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Sarah Smith






WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Aug. 12, 2013) Four cinema classics will be shown on the Reynolda lawn this summer for Reynolda House Museum of American Art’s Cinema Under the Stars series. “Annie Hall,” “E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial,” “Back to the Future,” and “Airplane” will be shown on Friday nights at the museum starting Aug. 16.

The gates open at 8 p.m. and the films will be screened at 9 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and bring a picnic; wine and beer will be available for purchase only. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. In case of rain, films will be shown in the Babcock Auditorium. Admission is $5 per person, cash only. For more information, please call 336.758.5150 or visit reynoldahouse.org.

Cinema Under the Stars is co-presented by Reynolda House and the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Cinema Under the Stars Schedule

Friday, August 16

“Annie Hall” (1977), 93 min.

Directed by Woody Allen

Whatever your favorite Woody Allen film is, your other favorite is probably “Annie Hall,” which won Oscars for Best Picture, Director, Writing, and Actress in a Leading Role.

Friday, August 23

“E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982), 115 min.

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Meek, alien botanist meets meek, alienated American boy and an intergalactic friendship is ignited at the touch of their fingers.

Friday, August 30

“Back to the Future” (1985), 116 min.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Marty McFly travels in time to 1955, the year his parents fell in love, and inadvertently threatens his own chances of being conceived.

Friday, September 6

“Airplane!” (1980), 88 min.

Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker

The Wake Forest University Class of 2014 selected this film to launch its final year with this classic comedy. Join the fun; just don’t eat the fish, don’t park in the red zone, and don’t call me Shirley!


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 permanent collection.  Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events.  The museum is located 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.



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.