Cinema Under the Stars Returns to Reynolda House Aug. 1 with ‘Strange Encounters’ Film Series


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 16, 2014) – Reynolda House Museum of American Art’s popular outdoor film series returns Aug. 1 with the 1975 summer blockbuster “Jaws.” 

The ninth annual Cinema Under the Stars will be held the first four Fridays in August and is themed “Strange Encounters” for the variety of encounters in city, surf and outer space found in the films. Gates open at 8 p.m. each night, and films will be shown on the front lawn at 9 p.m. In case of rain, films will be shown in the Babcock Auditorium. Filmgoers are encouraged to arrive early and picnic on the lawn; beer and wine will be available for purchase – no outside alcohol is permitted. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.

Admission is $5 per person, cash or advance purchase only. The museum is also offering two new ticketing options this year: a season pass that includes all four films for the price of three ($15), and a $20 per car option. All tickets are available for advance purchase online at reynoldahouse.org.

Cinema Under the Stars is co-presented by the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Additional information about the film series is available at reynoldahouse.org and on social media by searching #reynoldasummer.

Aug. 1 – “Jaws”
Aug. 8 – “Cabaret” – The museum invites filmgoers to dress in cabaret-inspired attire for this film, which is funded through a grant from The Adam Foundation.
Aug. 15 – “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”
Aug. 22 – “An American in Paris”

About Reynolda House
Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its collection.  Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events.  The museum is located at 2250 Reynolda Rd. in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails. For more information, please visit reynoldahouse.org or call 336.758.5150. Connect at @CurateReynolda or Facebook.com/rhmaa.

About UNCSA
As America’s first state-supported arts school, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories. With a high school component, UNCSA is a degree-granting institution that trains young people of talent in music, dance, drama, filmmaking, and design and production. Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.

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