Get your Mel Brooks on

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Texas Hillel kicks off its summer-long Mel Brooks movie festival tonight with the original version of “The Producers,” starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder.

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Texas Hillel’s San Antonio Street Cafe will present “MelFest”, a celebration of some of the greatest comedies ever made by Mel Brooks, beginning on Wednesday, evening June 6th, and running every Wednesday thereafter through August 1st at the Texas Hillel Building (2105 San Antonio Street on the UT Campus.)

Each screening will be paired with a grilled outdoor dinner served by the San Antonio Street Café - Austin’s only certified kosher café. Viewers are invited to dine before the film on the beautiful outdoor patio beginning at 6 PM. From 7:30 PM onward, Mel Brooks material will be featured on Texas Hillel’s multiple 46” LCD televisions and on the 12’ digital projection movie screen and surround sound loft theatre. The featured film will begin at 8:15 PM. All screenings are completely free and the dinner grill is only $5.95 per person. The regular café food and beverage menu will also be available.

Check out the Texas Hillel website for a complete schedule of the films they’ll be playing this summer.