Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Virtual Cinema “Rififi” and “Lucky Grandma”

Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2020 – Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2020

Virtual Cinema

Immerse yourself in two brilliantly different takes on the cinematic heist: a timeless classic and a breakout debut.

► Rififi

“The best film noir I have ever seen.” —François Truffaut

Adapted from a French novel, the 1955 crime drama Rififi follows jewel thief Tony le Stéphanois (Jean Servais). Fresh out of prison and eager to settle the score, he assembles a group of ex-cons to carry out the elaborate robbery of a Paris jewelry store. Director Jules Dassin’s meticulous depiction of the “perfect” robbery earned him the Best Director prize at Cannes and transformed the heist-thriller genre for generations to come.

• Rififi WATCH HERE (June 24–30) Your purchase ($6.99) supports the MFAH and offers access to the film for three days. See the Trailer 


► Lucky Grandma

“A heist movie like this shouldn’t exist. But thank God it does.” —VICE

A film unlike any other, the new movie Lucky Grandma shines the spotlight on 86-year-old leading lady Tsai Chin—the unforgettable star of The Joy Luck Club and a former Bond Girl (You Only Live Twice and Casino Royale). Chin is cast as the ornery, newly widowed, chain-smoking Grandma Wong, who heads to the casino after being promised luck by a fortune teller but soon lands at the center of a local gang war. Lucky Grandma marks the debut feature of Sasie Sealy, who was able to make the film thanks to a grant program for underrepresented filmmakers through the Tribeca Film Institute.

• Lucky Grandma WATCH HERE (June 24–30) Your purchase ($12) supports the MFAH and offers access to the film for five days. See the Trailer



  • Wednesday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sunday , 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Monday (Except selected holidays) | Closed.
    • Tuesday | Closed.
    • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day | Closed.
  • General Admissions

    • MFAH Members FREE
    • Adults $19
    • Seniors (65+ with ID) $16
    • Military (with ID) Free
    • College Students (19+ with ID) $12
    • Youth (13–18) $12
    • Children (12 & younger) FREE
    • Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
    *The Museum provides free admission to active members of the U.S. military and reserves with valid ID, as well as to military families with dependent cards. Available in person at any admissions desk.  General admission to the Museum is free on Thursdays, courtesy of Shell Oil Company.     Health & Safety Protocols: Before you arrive - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is a private institution devoted to public service. We require health & safety protocols, which apply to the main campus, Rienzi, and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Please visit https://www.mfah.org/visit/tips-for-visiting to review our campus protocols.

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.

    Three 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.
    • 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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