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'Casablanca' tops lineup for film academy's outdoor theater

May 7, 2012 | 10:30 am


"Casablanca" will kick off the opening weekend programming for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' new Hollywood amphitheater and event space, the organization announced Monday. The space will host screenings Fridays and Saturdays beginning June 15 and running through the summer; Saturday programming is built around family fare.

The film academy will christen the space with an outdoor, invitation-only screening of the baseball classic “Field of Dreams" on May 19.

Tickets are $5 for the public; free for children 10 and under; $3 for academy members and students. Seating is unreserved. Food trucks will be on site for each screening.

The schedule, which ranges from the Coen brothers' comedy "Raising Arizona" to the lavish musical "Dreamgirls" and concludes with a singalong to "The Wizard of Oz," follows:

June 15: "Casablanca"

June 16: "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"

June 22: "Raising Arizona"

June 23: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

June 29: "A Star Is Born" (1937)

June 30: "The Goonies"

July 6: "Shane"

July 7: "The Nutty Professor"

July 13: TBD

July 14: "The Princess Bride"

July 20: "Pillow Talk"

July 21: "The Karate Kid" (1984)

July 27: "Dreamgirls"

July 28: "The Dark Crystal"

Aug. 3: "North by Northwest"

Aug. 4: "Steamboat Bill Jr."

Aug. 10: "Young Frankenstein"

Aug. 11: "Back to the Future"

Aug. 17: Audience choice

Aug 18: "The Wizard of Oz" (singalong)


Film academy will open outdoor theater with 'Field of Dreams'

— Nicole Sperling

Photo: "Casablanca." Credit: Warner Bros.