Just in time for a wee bit after the longest day of the year, a.k.a. the summer solstice, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art is beckoning everyone to join the venerable Fort Worth art temple outdoors for a bit of cinema at the best of all possible prices – free.
Officially known as an “outdoor film series,” that formalistic name doesn’t begin to capture the easy-going, family-fun the Amon Carter has in mind for all those who attend the June 26th screening of Toy Story. This 1995, G-rated, Pixar-instant contemporary cowboy classic is just about the perfect movie for all ages. And it will unfold outside, just as the sun takes the day’s final bow behind the last bit of Fort Worth dusky sky.
Toy Story is just about the most frothily entertaining bit of culture to build an entire evening around, starting with a picnic dinner spread out on the Amon Carter’s bountiful lawn. For the best of all possible lawn dining, why not let one of the numerous food trucks parked on-site help fill that picnic basket with all the right noshes. And for those revelers interested in taking in a bit of what the Amon Carter’s original mission has always been, namely the display of primo American art, everyone is invited to ooh and ahh over some of the museum’s masterpieces by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell before taking the museum lawn as the adventures of Buzz Lightyear and Woody flicker joyously across the big, museum-lawn screen.
Details: Sunset Cinema at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents: Toy Story. Thursday, June 26th from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at the museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Lawn opens at 6 p.m. Museum tours from 7 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Film starts at 8:30 p.m. Blankets, coolers, and lawn chairs are all welcome (for lawn use only). Please leave at home alcohol, glass bottles, and, sorry, your pets. Food trucks will be parked at the Carter from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. And everyone is invited to do that social media thing and tag their individual Sunset Cinema photos with #ACMSunsetCinema. (And it’s never too early to mark down the Carter’s next Sunset Cinema screening, set for July 31st : It’s the 2002 Oscar winning-film version (PG-13) of the wowza popular musical, Chicago. More information: 817-989-5067; www.cartermuseum.org.