Cinema Under the Stars

Summer in Ithaca means warm breezes, plenty of porch sitting, and Cornell Cinema’s Willard Straight Terrace screenings.

With the stars twinkling overhead, as well as shining on the silver screen, Cornell Cinema’s outdoor screenings—now in their 19th year–are a standard of the season, and an ideal combination of the artistic and natural worlds. Viewing classic images flickering on the screen hung alongside the fabulous Memorial Room windows while enjoying the glorious Ithaca summer weather is a memorable experience, not to be missed.

This year we offer three golden age Hollywood classics in June and July. Each event will begin at 8:15pm, when you’re welcome to join us on the terrace to listen to music and watch the sunset over Cayuga Lake from one of Cornell’s loveliest locations. We’ll offer a cash bar and complimentary snacks to enjoy both before and during the screenings, which will begin around 9:30pm, after sunset.

Tickets are $13 general / $11 students & seniors and are available online at now. These tickets will be held at the “will call” table for pickup the night of the show. Any tickets unclaimed by 9:15pm may be resold. Credit cards cannot be used at the door. Terrace shows typically sell-out in advance, so patrons are encouraged to plan accordingly! Added enticement: drawings for three pairs of Cornell Cinema guest passes will be held at each of the four shows. For more information call (607) 255-3522.

In the event of rain, screening will be held in the Willard Straight Theatre.

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