When officials from the Beloit International Film Festival announced that they would be offering outdoor movie screenings in addition to indoor screenings at the event last year, it appeared as if it was one of the first festivals of the year to do so, especially due to its location in the northern area of the U.S. Now that the summer months are arriving, more festivals are hopping on this trend, offering outdoor movies in addition to other events at film festivals, helping to attract more customers and provide a wider variety of entertainment.
One of these festivals is the Victoria TX Independent Film Festival, which will be showing more than 50 films at different venues in the town including a museum and Fine Arts Center from April 4 to 8. Other festival events will be live music, as well as outdoor movies.
The Nave Museum will be showing two outdoor movies on Friday and Saturday of this week, the Victoria Advocate said.
“I’m excited about the films showing at the Nave – ‘The Cardboard Bernini’ and ‘The Missing Pieces’ – because they both have a connection with art,” Nave Museum Executive Director Amy Leissner said to the news source. Leissner will also be a judge for the overall festival, for the second year. The movies will be screened on a wall of the museum.
To attend the events, tickets can be sold either individually or through all access passes.
With outdoor movies, festival organizers – both of the Victoria Film Festival and others – can use outdoor movies to offer attendees a different environment beyond the typical theater venue. Additionally, using outdoor movie screens can help festivals accommodate high numbers of audience members with large inflatable screens.