The Academy Announces 2013 OscarsĀ® Outdoors Summer Lineup

Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado about Nothing” Launches the Season

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The 2013 Oscars Outdoors summer movie season kicks off with Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado about Nothing,” presented by KCRW’s “Matt’s Movies,” on Wednesday, June 5.  The movie stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz and Sean Maher, all of whom will join Whedon for a post-screening Q&A moderated by KCRW’s Matt Holzman.

Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Fellow Destin Cretton’s “Short Term 12” and festival favorite “Twenty Feet from Stardom” will have advance screenings in partnership with Rooftop Films Summer Series in New York City. Morgan Neville’s music documentary “Twenty Feet from Stardom” will also screen in Hollywood at Oscars Outdoors. The film opens June 14.

The Oscars Outdoors summer lineup, which runs through August 24, will also include such classics as “Big,” “Rushmore” and “Cinema Paradiso.” Screenings will take place at the Academy’s open-air theater in Hollywood.

“After a successful launch last summer, we continue to strive to be the gold standard of outdoor movie events,” said Randy Haberkamp, the Academy’s managing director of programming, education and preservation.  “Special guests and surprises will make each evening memorable and fun for the audience.”

The 2013 Oscars Outdoors schedule is as follows:


Wednesday, June 5   KCRW's "Matt's Movies": MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (2013)
Post-screening Q&A: Joss Whedon, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Sean Maher
Thursday, June 6   TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM (2013)
Q&A with director and cast
Saturday, June 8   Rooftop Films Summer Series in New York City
Friday, June 14   NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION (1983)
Saturday, June 15   PETER PAN (1953)
Friday, June 21   L.A. STORY (1991)
Saturday, June 22   BEETLEJUICE (1988)
Friday, June 28   WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (1962)
Saturday, June 29   GROUNDHOG DAY (1993)


Friday, July 12   CLUELESS (1995)
Saturday, July 13   KING KONG (1933)
Friday, July 19   POINT BREAK (1991)
Saturday, July 20  

BIG (1988)
Featuring Zoltar and giant keyboard

Saturday, July 20   SHORT TERM 12 (2013)
Rooftop Films Summer Series in New York City
Friday, July 26   BLAZING SADDLES (1974)
Sunday, July 28  

KCRW Summer Nights: STYLE WARS (1983)
Featuring KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez


Friday, August 2   AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
Featuring classic cars
Saturday, August 3   GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953)
Friday, August 9   SAFETY LAST (1923)
Saturday, August 10   MONSOON WEDDING (2001)
Friday, August 16   BORN IN EAST L.A. (1987)
Saturday, August 17   RUSHMORE (1998)
Friday, August 23   GREASE (1978)
Saturday, August 24   CINEMA PARADISO (1988)

Tickets will be available starting Wednesday, May 22, at  Tickets to each Oscars Outdoors screening are $5 for the public; free for children 10 years and younger; and $3 for Academy members and students with ID.  Seating is unreserved.  Gates will open at 6:30 p.m.  Screenings begin at sunset.  Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and warm clothing.  Picnic baskets, beer and wine are permitted.  Popular food trucks will be on site during each screening.

The Academy Hollywood campus is located at 1341 Vine Street in Hollywood (between De Longpre Avenue and Fountain Avenue, and between Vine Street and Ivar Avenue).  It is accessible via the Metro Red Line train and the Metro Local 210 bus.  Free parking is located behind the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study.  Enter from Homewood Avenue off Vine Street, one block north of Fountain Avenue.  The lot opens 90 minutes prior to the event and closes 30 minutes afterwards. 

For additional information, visit or call (310) 247-3600.  For tickets to NYC’s Rooftop Films Summer Series, visit

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