4 Film Events to Attend in July

By Katie Davis
In Culture

Film is alive and well in St. Louis this month with numerous movie-based events in the area. Whether you are just hoping to take the family out to watch something fun or check out a film that is more abstract and thought-provoking, you’ll be able to find what you want.

slam outdoor film series

SLAM Outdoor Film Series. Photo courtesy of Saint Louis Art Museum.

SLAM Outdoor Film Series
July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, Art Hill
The Saint Louis Art Museum Outdoor Film Series is again showcasing great movies this summer, screening them for free on a huge screen at the bottom of Art Hill. Guests can arrive early and check out live music, food trucks and more. This year, those who are interested can choose from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Funny Face,” “Field of Dreams” or “Meet Me in St. Louis.”

St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
July 13-17, Tivoli Theatre
This year’s annual filmmakers showcase features another great group of St. Louis-area movie makers of all ages, backgrounds and styles. Expect to watch comedy, drama shorts, documentaries, sci-fi creations, experimental films and historical pieces if you catch a few of these locally made flicks. Don’t forget to stick around for Q&A sessions afterward.

Annual Dive-In Movie
July 18, Des Peres Lodge

Put on your swimwear for this ninth annual dive-in movie event. Set up at the beautiful Des Peres Lodge, guests can use the venue’s floatation devices for resting and watching the film. Others choose to watch the movie from outside of the pool. This year, “A Turtle’s Tale 2” will be screened, which is a great choice for those with kids. Arrive early to pick up a float because they will go quickly.

Movie Mondays – Back to the Future
July 28, Ballpark Village

Travel “Back to the Future” underneath the stars and the 24-foot screen at Ballpark Village’s Busch II Infield. Admission is only one dollar per person, and proceeds benefit local charities. Blankets are allowed, but guests are not allowed to bring drinks, food or lawn chairs. For those interested in enjoying some food fare during the film, concessions are available.

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