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.

Screen on the Green

Thursdays in August celebrating the exhibition Epic Tales from Ancient India

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.

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.

All films start at approximately 8:00 p.m., with the exception of Paheli, which starts at 7:30 p.m.

2018 Screen on the Green Schedule

August 2: The Lunchbox

August 9: Original Copy

August 16: The Music Room

August 23: Nil Battey Sannata

August 30: Paheli

Films complementing Japanese works in our Permanent Collection.