May 12, 2015

For Immediate Release

Fort Worth, TX



Kendal Smith Lake

Manager of Communications



Tina Gorski

Auditorium Programs




Red, White, and Blues at the Modern

Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Film Cult Classic

The Blues Brothers


Friday, July 3; 7:30 pm


Bring a blanket and let's celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Film Cult Classic

The Blues Brothers. Join us for an outdoor screening by the Modern's reflecting pond.


7:30 pm - Doors open to the lawn

Café Modern Terrace and Lawn: DJ spinning Blues classics and concessions for purchase (beer, wine, soft drinks, hot dogs, and nachos). Delicious picnic baskets are available with advance reservations.


8:45 pm - Screening of the Film Cult Classic The Blues Brothers 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 spinning Blues classics, and cash bar. Red, White, and Blues tickets include Museum gallery admission. Galleries are open until 8 pm.


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


Tickets for outdoor event (includes gallery admission)*:


Advance purchase before July 3

$10/$8 for Modern members/$7 for Reel People


Day of event purchase

$15/$12 for Modern members/$10 for Reel People


For advance purchase of tickets and/or picnic baskets, go to or call 817.738.9215*.



Picnic baskets available from Café Modern for $45 plus tax, $40 plus tax for members; reservations must be made in advance, before June 23, at or call 817.738.9215 during museum hours*.


Picnic Basket for Two from Café Modern includes:

Assorted Cheeses and Fruits

Antipasto Box with Assorted Sliced Meats, Grilled Vegetables, and Olives

Chardonnay-Pecan Chicken Salad

Summer Potato Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, and Herb Vinaigrette

Italian Pasta Salad

Crusty Baguette


Bottled Water




Elwood Blues: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.

Jake Blues: Hit it!


Sporting cool shades and look-alike suits, Jake (John Belushi) and Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) are dispatched on a "mission from God" by their former teacher Sister Mary Stigmata to raise $5,000 to save an orphanage. In the course of their zany adventures, the Blues Brothers run afoul of neo-Nazi Henry Gibson, perform the theme from Rawhide before the most unruly bar crowd in written history, find their old friends in unlikely places (like a restaurant run by Aretha Franklin, a music shop run by Ray Charles, and a gospel church run by James Brown), and lay waste to hundreds of cars on the streets and freeways of Chicago.


"What's a little startling about this movie is that all of this works. The Blues Brothers cost untold millions of dollars and kept threatening to grow completely out of control. But director John Landis 

(of Animal House) has somehow pulled it together, with a good deal of help from the strongly defined personalities of the title characters. Belushi and Aykroyd come over as hard-boiled city guys, total cynics with a world-view of sublime simplicity, and that all fits perfectly with the movie's other parts. There's even room, in the midst of the carnage and mayhem, for a surprising amount of grace, humor, and whimsy." -Roger Ebert  




*In case of inclement weather, the outdoor film will be cancelled. The DJ and festivities will be moved to the Museum lobby. Pre-purchased tickets will be honored as free museum admission that evening. Reserved picnic baskets will be available for pick up at Café Modern to be enjoyed indoors at the Museum or taken home . No refunds.




Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

3200 Darnell Street

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Telephone 817.738.9215

Toll-Free 1.866.824.5566

Fax 817.735.1161


Museum Gallery Hours

Tue 10 am-7 pm (Sep-Nov, Jun, Jul, Feb-Apr)

Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm

Fri 10 am-8 pm



Tue-Fri 11 am-2:30 pm


Sat-Sun10 am-3 pm


Fri 5-8:30 pm

Coffee, snacks, and dessert

10 am-4:30 pm


The Museum is closed Monday and holidays including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.


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