The pursuit of happiness, living the dream, our show of strength and individuality. This summer, our Art Hill Film Series is a celebration of what makes us Americans…our spirit!


Friday, July 8View Trailer
Top Gun
(1986, 110 minutes)
Directed by Tony Scott;
Starring Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis

As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

Friday, July 15View Trailer
(1976, 120 minutes)
Directed by John G. Avildsen;
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Friday, July 22View Trailer
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
(1982, 115 minutes)
Directed by Steven Spielberg;
Starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.

Friday, July 29View Trailer
Forrest Gump
(1994, 142 minutes)
Directed by Robert Zemeckis;
Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise

Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.


What's a film festival without the food?
  • Bring your own picnic.
  • Food Truck Fest presented by Sauce Magazine from 6 to 8:30 pm. Food trucks vary each week. New this year! The food trucks will close at 8:30 pm sharp so that the films begin on time. Cash, credit, and debit cards accepted. There will be an ATM next to the information booth at the top of Art Hill.
  • A concession stand with snacks and soda will be located at the top of Art Hill. Show your Saint Louis Art Museum membership card and get a free bag of popcorn!
  • Food and adult beverages will be available for purchase at the Panorama booth on Art Hill Plaza.
  • The Museum's Cafe will be open until 9 pm.

  • Art Lab - Tap into your inner artist in the Create Lab! We'll supply the instructor and the materials to help grownups create a Film Series masterpiece. Create Lab themes vary each week. Located on the Art Hill Plaza. 2016 Create Lab partners are:
    July 8—Pele Prints
    July 15—Work/Play (Forest Park Forever Artists in Residence, Danielle and Kevin McCoy)
    July 22—Artscope
    July 29—Perennial

  • Music – A DJ plays until the start of the film.


Where are the movies shown?
The free movies are shown outdoors on Art Hill. The screen will be located at the bottom of Art Hill.
Where do I park?
 ·  Free public parking is available in the parking lots east of the Louis IX statue in front of the Museum.
 ·  The Museum's 300-space underground Parking Garage will be open. The cost is $15 ($5 for Members with validation). CASH ONLY!
 ·  Limited parking along Fine Arts Drive also is available.
 ·  There are also two free parking lots behind the Forest Park Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center, located a short walk from Art Hill.
 ·  Accessible parking is available in the Museum garage and on the parking lots east of the Louis IX statue. Visitors can drop-off passengers on Fine Arts Drive directly in front of the Museum. The Museum's entrances are accessible.
 ·  Bike racks are available.
Can I use the Forest Park Trolley during the Film Series?
Yes! The Metro Forest Park Trolley is a Metro bus that runs a special route between the Forest Park/DeBaliviere MetroLink Station and the Saint Louis Art Museum. The trolley bus runs special hours for the Film Series at 30 minute intervals* from 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm, and again from 10:50 pm to 12 pm.

*Prior to 6:45 pm, the Forest Park Trolley will operate on its regular schedule.
What time do the movies start?
The food trucks and music start at 6 pm. Films begin promptly at 9 pm. You are welcome to arrive any time to claim your spot on Art Hill.
What should I bring with me (food, pets, etc.)?
 ·  Bug spray, blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic items including food and alcoholic beverages are permitted. A 'blankets-only' section will be available at the front of the viewing area. Space is available on a first come, first served basis.
 ·  Well behaved pets on a leash are welcome (leashes must be no longer than 6 feet in length). Please be respectful of other guests by cleaning up after your pets.
What is there to do before the movie begins?
 ·  Visit the Museum and explore original works of art spanning five millennia and six continents! Admission is always free. And our main exhibition, Self-Taught Genius is free on Fridays.
 ·  On film nights, the main level will remain open until 9:15 pm.
 ·  The art project for adults, DJ, and the Food Truck Fest all begin at 6 pm.
Is smoking permitted?
All smoking is prohibited including e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and all other electronic smoking devices.
Is the Film Series accessible?
 ·  The Museum is ADA-compliant and accessible to visitors in wheelchair and other visitors who need to avoid stairs. The Museum's entrances on Fine Arts Drive are accessible.
 ·  Accessible parking is available in the Museum garage and on the parking lots east of the Louis IX statue. Visitors can drop-off passengers on Fine Arts Drive directly in front of the Museum. The Museum's entrances are accessible. The path to Art Hill is accessible.
 ·  A section of Art Hill will be designated for visitors in wheelchairs. Visit the Information Booth to address special needs.
 ·  Individuals with disabilities who may need sign language interpreters, written materials in alternative formats, or other accommodations should make a request to 314-721-6172 (TDD 314-721-4807) at least seven days before the event.