Film fest fans out to 5 new movie venues
THE PLACE: The Nave Museum
THE SETUP: For two nights, The Nave will screen films on the building's exterior wall under a canopy of trees and on a bed of grass. Special Note: Bring chairs and blankets to watch the movies. It is first come, first served, so get there early to stake your territory on the grassy knoll.
THE PLACE: Leo J. Welder Center
THE SETUP: A returning venue to the VTXIFF, the Welder Center will set up a 30-foot-wide screen to project films onto during all four days. There are 476 seats available, and all shows will be general admission, so show up early for prime seating.
THE PLACE: VISD Fine Arts Center
THE SETUP: Victoria's premiere performance center is equipped with a 25-foot-by-14-foot screen that will drop down from above the stage for the film screenings. There are 700 floor seats with more room in the balcony if seats fill up.
THE PLACE: Golden Gecko
THE SETUP:The opera stage on the second floor will transform into a film-viewing room using a projector and a 12-by-14-foot screen. There will be tables and chairs set out for a relaxing setting. The Golden Gecko will also host a few after-parties and bands during the film festival.
THE PLACE: Cinema Under the Stars
THE SETUP: Movies will be projected onto the wall of the Junior League in between the empty space next to the Children's Discovery Museum. Movie-goers can bring chairs and blankets to the space to enjoy the films but can also listen to music and see murals by Stohead and the Antagonist Movement.