With the premiere of this year’s Movies in the Park series staring us down, we knew it was only a matter of time before the Belcourt announced its own free outdoor movies series for the summer. Though it’ll be hard to beat a screening of The Jerk, The Belcourt has a solid line-up of movies in both the family-friendly and the “watch this lady get straight murdered in a hotel room shower” varieties:
Saturday, June 11, Sunset 8:03 p.m.
THE BLUES BROTHERS
Dir. John Landis, USA, 1980, 133min, Rated R
John Belushi and Dan Akroyd stars as Jake and Elwood Blues, two scheming brothers on a mission from God: to get the band back together in order to save the Catholic home where they were raised.
Saturday, July 9, Sunset 8:07 p.m.
DESTRY RIDES AGAIN
Dir. George Marshall, USA, 1939, 94min
Tom Destry (James Stewart) is a tough lawman who doesn’t like guns. And that could pose a problem when a saloon owner and a corrupt mayor plan to rob the local cowpokes blind, with the help of crooked waitress Frenchy (Marlene Dietrich).
Saturday, August 13, Sunset 7:40 p.m.
Dir. John Badham, USA, 1983, 114min
It’s floppy disks and phone-modem hackery as we relive a classic summer movie of the 80s. After cracking the security of an Air Force supercomputer, a young whiz kid (Matthew Broderick) opens a seemingly innocent video game, which is actually a program intended to mount a preemptive nuclear strike.
Saturday, September 10, Sunset 7:02 p.m.
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 1960, 109min
When larcenous a real estate clerk (Janet Leigh) goes on the lam with a wad of cash, she ends up at the Bates Motel, where twitchy manager and taxidermist Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky but fine… until Marion takes a shower.
Hells yeah! Nashville’s favorite movie theater (suck it, Hollywood 27!) is also screening a ton of amazing films indoors, including a midnight screening of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Vanishing Point and Terrence Malick’s entire filmography. The only difference is those movies aren’t free. As always, the theater will screen cartoons, trailers, commercials and other shorts before the movie at sunset.
// Photo by Kevin Barbieux.