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Academy Running Oscars Outdoors Screenings in LA This Summer

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May 8, 2012
Source: EW, Oscars.org

Oscars Outdoors - Goonies

"Goonies never say die!" If you live in Los Angeles, you might want to stop by here this summer. AMPAS, aka The Academy, is hosting a packed summer of screenings called simply "Oscars Outdoors." The series kicks off in mid-June and runs all the way through August, set at a custom-built outdoor park venue with a 40 x 20 foot screen and sound system and lawn to sit on. Food trucks will also be around for dinner, they're screening classic Oscar winners (and fan favorites) and providing a charming opportunity for moviegoers to watch great cinema under the stars. Bring a blanket and escape to the movies under the stars this Summer!

The screenings are only $5 to get in, first come first serve, with tickets on sale starting in June. Gates open at 6:30PM and the screenings begin at sunset each night. For more info on the events, visit the Oscars.org site, where they've got more info and a full schedule. Here's a look at their summer schedule and the movies:

Friday, June 15: Casablanca (1942)
Saturday, June 16: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Friday, June 22: Raising Arizona (1987)
Saturday, June 23: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Friday, June 29: A Star is Born (1937)
Saturday, June 30: The Goonies (1985)

Friday, July 6: Shane (1953)
Saturday, July 7: The Nutty Professor (1996)

Saturday, July 14: The Princess Bride (1987)

Friday, July 20: Pillow Talk (1959)
Saturday, July 21: The Karate Kid (1984)

Friday, July 27: Dreamgirls (2006)
Saturday, July 28: The Dark Crystal (1982)

Friday, August 3: North by Northwest (1959)
Saturday, August 4: Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

Friday, August 10: Young Frankenstein (1974)
Saturday, August 11: Back to the Future (1985)

Friday, August 17: Audience Choice!
Saturday, August 18: The Wizard of Oz (1939) Sing-A-Long

To get tickets or more details, visit: Oscars.org or Entertainment Weekly. In related news, The Weinstein Company is also re-releasing The Artist this weekend, another Oscar winner coming back (rather quickly). These Oscars Outdoors events will take place at a park the Academy spent $2 million building and preparing with a projection setup worthy of the Academy Awards. "The world knows all about the Oscars, but today we're going to talk a little about the other 364 days of the year," said Randy Haberkamp, managing director of programming for the Academy. "For a movie theater, of course, this is literally outside the box." Indeed.

The venue seats about 500 people located at 1341 Vine Street in Hollywood, CA. The AMPAS is hosting a private invite-only screening of Field of Dreams (how perfect - "build it and they will come") to kick things off on May 19th, but after that the screenings listed above are open to the public all summer. See you there!

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  • BeepBeepRichie
    So the Academy is ok making money off of fan favorites like "Goonies," and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," but not acknowledging them at award time? Ballsy.  Either way, this event can't compete with watching "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" at Wrigley Field in Chicago, down on the field itself, where 10,000+ sang "Danke Schoen" on October 1st, 2011. It was fun.
  • peloquin
    The Nutty Professor seems quite out of place on that list if they're talking about the Eddie Murphy film.  I could see them screening the original 1963 film with Jerry Lewis, but the 1996 film where Eddie Murphy talks to animals seems like it shouldn't be placed on a list with North by Northwest and Back to the Future.
    • Nishit_singh
       That was Dr. Dolittle...
      • peloquin
        You get my point, I believe a film where he talks to animals and a film where he plays his whole obese family are in the same category. ...thanks for the correction though.

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