AVAM's Flicks From The Hill

Presented in the Hughes Family Outdoor Theater

The Flicks 2018 line is inspired by our current mega-exhibit The Great Mystery Show!

  • When: Thursdays in July & August
  • Time: Screenings @ 9pm
  • Cost: FREE! Plus free museum admission 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!

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 2018 Season:

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

July 12: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

1988 • PG • 1h 44m • Director: Robert Zemeckis • Starring: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect. Groundbreaking interaction between the live and animated characters. - from IMDB

July 19: Casablanca

1942 • PG • 1h 42 min • Director: Michael Curtiz • Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

Rick Blaine is a cynical and world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early years of WWII. When Ilsa – a former lover – and her husband, show up to his cafe one day, Rick faces a tough challenge which will bring up unforeseen complications, and ultimately an excruciating decision to make. - adapted from IMDB

July 26: Clue

1985 • 1h 34m • Director: Jonathan Lynn • Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn

Seven guests, a butler, and a maid are all involved in a series of murders.

August 2: The Birds

1963 • 1h 59m • Director: Alfred Hitchcock • Starring: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. - IMDB

August 9: Harriet the Spy

1996 • PG • Director: Bronwen Hughes • Starring: Michelle Trachtenberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Gregory Smith

Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. But when Harriet's friends find her secret notebook the tables are turned on her. Can she win her friends back and still keep on going with the spy business? - from IMDB

August 16: Sherlock Holmes

2009 • PG-13 • 2h 8m • Director: Guy Ritchie • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. - from IMDB

August 23: Hidden Figures

2016 • PG • 2h 7m • Director: Theodore Melfi • Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. - from IMDB

August 30: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

1997 • PG-13 • 1h 29m • Director: Jay Roach • Starring: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York

A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.