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Jun 18, 2015

The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival Announces Their 2015 Schedule

The most charming summer film festival in Astoria is back! Kicking off Saturday, June 20, The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival celebrates its ninth year of intimate movie screenings with (…)

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The most charming summer film festival in Astoria is back! Kicking off Saturday, June 20, The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival celebrates its ninth year of intimate movie screenings with a carefully curated selection of classics.

This series isn’t your typical outdoor movie experience: all screenings take place in a private backyard on 46th Street and Newtown Road, and are hosted by the festival’s enthusiastic founder, Frank Zagottis. Referring to the event as “the little festival that could,” Frank is overjoyed to welcome guests to his home for another year of flicks.
Breaking the festival into two “acts,” there will be two themes: “Women on the Verge” and “The Drive-In At The Backyard.” Take a look at the lineup!

“Women On The Verge…”

  • Saturday, June 20 (Season Premiere) – My Cousin Vinny 
  • Saturday, June 27 – Silkwood
  • Friday, July 10 – Terms of Endearment
  • Saturday July 25 – The Exorcist
  • Saturday, August 8 – Nine to Five
  • Friday, August 21 – Nuts
  • Saturday, August 22 – Psycho

The Drive-in At The Backyard

  • Saturday, September 5 – Mr. Mom
  • Saturday, September 12 – Back To The Future
  • Saturday, September 19 – Overboard
  • Saturday, October 3 – Hair
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More information and updates can be found on the Festival’s official Facebook group. Before attending, please take a look at the festival guidelines. (Frank IS welcoming us onto his property, after all.) See you under the stars!
Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival, 46th Street between 31st Avenue and Newtown Road, Astoria

About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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