May 31, 2016
The Davis ReDiscovered: Summer Film Series 2016


The Davis ReDiscovered: Summer Film Series 2016


The Davis may be closed this summer as we reinstall our galleries, but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to see!  Take advantage of the warm summer nights to watch our favorite movies featuring museums on the Davis Plaza.  Each screening starts at dusk, but you’re welcome to join us beginning at 7:00pm for art making and to claim your spot (BYO folding chairs and blankets).  Admission and popcorn and beer are free; ice cream will be for sale (cash only).


June 30: Night at The Museum (2006)


Good-hearted dreamer Larry Daley (Ben Stiller), despite being perpetually down on his luck, thinks he's destined for something big. But even he could never have imagined how big, when he accepts what appears to be a menial job as a graveyard-shift security guard at a museum of natural history. During Larry's watch, extraordinary things begin to occur: Mayans, Roman Gladiators, and cowboys emerge from their diorama to wage epic battles; in his quest for fire, a Neanderthal burns down his own display; Attila the Hun pillages his neighboring exhibits, and a T-Rex reminds everyone why he's history's fiercest predator. Amidst the chaos, the only person Larry can turn to for advice is a wax figure of President Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), who helps our hero harness the bedlam, stop a nefarious plot, and save the museum.


Screening begins at 8:30pm.


July 14: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)


It’s a fantastic spring day, and their final school year is almost over. That’s all the reason Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) needs to declare an unofficial day off from classes. Concocting a brilliant plan that has everyone but his sister and the high school principal fooled, Bueller and company head off for a day of outrageous fun in Chicago. With John Hughes in the director’s chair, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is '80s comedy at its very best.


Screening begins at 8:30pm.


July 28: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)


Renowned archeologist and expert in the occult, Dr. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), is hired by the U.S. Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, which is believed to still hold the ten commandments. Unfortunately, agents of Hitler are also after the Ark. Indy, and his ex-flame Marion (Karen Allen), escape from various close scrapes in a quest that takes them from Nepal to Cairo.


Screening begins at 8:15pm.


August 11: Percy Jackson + The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

Modern and mythical worlds collide in this thunderous fantasy-adventure starring Pierce Brosnan, Kevin McKidd and Uma Thurman as you’ve never seen them before! Percy Jackson is no ordinary teenager...he’s just learned he’s the son of Poseidon and is accused of stealing Zeus’ ­lightning bolt – the most powerful weapon ever created! With storm clouds brewing, Percy embarks on an incredible cross-country journey to prove his innocence, recover the bolt and prevent a war amongst the gods that could destroy our world!

Screening begins at 8:15pm.


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