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Browning Cinema to present free summer film festival June 6-10

Author: Arts and Letters


The University of Notre Dame will host its second annual week of free films at the Browning Cinema in the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts from June 6 to 10 (Tuesday to Saturday).

All screenings are open to the public and there is no cost for admission, but tickets are required and may be reserved by contacting the ticket office at 574-631-2800 or visiting on the Web.

Films in this year’s festival, all of which were selected to showcase the sound and picture quality of the THX-certified Browning Cinema, are:

  • “The Godfather” – June 6 (Tuesday), 6:30 and 10p.m.
  • “Platoon” – June 7 (Wednesday), 6:30 and 10p.m.
  • “Unforgiven” – June 8 (Thursday), 6:30 and 10p.m.
  • “Chicago” – June 9 (Friday), 6:30 and 10p.m.
  • “West Side Story” – June 10 (Saturday), 3p.m.
  • “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” – June 10 (Saturday), 9p.m., outdoor screening on the DeBartolo Quad, located immediately north of the performing arts center (in the event of rain, the screening will take place inside the cinema)

Film director George Lucas developed the THX technology, which affects room acoustics, background noise, image quality and brightness, projection and sound systems. Approximately 4,000 cinemas are THX-certified worldwide. The Browning Cinema is the only THX-certified cinema in Indiana, and one of only six THX cinemas on a university campus.

Contact: Laura Moran, performing arts center, 574-631-2731,

Originally published by Julie Hail Flory at on May 31, 2006.