Outdoor Film at the Modern - Little Shop of Horrors

  • Friday July 05, 2019 6:00 PM

Bring a blanket, relax by the Modern's reflecting pond, and celebrate summer with an outdoor screening of the cult classic starring a giant singing plant from outer space, Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors, (1986) directed by Frank Oz

Director's Cut

This 1986 American rock musical comedy horror film was directed by Frank Oz (of Muppets fame), with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman. 

We'll be screening the director's cut version with the original ending--prepare yourselves! Channel your inner nerd and dress as a dastardly dentist or dust off your favorite '80s outfit. Costumes are welcome!


6 pm - Doors open to the Café Modern Terrace and Lawn, with a DJ and concessions for purchase. Delicious picnic baskets are available with advance reservations.

8:45 pm - Screening of Little Shop of Horrors outside by the Modern's reflecting pond.

Arrive early for First Friday at the Modern, beginning at 5 pm in the Grand Lobby, featuring a DJ and cash bar. Museum galleries are free and open until 8 pm.

Tickets go on sale May 31, online or at the Modern's admission desk during museum hours.

Advance purchase, by July 4*:

$10/$8 for Modern members/$7 for Reel People members/$5 for children under 12

Day of event purchase:

$15/$12 for Modern members/$10 for Reel People members/$5 for children under 12


Please no personal coolers, drinks, food, lawn chairs, or pets.


Picnic Basket for Two from Café Modern
Picnic baskets are available from Café Modern for $45 plus tax, $40 plus tax for members. Reservations must be made in advance, before June 28. Beginning May 31, reservations can be made online** or at the Modern's admission desk during museum hours.*


Picnic Basket for Two ($45/$40 for Modern member)

Assorted Charcuterie and Cheese with Cornichons and Sweety Drops

Mediterranean Trio with Hummus, Roasted Pepper and Walnut Muhamara, and Tabbouleh Salad, garnished with Marinated Olives, Feta, and Tomatoes

French Baguette



*In case of inclement weather, the film will be cancelled. The DJ and festivities will be moved to the Grand Lobby. Reserved picnic baskets will be available for pick-up at Café Modern to be enjoyed indoors at the museum or taken home. No refunds.

**Transaction fee applies to online sales