Due to the ongoing pandemic, people have been spending a lot more of their recreation time at home or outside, where it’s considered safer to be around others. Businesses have also had to pivot their strategy to be more creative and find new ways to use outdoor spaces to conduct business. That’s why you’ve seen more outdoor dining and the return of drive-in movie theaters last year. In Arizona, Downtown Phoenix’s FilmBar and the Phoenix Art Museum are creating another new way to enjoy movies and the outdoors.
The Phoenix Art Museum has an outdoor space, and FilmBar has the technology and equipment to make it happen. It just seems natural that the two organizations team up to offer outdoor movies.
This new partnership gives audiences a chance to experience arthouse, international and independent films. Over the next four months, there will be eight different films shown, with each showing capped at a capacity at 50 people to ensure social distancing.
Each film will have a few showings, offering you different nights to enjoy the movies. These films include:
- In the Mood for Love
- A Hard Day’s Night
- Touki Bouki
- Black Orpheus
- La Strada
- Gimme Shelter
- Tokyo Drifter
Information about each film’s plot, rating and run time are available on the ticketing website. There is also a link to watch a trailer so you can find a film that fits your preference. Events like these outdoor movie series offer a great opportunity to see movies that are not as widely seen, and can bring discussions with friends, family or groups like a book club who view the film together.
Food and drink will not be provided or allowed to be brought in, with the exception of bottled water. Masks are required for all guests.
These films start February 25, and have showings through May. For tickets and more information on showings, visit the Phoenix Art Museum website. So, if you don’t have any plans for next weekend, come and watch a flick at the outdoor movies at FilmBar and Phoenix Art Museum