Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Safari #73: Movie Night at the ICA

If you've already been to Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art on Thursday nights, pat yourself on the back.  For your next visit, try heading there on a Friday night to experience Movie Night.

Yes, the ICA shows movies too.

Every now and then, First Friday at the ICA turns into Movie Night, where independent films are played in the museum theater with drinks and treats on the first floor.  This past Movie Night featured the 2013 Oscar Animated Shorts, which were in short (hee hee), awesome.

A red carpet and photo booth were on hand to chronicle the event along with live music to keep the place hopping.  Popcorn and movie-themed flatbreads were available to nosh, and Harpoon IPA graciously offered free pours.

My Tips
  • Get Your Tickets Early.  This is a popular event. Be prepared and buy your tickets early. You can pick them up at Will Call. More information on tickets is available via the website.
  • Food. Treats are only allowed on the ground floor of the museum. Even though you can't eat while watching the film, nosh first, head upstairs and then head back down to enjoy some more. Pace yourself, and you'll have a great time.