Summer Movie Series

Sound & Cinema returns to Long Center lawn with free movies and live music

Sound & Cinema returns to Long Center lawn with free movies and music

Sound & Cinema in Austin
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Live music and a classic flick — set against the backdrop of the Austin skyline — made the 2013 Sound & Cinema an instant favorite during its inaugural season. The series, co-produced by Do512 and the Alamo Drafthouse, and its giant inflatable screen rolls back onto the Long Center's lawn next week with a summer full of unique programming.

On Monday, Sound & Cinema released its sophomore lineup, once again featuring "classic" films and live (movie-appropriate) music from some of Austin's best bands. Taking place on alternating Wednesdays throughout the summer, Sound & Cinema kicks off on June 18 and continues through August 20. This year's first screening features one of the most classic comedies of all time: The Three Amigos. Before the movie, Austin-based outlaw country band Crooks will play a sunset concert. 

And as with any solid Austin event, there will be local fare on hand from favorites like Frank, The Peached Tortilla, Garbo's Maine Lobster, Whole Foods, Uncle Louie G's and Boomerang's. Featured cocktails and craft beer will also be available. The event, free and open to all ages, starts with food at 6 pm, followed by music at 7 pm and the screening at 8 pm. 

The full Sound & Cinema lineup is as follows: 

June 18: The Three Amigos with Crooks
July 2: Pee Wee's Big Adventure with The Urban Achievers Brass Band
July 16: E.T. with Henry & The Invisibles
July 30: The Pink Panther with The Jeff Lofton Quartet
August 13: Raiders of the Lost Ark with The Golden Dawn Arkestra
August 20: Close Encounters of the Third Kind with Octopus Project

For more information about Sound & Cinema, visit Do512.