The Austinot appears on KXAN’s Studio512 show every month to highlight our favorite events and activities in Austin. This month, Contributing Blogger Jessica Pino is sharing outdoor movie events in Austin you won’t want to miss this summer.
Sound and Cinema
Food trucks, music and movies – three of our favorite things in Austin! You’ll get to enjoy all of them at The Long Center this summer during Sound and Cinema. There will be food trucks on the terrace and live music that matches the theme of each night’s movie. Bring your blankets and chairs and relax with our beautiful Austin skyline in the background.
The music and film schedule for 2015 was just released. Do512 announced, “Austin Sound & Cinema 2015 will kick off on June 3rd with a special screening of Weekend at Bernie’s, featuring a massive ‘Bernie dance’ led by Bernie himself, actor Terry Kiser. Other programming highlights include emerging soul singer LaTasha Lee paired with Ghostbusters, local funk collective Hard Proof paying tribute to classic crime comedy The Naked Gun, and much more.”
Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In
Did you know Austin has a drive-in movie theater? You’ll want to reserve your spot in advance, since space is limited. But if you don’t reserve in time, there’s also a pedestrian walk-in option.
Read our full article about Blue Starlite for tips before your visit, then dust off your leather jacket and convertible for a summer night at the drive-in. The upcoming movie schedule can be found on Blue Starlite’s website below.
Cinema East is your opportunity to see creative, independent films you won’t see anywhere else. The event takes place on Sunday nights and is BYOB.
We’re still waiting for 2015’s lineup to be announced. But if last year was any indication, we’re in for a memorable season of outdoor film.
Deep Eddy Pool
There’s nothing like watching an outdoor movie from the comfort of your inner tube. Deep Eddy Pool is known as the oldest swimming hole in Texas and has been around for over 100 years. The whole family will enjoy their summer Splash Movies.
If you don’t want to swim, put a blanket down on the hill opposite the movie screen. Arrive early to avoid the parking rush!
El Salido Pool
El Salido Pool is another spot to enjoy outdoor movies from the water, but in a location North Austinites will appreciate. Admission is free!
For more details on all these outdoor movie events in Austin, click the image below to watch our video segment on Studio512.
You can see The Austinot on KXAN’s Studio512 every month at 12:30 PM during your lunch break. We usually visit on the third Thursday of each month.
101X Summer Cinema Series
Last, but not least, Summer Cinema Series from 101X is back June 17th. Read all about it in our article.
@theAustinot wants to know:
What is your favorite outdoor movie event in Austin and what tips would you give a first-timer?
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