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Watch Raiders of the Lost Ark while Houston Symphony Performs Score at Pavilion August 29

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – On Thursday, August 29, all are welcome to attend a screening of Steven Spielberg’s very own Raiders of the Lost Ark at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The Houston Symphony will be performing the movie’s suspenseful score live, as the action of Indiana Jones unfolds on the venue’s big screens. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free. Reserved orchestra seating tickets are $20. Gates open at 7:00 p.m. for the 8:00 p.m. performance sponsored by Anadarko.

One of the highest grossing action adventure films, included in the U.S. Library of Congress’ National Film Registry as “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant,” Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert is an unforgettable film with live orchestra experience. Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, Raiders of the Lost Ark is always one for edge-of-your-seat suspense, and forever changed the movie industry. Audiences will have the chance to experience the power of a live symphony orchestra performing the entire score in sync with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time. For more information, and to obtain reserved seats, click here.

Pre-performance activities will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the North Plaza and include assembling a paper straw snake at The Pavilion Partners arts & crafts booth, making music at the Instrument Petting Zoo and sponsor activations by Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse, Fidelity Investments, Tommy Bahama, Texas Children’s Hospital—The Woodlands, Code Ninjas, Woodforest National Bank and Renewal by Andersen.




Families are also encouraged to enhance their child’s performing arts experience with Mini Maestros, a free and exciting program that makes the arts both fun, accessible and interactive for kids of all ages. By signing up for Mini Maestros, children will receive: a special membership lanyard and badge, free reserved seating at all performing arts events, early entry for Hocus Pocus Pops, a free ticket to Children’s Festival and other great perks throughout the season. Families can register their children at any of The Pavilion’s performing arts events this season at a special booth located in the North Plaza or online at

Guests are welcome to bring a picnic from home or their favorite restaurant to enjoy in their seat or on the lawn. Keep in mind however, that beverages are not allowed to be brought into The Pavilion and picnics must comply with The Pavilion’s bag size restriction and/or be in original packaging. Examples include pizza within a pizza box or chips in original sealed packaging. Please visit The Pavilion’s website at for more information on these restrictions. For those wanting to sit on the hill, lawn chairs also are provided free for this event.




Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $10 per vehicle for this and most performing arts events. Tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at Ticketmaster and The Pavilion Box Office. Guests also may park in any of the free parking lots off Timberloch Drive on the southwest side of The Pavilion.

Opened in 1990, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is part of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides diverse, high-quality performing arts events for the entertainment and enrichment of a broad regional audience. Through numerous educational and community outreach programs, The Pavilion is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions. If you would like more information about The Pavilion, please visit