(SACRAMENTO, CA – UPDATED June 14, 2018) Love to watch movies under the stars? As our dashing hero Westley would say to his beloved Buttercup, "as you wish!"
This summer, movies at the Crocker Art Museum are literally off the wall! Enjoy the company of family and friends, movie-inspired cocktails, and lots of laughs as the Museum staff screens three comedy classics, projected onto the giant wall of the Museum's outdoor courtyard.
Summer is a great time to celebrate the art of cult films, and these movies are as fun as they come. From the know-by-heart dialogue of The Princess Bride and the ironically sharp wit of Idiocracy to the irreverent and hilarious performances in Blues Brothers, these screenings are wonderful opportunities to come together, laugh out loud, and create new summer memories at the Crocker.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE
[1987, 98 minutes, PG]
Grab your wine goblets and immerse in Rob Reiner's cheeky fairy tale featuring a high-stakes battle of wits, an epic revenge mission, harrowing sword fights, deadly fire swamps populated by exceptionally large and enigmatic rodents, and of course, true love. Ranked consistently among the top 100 funniest movies of all time, The Princess Bride flopped at the box office when it was first released in 1987, but has since soared into the history books as one of the most beloved cult classics. The all-star cast includes Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André "the Giant" Roussimoff, and Christopher Guest. Click HERE for event link.
[2006, 84 minutes, R]
Sip on your electrolytes as you enjoy Mike Judge's dystopian comedy filled with his signature razor-sharp sarcasm, "now, with more molecules!" Luke Wilson stars as Joe Bauers, an army librarian selected because of his "averageness" by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top secret human hibernation program. Fast-forward 500 years, and Bauers is unearthed by a garbage pile collapse, only to discover that he is the most intelligent person alive. Rounding out the cast are Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, and Terry Crews as the unforgettable reality-star-turned-president Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho. Click HERE for event link.
[1980, 133 minutes, R]
Our Lady of Blessed Film Projection, don't fail us now! Don your favorite pair of sunglasses and join ex-con "Joliet Jake" and Elwood Blues on their divine mission to save the Catholic orphanage where they were raised. Hilarity ensues as they race toward Chicago, elude "the fuzz", and happen upon some of the greatest soul, R&B, and blues singers along the way. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star as the characters developed on Saturday Night Live 40 years ago, with cameos by legends including James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, and John Lee Hooker. Click HERE for event link.
At the Movies Off the Wall outdoor screenings, limited seating will be provided but for the best seat in the house, B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Chair). Or, reserve a premiere-seating cabana featuring movie admission, drink tickets, and seating for six. Be sure to arrive early for shenanigans by Comedy Spot; beer, wine, and movie-inspired cocktails; and Supper Shack meal deals. The courtyard opens at 7 p.m., and movies start at approximately 8:15 p.m.
TICKETS & CABANA RENTALS
$6 museum members
$12 member series pass
Cabana rental: $60 museum members, $100 nonmembers
Tickets may be purchased online at crockerart.org, at the Museum admission desk, or by calling (916) 808-1182.
Media Relations Associate, Crocker Art Museum
The Crocker Art Museum’s mission is to promote an awareness of and enthusiasm for human experience through art.
About the Crocker Art Museum
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums for characteristics of excellence, the Crocker Art Museum features the world’s foremost display of California art and is renowned for its holdings of European master drawings and international ceramics. The Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and appreciation of fine art and holds permanent collections of Californian, European, Asian, African, and Oceanic art, works on paper, ceramics, and photography. The Museum offers a diverse spectrum of exhibitions, events, and programs to augment its collections, including films, concerts, studio classes, lectures, children’s activities, and more. The Museum has also dedicated the historic building’s entire first floor as an education center, which includes four classrooms, space for student and community exhibitions, the Gerald Hansen Library, and Tot Land.
Hours & Admission
Museum hours are 10 AM – 5 PM, Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 AM – 9 PM on Thursdays. General admission is free for Crocker members, adults $10, seniors and college students $8, youth (7-17) $5, and children 6 and under are free. Every third Sunday of the month is "Pay What You Wish Sunday", sponsored by Western Health Advantage.
Location & Parking
The Crocker is located at 216 O Street in downtown Sacramento. The Museum is accessible by Light Rail with stops close by at 8th & O and 8th & K streets. Bike racks are located in Crocker Park, across the street from the Museum’s front door. Ample parking is available within walking distance, including street parking, parking lots, and public garages.