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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Near Dark

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 – Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

07:00 PM – 08:35 PM
US/Central

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This film contains violence. Viewer discretion is advised. 

Celebrate Halloween with one of the first feature films directed by the only woman to win an Academy Award for best director: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker). Near Dark is her ghastly humorous vampire Western. Adrian Pasdar stars as a farm boy who is kidnapped by a band of traveling vampires after he is “turned” by a beautiful drifter. The late Bill Paxton is memorable—as always—as a howling, leather-clad badass who prefers less-hirsute victims when hunting small-town bars.

“Kathryn Bigelow's solo directorial debut is still the best horror/Western hybrid ever made.” —Birth. Movies. Death.

“High-powered but pared down, slick but spare, this is a tale that introduces the unearthly into the banality of rural American existence.” —Variety

“One of the best vampire movies ever made.” —Radio Times

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • General Admission

    • MFAH Members FREE
    • Adults $15
    • Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
    • Military (with ID) $10
    • College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
    • Youth (13–18) $7.50
    • Children (12 & younger) FREE
    • Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
    On Thursday, general admission is free for everyone.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.

    Two Parking Garages        

    Parking Garage Hours

    Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Parking Garage Fees

    • Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
    • The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    • For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
    Recommendation for guests with limited mobility: Use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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