Catch a thief at Rienzi Reels’ outdoor, garden screening of The Thomas Crown Affair this Friday

Photo courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Catch Rienzi Reels‘ outdoor movie screening of The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) amid the beautiful backdrop of Rienzi’s Camellia Garden on Friday, May 11, 2018.

Rienzi Reels returns in June with a special screening under the stars, surrounded by Rienzi’s stunning gardens. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, plus 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.

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.

This screening was rescheduled from its original date of Friday, April 13, 2018.

Faye Dunaway and Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair | Film still courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Thomas Crown Affair

In the classic drama and thriller, the bored and debonair millionaire Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) concocts and executes a brilliant scheme to rob a bank without having to do any of the work himself.

When Vicki Anderson (Faye Dunaway), an investigator for the bank’s insurance company, takes an interest in Crown, the two begin a complicated cat-and-mouse game with a romantic undertone. In an attempt to decipher Anderson’s agenda, Crown devises another robbery like his first, wondering if he can get away with the same crime twice.


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

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 The Thomas Crown Affair

Steve McQueen at Thomas Crown in The Thomas Crown Affair | Film still courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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