Asia Society Texas Center

“Godzilla” Outdoor Film Party

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 – Friday, Aug. 3, 2018

08:00 PM – 10:30 PM


Celebrate the end of the summer with the granddaddy of all monster movies! This August, Asia Society Texas Center is screening the original, restored 1954 Japanese version of Godzilla (a.k.a. Gojira) outside on our Festival Lawn. A veritable monster mash, this event will also feature fun food, a "Best Godzilla Roaring" contest, and a Kaiju (Giant Monster Movie) trivia contest.

Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks to enjoy during the outdoor screening! Non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Guests are also welcome to bring their own beverages to this event. Food truck Spicy Dog'N Go will be on-site, offering their standard menu including the "Dogzilla" hot dog. In case of inclement weather, the film screening will move indoors to the Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center. The movie will have English-language subtitles.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP for planning purposes.



8:00 p.m. | Food truck service and contests
8:45 p.m. | Godzilla film screening

About the Film

Godzilla was made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. The titular monster is a rampaging, radioactive beast — the embodiment of an entire population's fears. It has become a beloved international icon of destruction and spawned almost 30 sequels.

Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang, Greater Houston Community Foundation, and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Generous funding also provided by the Friends of Asia Society Texas Center, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center.


  • Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Free Hours: Admission to the building and Grand Hall exhibition is free. Admission to the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery is free for Asia Society members; $8 for nonmembers.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri's museum café is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm


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