can afford to lose: their love for each other. Laurence Fishburne and Ben Kingsley deliver powerful supporting performances in this uplifting film that's rich with all the promise and wonder of life. (iTunes)
with Tour de Federal Hill Bike Ride #2: 6:30-8pm • FREE! • Meet @ Race Pace Bikes, Finish @ AVAM • MORE
with Baltimore Kids Chess League: 6:30-8:30pm • FREE! • Citywide chess champions from grades 2-5 of the Baltimore City Public Schools challenge you to test your skills and play a game of chess on Covington Street near the big screen.
Food Trucks: Laughing Crab & Dizzy Cow Pizzeria
- August 20: Beasts of the Southern Wild
2012 • PG-13 • Director: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly
Six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) lives with her father, Wink (Dwight Henry), in a remote Delta community. Wink is a stern taskmaster, but he is preparing his young daughter for the end of the world. When Wink falls mysteriously ill, nature seems to fall ill with him. Temperatures rise, the ice caps melt and fearsome prehistoric beasts called aurochs run loose. Rising waters threaten to engulf their community, sending Hushpuppy in search of her long-lost mother. (Google)
with Fun Run with Charm City Run: 7-8pm • FREE! • Starts & Ends @ AVAM • MORE
Food Trucks: Slainte on Wheels & The Green Bowl
- August 27: The Wizard of Oz
1939 • N.R. • Directors: Norman Taurog, King Vidor, Victor Fleming, Mervyn LeRoy, George Cukor • Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Margaret Hamilton
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (IMDB)
with Flicks Food Truck Night: 5:30-8:30pm • FREE entry! (bring $ to pay for your grub) • Outside @ AVAM • MORE
Food Trucks: Chowhound, The Green Bowl, Golden West Cafe & Laughing Crab
Thanks to our 2015 Flicks Sponsors: