The outdoor amphitheater at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts was the scene for Brown’s inaugural outdoor movie night Wednesday, August 3. About 80 community members, including lots of little ones, spread blankets, chairs and picnic dinners on the stepped lawn for a free screening of Where the Wild Things Are, the 2009 adaptation of the classic children’s book by Maurice Sendak. An old-fashioned popcorn machine made for movie-appropriate snacking while attendees watched the film on a super-sized projector screen that hung on the front of the building. The forecasted rain shower? Never happened. The evening stayed cool and clear straight through the credits. See the movie night slideshow.

Best seats on the East Side: About 80 of the University’s neighbors spread out their picnic dinners and settled in for Brown’s inaugural movie night. On the big screen: Where the Wild Things Are.   Credit: Frank Mullin/Brown University
Best seats on the East Side About 80 of the University’s neighbors spread out their picnic dinners and settled in for Brown’s inaugural movie night. On the big screen: Where the Wild Things Are.   Credit: Frank Mullin/Brown University