American Graffiti to be Shown Outdoors at TMA on August 23rd

Daily Dose  |  07/22/2019 9:00 am

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) will show American Graffiti as part of its Films in the Great Outdoor series Friday, Aug. 23 at 9:15 p.m. in Parking Lot 3, located on the southeast side of the campus.

Visitors with vehicles built before 1963 when the movie was set are invited to bring their cars and watch from Parking Lot 3. Other guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets and watch from the grassy areas on the north and east side of the lot. 

“Before Star Wars, George Lucas created American Graffiti as a tribute to small-town America and the cars that were so intertwined with everyday culture,” said Scott Boberg TMA’s manager of programs and audience engagement. “We want to create that same nostalgia Lucas portrays in the film by inviting owners of this particular type of classic cars to bring them for an old-fashioned drive-in movie experience.”

The evening kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a free concert by the R&B band, Intuition, performing songs from the period.

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