Join the Museum for a variety of film screenings, including the annual outdoor summer film series, Screen on the Green, and screenings in the James S. Copley Auditorium throughout the year.

Screen on the Green

From the Audrey Hepburn classic How to Steal a Million to Woody Allen’s charming Midnight in Paris, take a trip into the art world as you sit under the stars on the Botanical Lawn (east of the Museum) in beautiful Balboa Park. Grab a picnic, a blanket, and a few friends and enjoy a selection of films whose themes take inspiration from the Museum’s permanent collection, celebrating the recent completion of a large-scale reinstallation of these galleries.

Screen on the Green 2017 Schedule
Thursdays in August
Films begin at Sundown (approximately 8:00 p.m.)

August 3 | Goya’s Ghosts, 2006, R, 1 hour 57 minutes
August 10 | The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1945, not rated, 1 hour 50 minutes
August 17 | How to Steal a Million, 1966, not rated, 2 hours 3 minutes
August 24 | Séraphine, 2008, not rated, 2 hours 5 minutes
August 31 | Midnight in Paris, 2011, PG-13, 1 hour 34 minutes

Please note alcoholic beverages are allowed in Balboa Park until 8:00 p.m. Pets are allowed on the lawn. Screen on the Green aims to complement and enhance the enjoyment and understanding of visual art through film and other art forms.

Film Screenings

The Museum presents a selection of films and documentaries throughout the year that complement and enhance the understanding of the permanent collection and special exhibitions on view. Films are screened in the James S. Copley Auditorium at the Museum and galleries are open for viewing prior to the screening unless otherwise noted.