As the summer days swiftly begin to dwindle, so are the opportunities to catch a free movie screening outdoors in the Boston area. The summer season offers many opportunities for both movie buffs and lovers of the outdoors to combine their seemingly opposite passions and enjoy an evening where everyone comes away satisfied. If you fall into either of these categories of people, then make sure you take advantage of one of these screenings this week, or else you might just have to wait till summer 2011!
Usability Professionals’ Association of Boston will screen “Temple Grandin” at the Regent Theater in Arlington on Tuesday night. This made for TV film just cleaned up at Sunday night’s Emmy awards, winning in 5 out of the 7 categories it was nominated in. RSVP is required through their website. That same evening, the Boston Public Library’s South Boston branch begins a series of films about NYC with “Barefoot in the Park”.
The BPL’s main branch continues its Ibero Film Festival on Wednesday with “True and Tender Is the North” from Portugal. Also on Wednesday, the BPL’s North End branch begins a series of book-to-screen movies with “Jamaica Inn”.
On Thursday afternoon, the BPL will be screening “The Last Station” and the Coolidge Corner Library’s weekly film this Thursday is “Raise the Red Lantern”. Also on Thursday night, the Somerville Library will continue its series of rarely seen movies with a screening of the silent film “The Iron Mask”.
Starting at sunset on Friday night, the Boston Harbor Hotel will conclude its romantically scenic “Movies by Moonlight” outdoor series with “Raiders of the Lost Ark”.