From the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood cinema to the elegance of modern-day movies, costumes have the power to bring a character to life or capture a moment in history. This summer we’re rolling out the red carpet in celebration of Oscar’s Best Dressed.



Friday, July 14View Trailer
(1998; 3 hours and 14 minutes)
Directed by James Cameron; Costume design by Deborah L. Scott
Starring Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kathy Bates

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. Academy Award Winner for Best Costume Design

Friday, July 21View Trailer
Dream Girls
(2006; 2 hours and 10 minutes)
Directed by Bill Condon; Costume design by Sharen Davis
Starring Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, and Jamie Foxx

A young female singing trio get their big break in the early 60’s, and face their own personal struggles along the way. Academy Award Nominee for Achievement in Costume Design

Friday, July 28View Trailer
To Catch a Thief
(1955; 1 hour and 46 minutes)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock; Costume design by Edith Head
Starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly

When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must unmask the real thief in order to prove his innocence. Academy Award Nominee for Best Costume Design, Color

Friday, August 4View Trailer
The Devil Wears Prada
(2006; 1 hour and 49 minutes)
Directed by David Frankel; Costume design by Patricia Field
Starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Emily Blunt

A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine. Academy Award Nominee for Achievement in Costume Design

What's a film festival without the food?
  • Bring your own picnic.
  • Food Truck Fest, presented by Sauce Magazine, will run from 6 to 8:30 pm in the parking lot to the west of the Louis IX statue on Art Hill. Food trucks vary each week and lines will close at 8:30 pm sharp each night. Cash, credit, and debit cards accepted. An ATM will be on Art Hill Plaza.
  • The Museum's Cafe will be open and serving casual fare including freshly prepared soups, sandwiches, and salads until 9 pm.
  • Concession stands 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!
  • Adult beverages will be available for purchase at the Panorama booth.

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 facing the Museum.
Where do I park?
 ·  Free public parking is available on Fine Arts Drive, in the parking lot to the east of the Louis IX statue in front of the Museum, and anywhere parking is permitted in Forest Park.
 ·  The Museum's 300-space underground Parking Garage will be open. The cost is $15 ($5 for Members with validation). CASH ONLY!
 ·  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 in the parking lot to the east of the Louis IX statue. Passenger drop off is 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. Plan your trip and find the full schedule here.
What time do the movies start?
The food trucks and music start at 6 pm. Films begin 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.)?
 ·  Blankets, bug spray, 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 summer exhibition, Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015, is free on Fridays (opens June 25). We recommend reserving tickets in advance.
 ·  The music and 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 in the parking lot to the 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.
 ·  All films will have Closed-Captioning (CC)
 ·  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.

In the event of bad weather, updates will be posted here, on Facebook and Twitter, and at 314.655.5345.