Museum hours: Closed For Renovations

Wheels & Reels Summer Movie Nights at The Petersen

July 24, 2013

Enjoy a Movie and a $1 Milkshake at the Wheels and Reels movie night at the Petersen!

Movie: Grand Prix (1966)

Showtime: 7:00pm



Synopsis:There's a few million dollars' worth of star power in the lavish race-car melodrama Grand Prix. Among the participants in this annual cross-continent competition are characters played by James Garner, Yves Montand, Brian Bedford, and Antonio Sabato. Interested parties include Toshiro Mifune his voice dubbed by Paul Frees, Adolfo Celi, and Claude Dauphin, while the women who agonize on the sidelines include Eva Marie Saint, Jessica Walter, and Françoise Hardy. The racing sequences are top-rank, cleverly utilizing those 1960s devices of helicopter angles and multiple screens. Oscars went to editor Frederic Steinkamp among others and the sound-effects supervisor Franklin E. Milton. Filmed on location, Grand Prix made back its cost about half a week into its run.

Free admission includes access to the second floor galleries and a Q&A with Director John Frankenheimer's wife Evans, Camera Operator John M. Stevens, and Driving Consultant Bob Bondurant. (subject to availability)

Johnny Rockets snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

Included with museum admission. To RSVP or for further information, email

Upcoming movies include:
• The Fast and the Furious + 2Fast 2Furious, August 14