Grand Teton Music Festival Announces Movies on the Mountain

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING 

 The Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) is excited to announce Movies on the Mountain – a free, weekly event Mondays at 7PM in Walk Festival Hall.

The selected films are celestial and fun – celebrating the 2017 Festival theme “See the Stars in Jackson Hole.” From a lonely computer-animated robot to the original Marty McFly, from E.T. eating Reese’s Pieces to the latest search for a missing Luke Skywalker; icons of the otherworldly and outer space will be screened for free in Walk Festival Hall. To complete the ‘theater’ experience, the GTMF concessions counter will offer artisanal popcorn from Jackson Hole POP, candy boxes, soda, beer and even wine!

Beginning on Monday July 10, join us for the 1980s family classic: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. In this beloved Steven Spielberg film, brother and sister Elliot and Gertie assist a gentle alien stranded on Earth.

After E.T., meet WALL•E. Playing July 17, WALL•E is the heartwarming story of the last robot on earth charged with sifting through humanity’s refuse. After 700 years of isolation, WALLE meets robot EVE and the two embark on a quest to restore planet Earth.

On July 24, John Candy, Rick Moranis, and Bill Pullman star in Mel Brooks’ campy Star Wars spoof Spaceballs. Set in a distant galaxy, captain Lone Starr and his half-man, half-dog sidekick Barf fight to save Princess Vespa and her resource-rich planet Druidia.

July 31st features the classic Back to the Future. After an experiment with Doc Brown goes awry, Marty McFly travels back in time and must find his way…Back to the Future! His journey gets complicated when he awkwardly meets his parents as peers.

On August 7, it’s 1970, in Houston, and we have a problem. NASA must act quickly to save Apollo 13 en route to the moon by solving engineering challenges from 200,000 miles away in this 1995 film based on a true story.

August 14th completes the first Movies in the Mountains series with a modern twist: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. To combat new evils and save the New Republic, the resistance must team-up with some unlikely heroes. This rollicking sequel to the Star Wars trilogy takes place thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire.

The Grand Teton Music Festival begins Monday July 3rd and concludes with a special eclipse-eve performance on Sunday, August 20. Free Family Concerts and Movies on the Mountain are part of the Festival’s Community Concert Series, inspiring the next generation of music lovers. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the GTMF ticket line at 307.733.1128.

About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 82 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. In total, the Festival presents 60 events during its summer season. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in January, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest presenter of performing arts events in Jackson Hole, presenting nearly 100 events annually.

For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.

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