OK, I look forward to this every summer now - I have included the schedule below. I work most Thursday evenings and would have to leave to find a good wireless connection where I could participate in an online meeting from 9-10, BUT I am willing to play hooky to stay on July 15 to watch one of my favorite movies, The Princess Bride.
July 29 looks pretty tempting also - the ORIGINAL King Kong. If any of the movies below appeal to you, and you want me to make a meetup - I love coming down at 5pm to walk through the museum (it's open FREE! I'm going to join as a member, as I love this place, but for those of you who have been curious about it and would like a free look - this is a great opportunity for you!)
Outdoor family films on Federal Hill screened under AVAM’s Golden Hand! It’s free and the flicks are related to the theme of the exhibition—Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Happiness.
*****Museum is open and free from 5–9 pm before the flick.*****
SCHEDULE: July 1: Singin' in the Rain • July 8: Avalon • July 15: Princess Bride July 22 • Radio Days • July 29: King Kong (1933) • Aug 5: A League of Their Own • Aug 12: True Stories • Aug 19: Rocky
The Hill is terraced somewhat - so you can bring lawn chairs and if folks do, we can look for a more level spot. Otherwise, ground tarps/beach blankets/towels are great. Picnics are encouraged but in the park, alcohol is not permitted. However, it's fine to bring beverages - glass containers are not desirable though - think ECO-FRIENDLY and fill a reusable beverage container! Coolers are totally fine.
No worries about weather either - if it's stormy, they simply move the movie into "the big barn" (and in that case, probably lawn chairs would probably be a great idea)
Parking out on Key Highway is I THINK .50/hour until 6 (or maybe they changed it to 8?) so bring a few quarters if you want to park on Key Highway right by the Museum on up toward the highway...in a little closer to the Inner Harbor, they have the machines you can use with an ATM card, coins or paper money.
This is one of the easiest places in Baltimore to access! Just take the Key Highway exit off 95 (south of the tunnel) and Key Highway winds around a bit until you see...on the left...this glittering building, which is - The American Visionary Art Museum, THE best museum IN the world.
(Bring money and budget time for the gift shop - MINIMUM 30 minutes if you have never been but don't be surprised if it turns into an hour. Oddities of all sorts and things you haven't seen in years will be there, and hundreds of items are less than $5!)
I will have some kind of balloon or another bizarre attention-getting thing so you can find me on the hill. I SUPPOSE I will try and be a GOOD leader (for a change) and leave the museum by 8:15 to get a good spot. I really, really will try. (John is laughing incredulously, yeah, I know, and so are you coming, dude, to see if I actually come close to making good on this intention?)
This is definitely one the kids can come along for! I suppose there's always the chance that some would want to range over to a pub in Federal Hill after the movie is over - use the comment section to coordinate that, or if we want to have a pot-luck picnic.
Wow - that was long. I need more coffee.