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New Orleans Film Society introduces Moonlight Movies outdoor screenings

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Today, the New Orleans Film Society announced its spring lineup for Moonlight Movies, formerly known as “Movies to Geaux.”

What began as a string of collaborations with local organizations several years ago, Moonlight Movies has turned into a full-fledged, bi-annual outdoor film series complete with a giant inflatable screen and state-of-the-art sound equipment.

The series aims bring the joy of outdoor cinema to more communities in the Greater New Orleans area with low-cost events and a wide array of films. From classics, cult films, and Louisiana favorites, this year’s spring lineup follows NOFS’s fun-filled mission: to engage, educate, and inspire through the art of film.

“From Fritz Lang's seminal Metropolis from 1927, to the delightful, Oscar-nominated animated film The Triplets of Belleville from 2003, the nine films in this spring's outdoor series offer a wide range of genres, with something for cinephiles of all ages," says New Orleans Film Society Program Director Clint Bowie.

"In addition to some of our previously successful spaces—like the NOMA Sculpture Garden and the grounds of the Old U.S. Mint in the Quarter—we're really excited to be expanding our presence in other parts of the city, like the Bywater and Uptown, with screenings at the Brickyard on Chartres Street and at the Latter Library on St. Charles."

Check out the full schedule below:

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Friday, March 28

Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)

Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA – 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: NOFS/ NOMA Members: $3, General: $6

In partnership with the New Orleans Museum of Art

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Thursday, April 3

Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)

Latter Library (5120 St. Charles Ave) – 7:30 p.m.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

In partnership with the Latter Branch of the New Orleans Public Library

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Friday, April 18

Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952)

Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA – 7:45 p.m.

Tickets: NOFS/NOMA Members: $3, General: $6

In partnership with the New Orleans Museum of Art

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Friday, May 9

Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)

Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA – 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: NOFS/NOMA Members: $3, General: $6

In partnership with the New Orleans Museum Of Art

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Saturday, May 10

The Triplets of Belleville (Sylvain Chomet, 2003)

Latter Library (5120 St. Charles Ave – 8:00 p.m.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

In partnership with the Alliance Française de la Nouvelle Orléans, the European Commission, the World Trade Center of New Orleans, and the Latter Branch of the New Orleans Public Library

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Sunday, May 11

Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927) - with live musical accompaniment

Old U.S. Mint (400 Esplanade Ave) – 8:00 p.m.

TICKETS: NOFS / Alliance Française / Louisiana Museum Foundation / Friends of the Cabildo Members: $3, General: $5

In partnership with the U.S. Mint, Louisiana Museum Foundation, Alliance Française de la Nouvelle Orléans, the European Commission, and the World Trade Center Of New Orleans

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Sunday, May 17

The Goonies (Richard Donner, 1985)

Coliseum Square Park (between Camp and Prytania streets) – 8:00 p.m.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

In partnership with the Coliseum Square Neighborhood Association

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Friday, May 23

Labyrinth (Jim Henson, 1986)

The Brick Yard (Chartres at Montegut streets in the Bywater) – 8:15 p.m.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Friday, May 30

Jazz on a Summer’s Day (Aram Avakian & Bert Stern, 1960)

Old U.S. Mint (400 Esplanade Ave) – 8:15 p.m.

Tickets: NOFS / Louisiana Museum Foundation / Friends of the Cabildo Members: $3, General: $6

In partnership with U.S. Mint and Friends of the Cabildo

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Times and dates are subject to change, especially due to weather. Check back for more info.

And for more on these screenings, membership info, and other events, please visit the NOFS website.

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