MFA Film is thrilled to present Sunset Cinema, an open-air theater with free monthly film screenings on the Museum’s Huntington Avenue lawn. In July, kick off the Boston French Film Festival with the razor-sharp comedy Divorce, French Style; in August, Paul Newman stars in the classic prison drama Cool Hand Luke, part of the series Feed Your Head: Films from 1967; and in September, we’re teaming up with the Roxbury International Film Festival to present the groundbreaking horror flick Get Out.

Lawn games and food are available starting at 6 pm; music and art-making activities begin at 6:30. All films start at sundown, just after 8 pm. No ticket is required. We suggest bringing a blanket or low chair (maximum 3 feet high), a picnic supper, and nonalcoholic beverages to enjoy during the film. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase.



In This Series

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Opening Night: Divorce French Style (Cancelled)
July 13, 2017
6:30 pm10:00 pm

This event is over.

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Cool Hand Luke
August 17, 2017
6:30 pm10:15 pm

This event is over.

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Get Out
September 14, 2017
6:00 pm10:00 pm

Directed by Jordan Peele (USA, 2017, 104 min.).


All screenings are wheelchair accessible and include English captions or subtitles. For more information, call 617-267-9300, or e-mail

Event Policies

Films are held outdoors on the Huntington Avenue Lawn, weather permitting. The weather decision is made on the day of the film.

All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff. Large bags, coolers, and tall chairs are not permitted.


The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is funded by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation.

Sunset Cinema is supported by the Carlotte and Samuel Berk Fund.