Stanford Live is Bringing Summer Fun with Social-distancing Outdoor Movie Nights

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Beginning April 29, Stanford Live will begin the series Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost. Every week films that have a connection with Stanford University will play at the outdoor Frost Amphitheater, following state social-distancing protocol.

Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights curates a selection based on actors that attended Stanford University and films located in Northern California. The movies range from children’s films such as Frozen 2 (connected through Sterling K. Brown who studied economics and then drama at Stanford) to Aliens (Sigourney Weaver class of ’72) to short films from Stanford University MFA students.

This series will be a return to live programming for Stanford Live after canceling all live events last March due to COVID-19. “We are so excited to start bringing people back into our spaces and think this movie series is a fun way to kick things off,” said Chris Lorway, Stanford Live’s executive director. “We know that creating a safe environment for these events is important to our audiences, so we’ve spent months developing our health and safety protocols and following the latest county and state guidelines.”

These safety protocols include limiting audience numbers in the Frost Amphitheater to 400 people, less than 5% of the total capacity. The seating will allow for social distancing from other groups and audiences will be required to wear face coverings during the events.

The full schedule of films can be viewed here.

Tickets cost $15 and will be available in groups of one, two, four and six. Tickets will go on sale to the public on April 9 and can be purchased here.