Head to the N.C. Museum of Art for Outdoor Movies

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The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh will screen family-friendly movies as part of the Museum Park 2011 Summer Series.

How to Train Your Dragon (2010), PG, will be shown Saturday, July 23, at 9 p.m. Kids will have the opportunity to participate and win prizes during special activities that will take place before the movie.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), PG-13, will be shown Friday, July 29, at 9 p.m. The movie tells the story of Scott Pilgrim, who must encounter and defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes before winning her heart. Scott’s only tools are his video games, rock ‘n’ roll and martial arts movies.

Tickets are $4 for general admission, and free to NCMA members and children 6 and younger.

Families can also take advantage of one of the music/movie combos offered by the museum. The screening of True Gift (2010), PG-13, will follow country singer-songwriter Iris DeMent’s performance Saturday, July 16, at 7 p.m. DeMent recorded four duets with country man John Prine in 1999, for which she earned a Grammy nod the following year. Tickets for this combo event are $9-$25.

All concerts and movies take place at the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Theater in the Museum Park. Visitors are allowed to take their own picnics, and are also welcome to enjoy food service from the museum’s restaurant, which provides a full menu during concerts and snacks during movies. Film concessions offer assorted candy, popcorn, sodas, beer, wine and bottled water.

The food and beverage policy includes the following restrictions: only sealed beverage containers are permitted, all beverage containers must be sealed with the manufacturer’s seal and no glass containers are permitted. Containers such as plastic pitchers, drink coolers, water bottles or filled cups are not permitted. Parents may bring baby bottles or sippy cups for young children. Visitors may not bring alcoholic beverages of any type into the Museum Park.

The NCMA is located at 2110 Blue Ridge Rd. in Raleigh. For more information, visit www.ncartmuseum.org/calendar/type/summer_movies.

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