Drift-In Theater: The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

Exclusively for Members! Join us for our floating summer film series in Laguna Gloria’s scenic, secluded lagoon. Watercraft both large and small are invited to anchor at sunset and enjoy this unique experience!

Drift in for a special floating screening of the Wes Anderson classic The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, as oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew set sail on an expedition in search of revenge against the mysterious Jaguar Shark. (2004, 119 min., R)

Tickets are available for purchase by Contemporary Austin Members only.

Save the Date! Life of Pi screens on Friday, September 1.


Lagoon opens 7:30P, Film begins at 8:30P.

Please launch your boat from, and return your boat to, the Public Dock at 1600 Scenic Drive, Austin, TX 78723, a two-minute walk from Hula Hut and a fifteen-minute motorized ride to the Laguna Gloria Lagoon. There are no boat launching facilities at Laguna Gloria.

BYOB and picnics are welcome!

Portable audio is available for all watercraft.

Tickets are available for purchase by all Contemporary Austin Members only. (Not a Member? Join today to drift with us, or simply "Add a Membership" when purchasing your ticket! Membership starts at $35 annually.)

Ticket price includes admission for 1 watercraft (either owned by ticket purchaser or rented separately) + all guests on board. Ticket availability is limited, so please purchase early.

Small watercraft include canoes, kayaks, and rowboats. Large watercraft include motorized boats.

Additional questions? Please contact membership@thecontemporaryaustin.org.

Boat Rentals

Looking for a boat to float you to the Drift-In Theater?

For ticketed guests without their own watercraft who would like to attend, a limited number of pontoon boats will be available for the evening at a 25–75 percent discounted rate of $350 per boat with a captain for up to four hours, courtesy of our sponsor Float On Boat Rentals.

Boats will be rented on a first-come, first-serve basis, and tip for the captain is not included in the rental rate. Tickets to the Drift-In Theater event must be purchased separately from the boat rental.

Please contact David at 512 436 3505 or fun@rentalboataustin.com with inquiries.

Float On is located at 1600 Scenic Drive, Austin, TX 78723 (a two-minute walk from Hula Hut and a fifteen-minute ride to the Laguna Gloria Lagoon).

Important Note: There are a limited number of tickets available to the Drift-in Theater, and a boat rental from Float On does not guarantee entry. Please book your event ticket separately to guarantee admission.


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