Nordics in Hollywood outdoor film series returns this summer

The outdoor film series at the National Nordic Museum is returning this summer with the first film set to screen on Thursday, May 25.

The film series is called “Nordics in Hollywood” and features contributions of Nordic and Nordic American actors and directors to American cinema.

All films are free and open to the public, however, registration is encouraged. The films are screened behind the museum in the parking lot; attendees should bring folding chairs or blankets to sit on while watching the movie. They’ll have popcorn and food trucks on-site for each film.

The first film will be Notorious, a romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock about a government agent investigating a gang of suspected Nazis in Brazil.

Food truck Manic Meatballs will be at the museum for the screening of Notorious. The film will start at sunset, or about 8:30 p.m. They’ll admit seating starting at 7:30 p.m. and will have a trivia game going until the movie starts. If it’s raining, they’ll screen the movie in the Osberg Great Hall inside the museum.

Here’s the summer schedule for the film series:

  • May 25: Notorious (1946); Food: Manic Meatballs and Pop’s Popcorn  (Register here)
  • June 16: Bye Bye Birdie (1963); Food: truck TBA and Pop’s Popcorn  (Register here)
  • July 20: Mamma Mia! (2008)
  • August 25: Knives Out (2019)

Photo: National Nordic Museum