It’s summer in Austin which means temperatures are on the rise, iced tea is a must, and everyone ends up at Barton Springs at one point or another. Summer time in Austin also brings a plethora of film screenings, most of which are completely free! So thank you, Austin, for being so kind to us poor college students who stayed in town for the summer months. Below you can find a list of screenings happening around town.
AUSTIN SOUND AND CINEMA
Austin Sound & Cinema will feature six weeks of unique pairings of live music and some of the most popular movies of all time. Bands will perform a tribute to the movie, followed by the film screening on The Alamo’s giant inflatable outdoor screen. This will take place on the lawn at The Long Center, with the perfect view of the sun setting on the downtown skyline behind the stage.
The events will all be free, all-ages, open to the public, and will fall on alternating Wednesdays from June 5 through August 21. These events are 100% free to the public thanks to presenting sponsor Aquasana, the Austin-based makers of best-in-class home water filtration systems, who will be on site with free, filtered, great-tasting water for every event. Click here for more info.
Wednesday, June 5: "Labyrinth" featuring live music by SUPER CREEPS
Wednesday, June 19: "Smokey and the Bandit" featuring THE WHISKEY SHIVERS
Wednesday, July 17: "Back to the Future" featuring live music by HELLO WHEELS
Wednesday, July 31: "School of Rock" featuring WILL TAYLOR & STRINGS ATTACHED
Wednesday, Aug 14: "Flash Gordon" featuring live music with MAGNIFICO
Wednesday, Aug 21: "Jurassic Park" featuring live music TBA
MOVIES IN THE PARK
Movies in the Park is a series of free films brought to you by the Austin Parks Foundation, and presented by the #1 movie theater in America, the Alamo Drafthouse. Each year, APF and the Drafthouse bring you totally free movies right in downtown Austin at Republic Square Park. Austin residents and visitors bring their blanket or lawn chairs (and often a picnic dinner!) for a fun and relaxing evening under the beautiful Austin night sky. Click here for more info.
Thursday, May 16 at 8:30pm, “The Fifth Element”
Thursday, June 6 at 8:30pm, “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”
Thursday, July 11 at 8:30pm, “A League of Their Own”
Thursday, September 12 at 7:30pm, “Rocky
Thursday, October 24 at 7:30pm, “Ghostbusters”
Thursday, November 7 at 7:30pm, “The Hunger Games”
Cinema East is a place where all can come to comfortably enjoy premier independent ﬁlms without the stress or price of many larger festivals. We're proud to stand behind our community and happy to be able to offer these extraordinary ﬁlms to casual moviegoers and aﬁcionados alike. All films are screened at French Legation Museum. Doors open at 7pm, films start at 9pm. Pay what you can, $2-5 donation. Click here for more info.
Sunday June 9: “Cutie And The Boxer”, Short film: “Black Metal”
Sunday June 23: “A Teacher”, Short film: “Weighting”
Sunday July 7: “Zero Charisma”, Short film: “SLASH”
Sunday, July 21: “Bluebird”, Short film: “When We Lived in Miami”
DEEP EDDY MOVIE NIGHTS
Deep Eddy Movie Nights, a family-friendly summer tradition since the 1940's, returns this year on July 6, 2013. The City of Austin invites families to see five movies on a giant 20’ x 11’ inflatable screen, while enjoying a swim in Texas' oldest swimming pool. July 6 kicks off the first screening with Grease (PG), beginning at dusk. The series will continue on Saturdays through August 3, 2013. Pool-goers are encouraged to enjoy the show from the grassy slope, concrete steps, or bring their inner tube to float in the refreshing 70F water. Admission: $0-3. Click here for more info.
Saturday, July 6 - Grease (PG)
Saturday, July 13 - Hunger Games (PG-13)
Saturday, July 20 - Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)
Saturday, July 27 - Wreck-It Ralph (PG)
August 3 - The Avengers (PG-13)
BLUE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN
We can’t wait to see you at the Drive-in! All events now will take place at our new space behind the National Guard Building at AFS. Enter directly under the water tower at the second driveway. Follow the arrows to the left and our entrance is now the last gate on the right at the end of the driveway. Click here for more info.
Wednesday, July 9 at 9pm, “Independence Day”
Friday, July 13 at 9pm, “Dazed and Confused” and “Night of the Living Dead”
Saturday, July 14 at 9pm, “The School of Rock” and “Waking Life”
Thursday, July 26 at 9pm, “Office Space”
Friday, July 27 at 9pm, “Grindhouse: Planet Terror”
Saturday, July 28 at 9pm, “Spy Kids”
101X Summer Cinema at Central Market
Beginning June 12, 2013, 101x brings back its Summer Cinema, thanks to the Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow. The summer movie series features five free movies at Central Market North Lamar, starting at sundown. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Free admission! Click here for more info.
Wednesday, June 12: “Can’t Hardly Wait”
Wednesday, June 26: “Karate Kid”
Wednesday, July 10: “The 5th Element”
Wednesday, July 24: “Tommy Boy”
Wednesday, August 7: “Star Trek”