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($10 general/$9 students & seniors/$8 Arts Council members).

Screenings begin: 7 p.m.

Doors, Box Office, and Bama Bar open: 1 hour prior to screening

Season pass punch card tickets: $70 (pick 10 films in any series you want to attend! For sale at the box office prior to each film.)

Bama Art House is presented by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa.

JUNE 11, 2024

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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Synopsis: Young Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto are swept away by a tornado from their Kansas farm to the magical Land of Oz, and embark on a quest with three new friends to see the Wizard, who can return her to her home and fulfill the others’ wishes.

Rated G | 1h 42min | Adventure / Family / Fantasy
Written by: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf
Directed by: Victor Fleming, King Vidor(uncredited)
Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley Grapewin, Clara Blandick, Terry (Toto)

Academy Awards:
1940 Oscar Nominee for Best Picture, Best Art Direction, Best Effects/Special Effects
1940 Oscar Winner for Best Music, Original Song; Best Music, Original Score

JUNE 18, 2024

Top Gun (1986)

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Synopsis: Devil-may-care navy pilot Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is sent to Miramar Naval Air Station for advanced training. Here he vies with Tom Kasansky (Val Kilmer) for the coveted “Top Gun” award. When not so occupied, Mitchell carries on a romance with civilian consultant Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). Shaken up by the death of a friend, Mitchell loses the Top Gun honor to Kasansky. Worried that he may have lost his nerve, Mitchell is given a chance to redeem himself during a tense international crisis involving a crippled US vessel and a flock of predatory enemy planes.

Rated PG | 1h 49min | Action / Drama
Written by: Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr., Ehud Yonay
Directed by: Tony Scott
Stars: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt

Academy Awards:
1987 Oscar Nominee for Best Sound, Editing, Effects/Sound Effects Editing
1940 Oscar Winner for Best Song
Golden Globes:
1987 Nominee for Best Original Score
1987 Winner for Best Original Song

JUNE 25, 2024

Dirty Dancing (1987)

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Synopsis: Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Rated PG-13 | 1h 40min | Drama / Music / Romance
Written by: Eleanor Bergstein
Directed by: Emile Ardolino
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

Academy Awards:
1988 Oscar Winner for Best Music/Original Song
Golden Globes:
1988 Winner for Best Original Song
1988 Nominee for Best Motion Picture
1988 Nominee for Best Actress Comedy or Musical (Jennifer Grey)
1988 Nominee for Best Actor Comedy or Musical (Patrick Swayze)

JULY 2, 2024

Independence Day (1996)

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Synopsis: The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind’s best weapon is the will to survive

Rated PG-13 | 2h 25min | Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Written by: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch

Academy Awards:
1997 Oscar Winner for Best Effects, Visual Effects
1997 Nominee for Best Sound

JULY 9, 2024

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

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Synopsis: When a cartoon rabbit is accused of murder, he enlists the help of a burnt-out private investigator to prove his innocence.

Rated PG | 1h 44min | Animation / Adventure / Comedy
Written by: Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman, Gary K. Wolf
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer Awards:
1989 Oscar Winner for Best Film Editing
1989 Oscar Winner for Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing
1989 Oscar Nominee for Best Cinematography
1989 Oscar Nominee for Best Art/Set Decoration
1989 Oscar Nominee for Best Sound

JULY 16, 2024

Jurassic Park (1993)

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Synopsis: Huge advancements in scientific technology have enabled a mogul to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go according to plan? A park employee attempts to steal dinosaur embryos, critical security systems are shut down and it now becomes a race for survival with dinosaurs roaming freely over the island.

Rated PG-13 | 2h 7min | Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Written by: Michael Crichton, David Koepp
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

1994 Oscar Winner for Best Sound, Best Sound Effects/Editing, Best Effects/Visual Effects
1994 Grammy Nominee for Best Motion Picture Instrumental Composition (John Williams)