Catch an outdoor, garden movie screening of Jane Austen’s Persuasion at Rienzi Reels

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Rienzi Reels | Photo courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Pack a picnic and enjoy the beautiful backdrop of Rienzi’s Camellia Garden at Rienzi Reels, an outdoor movie screening of Jane Austen’s Persuasion (1995) on Friday, June 9, 2017.

Rienzi Reels returns in June with a special screening under the stars, surrounded by Rienzi’s stunning gardens. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and picnic baskets, while refreshments will be available for purchase.

Before the film, everyone is welcome to stroll through Rienzi’s galleries and explore its collection of European decorative arts, paintings, furnishings, porcelain, and miniatures.

There will be opportunities to snap a picture in the carriage photo booth, and meet representatives from the Regency Society of Houston.

Space is very limited, so tickets should be purchased promptly by clicking here or calling 713-639-7800.

Outside alcohol, glass containers, tables, and chairs are not permitted. Refreshments, including drinks, will be available for purchase.


Official kicking off of the “Summer of Jane Austen,” the main event is a screening of the 1995 film directed by Roger Michell and based on Austen’s 1817 novel.

Seven years after Anne Elliot (Amanda Root) was persuaded to break her engagement to young seaman Frederick Wentworth (Ciarán Hinds), he returns. Will the romance be rekindled? Now a wealthy captain, he finds Anne’s family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant at the Elliot estate.

The “Summer of Jane Austen” is presented in partnership with MFAH Films, Brazos Bookstore, and Rice Cinema.

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Ciarán Hinds & Amanda Root in Persuasion (1995) | Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

About Rienzi

Rienzi, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) house museum for European decorative arts, is the former home of philanthropists Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III. Opened to the public in 1999, Rienzi houses a substantial collection of European decorative arts, paintings, furniture, metalwork, and an extensive holding of porcelain.

Rienzi’s house and garden welcome visitors each year for tours, family programs, lectures, concerts, and a variety of special events.

MFAH’s Rienzi Reels presents Persuasion 

Rienzi Reels in Rienzi’s Camellia Garden | Photo courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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