I have to confess that I tend to forget just how many cool events are made available to us courtesy of the Imperial Calcasieu Museum. Not only can you see some great art by local artists, but there are plenty of historical artifacts and exhibits to please anyone who wants to know more about this area.

So many people complain about this area saying that there are just not enough cultural events, but if you check their usual itinerary, you'll find that there are great events going on at the museum all the time. Your best bet for keeping up is to become a member of the Museum.

With that thought in mind, the Imperial  Calcasieu has announced its summer film series. This year they are offering an excellent selection of films, but seeing movies at the museum is much more than just sitting down and watching a movie. Each movie will also feature a lecture and discussion as well as Q&A about the movies.

Admission for museum members is free, but the cost is only $5 of you're not a member. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Here's one of the best parts; popcorn and refreshments are free.

Here's the schedule for Movies at the Museum:

Date Film Presenter Rating Runtime
July 6th Becket Reed Mendelson PG 2 hours 28 mins
July 13th The Best Offer  Devin Morgan R   2 hours 11 mins
July 20th Best in Show Craig Doland PG 13 1 hour 30 mins
July 27th Stray Dog Greg Stratton Not Rated 2 hours 2 mins
August 3rd The Lion in Winter Reed Mendelson PG 13   2 hours 18 mins
August 10th South Pacific Bill Shearman Not Rated 2 hours 40 mins