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35. Watch A Movie Outside


Like cinema under the stars? We’ve got you covered. - COURTESY
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  • Like cinema under the stars? We’ve got you covered.

Rick and Angela Martinez's Slab Cinema has been "building community through outdoor movie events" since its screening of Bucket of Blood in 2004. The 1959 horror comedy was projected onto a concrete slab outside La Tuna ice house and viewers had to sit within a few feet of the Martinez's borrowed projector to hear the sounds of the film. Slab Cinema has come a long way since then — the Martinez's now have several inflatable screens and high-quality sound and projection equipment at their disposal. Movie buffs looking for an ideal (and free) date night can find the duo periodically at a number of outdoor locations around the city, including the San Antonio Botanical Garden, the lawn at San Antonio Museum of Art, Travis Park and the former Mission Drive-In, now known as Mission Marquee Plaza. Visit slabcinema.com for details about upcoming screenings.

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