(*5/27/11 update, for those landing on this 2009 blog post: for those seeking information about our 2011 Movies in the Gardens at Twilight series, the theme is animation and the films will be on the four Thursdays in August. We'll also have a special showing of "Play Again," a documentary about the consequences of a childhood removed from nature, on Sept. 15, in partnership with Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment. All films are free and for all ages.). Please see the movies page on our website for the latest updates. We'll post there when we confirm the film titles.)
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Forget about multiplexes and drive-ins, Duke Gardens has the ultimate setting to kick back and watch a movie: the South Lawn. And it has the perfect price: free.
Mark your calendars for our new outdoor summer film series on Wednesdays through mid-September. This year's focus is beloved classic musicals. The films will start when darkness falls, somewhere between 8 and 8:30 p.m. The rain dates are a week later. You can bring picnics, and we'll also sell refreshments. If weather is iffy, check Paul Kartcheske's Twitter page for updates.
To see what our outdoor cinema looks like, click here.
Due to rain 8/5 and 8/12, all movies have been bumped a week; changes are reflected in the schedule below:
Aug. 19: "The Wizard of Oz" (1939).
Aug. 26: "Singin' in the Rain" (1962).
Sept. 2: "The Music Man" (1962).
Sept. 9: "Mary Poppins" (1964).