It feels like we’ve been waiting for this since about the first day of April and it’s finally, finally arrived. Flicks From the Hill Kicks off on the side of the American Visionary Art Museum tonight, and we’ll be showing up early and picking out a prime viewing spot.
If there’s anything better than a free movie, it’s a free classic movie screened outdoors and watched on a blanket with a date, a sack of Utz and a six pack of canned craft beer discretely tucked away. It’s so great in fact that Travel and Leisure ranked Baltimore alongside such metropolitan global capitals as Paris and Pismo Beach when they declared Flicks From the Hill to be among the World’s Best Free Stuff.
Tonight’s movie is Spaceballs. Spaceballs rules.
But wait! There’s more! this being the first film of the Summer and all, there’s a grand kick off party in the works before the show starts. The museum and sculpture barn will throw open their doors for free, and the folks from Max’s Taphouse and Two Boots pizza will be on hand providing beer and pizza respectively.
A $10 donation to AVAM gets you all the beer you can drink and all the pizza you can nosh from 7 pm until 8:30, and the film is scheduled to begin just after dark at 9:00.
We’re going to go ahead and mark out the next six Thursdays on our calendar, because this year’s schedule is about as good as it gets free movie-wise.
We suggest you do the same. But do us all a favor please: leave your cell phones and crying babies at home this year.
AVAM is located at 800 Key Highway in Federal Hill.