Film and Television

  • movie night

    Members' Movie Night: Rango (2011)

    Saturday, April 1, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

    Arrive early for refreshments, games, and an introduction by Josh Garrett-Davis, Gamble Assistant Curator of Western History, Popular Culture, and Firearms.

  • Smoky (1946)

    What Is a Western? Film Series: Smoky (1946)

    Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

    Beautifully filmed in Technicolor in Zion National Park and various Western U.S. locations, Smoky is a well told contemporary story of a man and his love for a horse. 

  • Mule Train

    Mule Train (1950) and Blue Canadian Rockies (1952)

    Saturday, April 22, 2017, Noon

    Every other month, two Gene Autry films are screened in the Imagination Gallery’s Western Legacy Theater. April’s Gene Autry Double Feature theme is “Pat Buttram”
  • Wagon Master (1950)

    What Is a Western? Film Series: Wagon Master (1950)

    Saturday, May 13, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

    The first motion picture filmed in the Moab, Utah area, the film’s focus on people versus the land brings to the fore both the flinty nature of the people and the slickrock landscape.

  • Pulp Fiction (1994) on the Autry Lawn

    Saturday, May 27, 2017, 5:30–11:00 p.m.

    During select Saturday nights, bring a picnic blanket and head over to the Autry Lawn to watch classic movies projected in HD onto the largest outdoor movie screen on the West Coast. Some of the city’s tastiest food trucks and...
  • The Princess Bride (1987) on the Autry Lawn

    Saturday, June 10, 2017, 5:30–11:00 p.m.

    During select Saturday nights, bring a picnic blanket and head over to the Autry Lawn to watch classic movies projected in HD onto the largest outdoor movie screen on the West Coast. Some of the city’s tastiest food trucks and...
  • Westward the Women (1951)

    What Is a Western? Film Series: Westward the Women (1951)

    Saturday, June 17, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

    Originally a Frank Capra project, director William A. Wellman gave this story, about mail-order brides making the trek from Missouri to California, the tough, gritty—even tragic—realism that the subject matter demanded.

  • Top Gun (1986) on the Autry Lawn

    Saturday, July 1, 2017, 5:30–11:00 p.m.

    During select Saturday nights, bring a picnic blanket and head over to the Autry Lawn to watch classic movies projected in HD onto the largest outdoor movie screen on the West Coast. Some of the city’s tastiest food trucks and...
  • The Sandlot (1993) on the Autry Lawn

    Saturday, July 15, 2017, 5:30–11:00 p.m.

    During select Saturday nights, bring a picnic blanket and head over to the Autry Lawn to watch classic movies projected in HD onto the largest outdoor movie screen on the West Coast. Some of the city’s tastiest food trucks and...
  • Young Frankenstein (1974) on the Autry Lawn

    Saturday, July 29, 2017, 5:30–11:00 p.m.

    During select Saturday nights, bring a picnic blanket and head over to the Autry Lawn to watch classic movies projected in HD onto the largest outdoor movie screen on the West Coast. Some of the city’s tastiest food trucks and...
  • When Harry Met Sally (1989) on the Autry Lawn

    Saturday, August 12, 2017, 5:30–11:00 p.m.

    During select Saturday nights, bring a picnic blanket and head over to the Autry Lawn to watch classic movies projected in HD onto the largest outdoor movie screen on the West Coast. Some of the city’s tastiest food trucks and...
  • Goodfellas (1990) on the Autry Lawn

    Saturday, September 2, 2017, 5:30–11:00 p.m.

    During select Saturday nights, bring a picnic blanket and head over to the Autry Lawn to watch classic movies projected in HD onto the largest outdoor movie screen on the West Coast. Some of the city’s tastiest food trucks and...
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

    What Is a Western? Film Series: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

    Saturday, September 16, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

    A group of American men venture into Mexico’s Sierra Madre in search of a rich lode of gold ore, in one of the first U.S. movies filmed on location outside the United States.

  • There Will be Blood (2007)

    What Is a Western? Film Series: There Will Be Blood (2007)

    Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

    The promises and challenges of liquid gold strain the bonds of family and character.

  • Giant (1956)

    What Is a Western? Film Series: Giant (1956)

    Saturday, November 18, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

    This Texas epic follows a powerful ranching family headed by Bick Benedict and Leslie Lynnton, as they move from a time of agriculture to the era of big oil. 

  • What Is a Western? Film Series Fan Favorite

    Saturday, December 16, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

    Each time you buy a ticket online or attend a screening in the What is a Western? Film Series, fill in a ballot and select your favorite film to screen in December.