Lights, Camera, Action!
In July and August, movie buffs head to under-the-stars cinemas for free screenings of favorite flicks. On Thursdays, stake out a spot on Federal Hill for the American Visionary Art Museum’s family series showing films like Back to the Future and Jurassic Park. The AVAM is open and free on movie nights (avam.org). The Cinema Alfresco Open Air Film Festival (littleitalymd.com) presents Italian-inspired feature films like Gladiator and Moonstruck on Fridays at 9 p.m., projected on the exterior of Ciao Bella restaurant. Local restaurants offer movie night carry-out specials for picknickers.— Rachel Chism