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101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Watch an outdoor movie at the LBJ Ranch

Watch movies under the stars at the LBJ Ranch in Johnson City. Photo Courtesy LBJ Ranch

Catch an outdoor movie at the LBJ Ranch on July 13 when Movies Under the Stars features the James Bond flick “From Russia with Love.” Movies start at “dark thirty.”

Movies a LBJ Ranch tradition

When Lyndon B. Johnson was president, he and the first lady often invited friends and neighbors to their ranch west of Johnson City to watch first-run movies in the hanger where they stored Air Force One. Now, in honor of their hospitality and connection to their home, the LBJ Ranch sponsors two free movie nights each summer.

Because the hanger is now a visitor’s center, the movies are shown outdoors. You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnics and coolers filled with your favorite beverages.

Also at the ranch this summer, the Friends of the LBJ Ranch will hold a ceremonial laying of the wreath on President Johnson’s grave to commemorate his birthday Aug. 27. The ceremony usually begins about 10 a.m. and is open to the public.

LBJ Ranch is part of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, located off U.S. 290 near Stonewall about 14 miles west of Johnson City.