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May 16, 2016

2016 Astoria and LIC Summer Outdoor Movie Schedule

Our annual list of free outdoor summer movies in Astoria and Long Island City, as well as East Elmhurst and Randall’s Island.

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It’s that time again—the outdoor movie season in NYC! Here are chronological listings for free outdoor movie screenings in Astoria and LIC, and we’ve also added some in outlying areas—nearby East Elmhurst and Randall’s Island. We will update this list with new information as we get it. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 19, 8:30pm
Big, LIC Landing at Hunters Point South Park, Long Island City [map]

Friday, May 20, 7pm
Rasta: A Soul’s Journey (2011), East Elmhurst Playground, East Elmhurst [map]

Friday, May 27, sundown
Norm of the North, Movies Under the Stars, Astoria Heights Playground, Astoria [map]

Friday, June 3, 7pm and 8:30pm
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (7pm) and Edward Scissorhands (8:30pm), Dutch Kills Family Movie Night, Dutch Kills Playground, LIC [map]

Sunday, June 12, 8pm
Jurassic World, base of 103rd Street Footbridge between Manhattan and Randall’s Island [map]

Thursday, June 16, 8:30pm
Splash, LIC Landing at Hunters Point South Park, Long Island City [map]

Saturday, June 25, 7pm
Ordinary People, Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival, Astoria [map]*

Sunday, June 26, 8pm
Remember the Titans, base of Randall’s Island Connector between Bronx and Randall’s Island [map]

Tuesday, June 28, 7pm
Dead Poets Society
, Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival, Astoria [map]*

Tuesday, June 28, sundown
Ant Man, ARROW Park, Astoria [map]

Saturday, July 2, 7pm
Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival, Astoria [map]*

Sunday, July 3, 8:30-10:30pm
On the Waterfront, Athens Square Park, Astoria [map]

Wednesday, July 6, pre-screening performances at 7pm, film begins at sundown
The African Queen, International Film Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria [map]

Sunday, July 10, 8pm
Selena, base of 103rd Street Footbridge between Manhattan and Randall’s Island [map]

Sunday, July 10, 8:30-10:30pm
The Adventures of Robin Hood, Athens Square Park, Astoria [map]

Wednesday, July 13, pre-screening performances at 7pm, film begins at sundown
L’Atalante, International Film Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria [map]

Thursday, July 14, 8:30pm
Spiderman, LIC Landing at Hunters Point South Park, Long Island City [map]

Thursday, July 14, 8:30-10:30pm|
The Muppets Take Manhattan, Rainey Park, Astoria [map]

Saturday, July 16, 7pm
Strangers On A Train, Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival, Astoria [map]*

Saturday, July 16, 8:30-10:30pm
Shaolin Soccer, Rainey Park, Astoria [map]

Sunday, July 17, 8:30-10:30pm
Mary Poppins, Athens Square Park, Astoria [map]

Wednesday, July 20, pre-screening performances at 7pm, film begins at sundown
Sonita, International Film Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria [map]

Sunday, July 24, 8:30-10:30pm
The Wizard of Oz, Athens Square Park, Astoria [map]

Monday, July 25, 8:30pm
Big Hero Six, Movies on the Waterfront, Astoria Park [map]

Wednesday, July 27, pre-screening performances at 7pm, film begins at sundown
Rivers and Tides, International Film Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria [map]

Saturday, July 30, 7pm
The Ritz, Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival, Astoria [map]*

Sunday, July 31, 8pm
The Goonies (1985), base of Randall’s Island Connector between Bronx and Randall’s Island [map]

Monday, August 1, 8:30pm
Mary Poppins, Movies on the Waterfront, Astoria Park [map]

Wednesday, August 3, pre-screening performances at 7pm, film begins at sundown
Girl Asleep, International Film Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria [map]

Saturday, August 6, 7pm
Children Of A Lesser God, Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival, Astoria [map]*

Monday, August 8, 8:30pm
Minions, Movies on the Waterfront, Astoria Park [map]

Wednesday, August 10, pre-screening performances at 7pm, film begins at sundown
Suzhou River, International Film Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria [map]

Thursday, August 11, 8:30pm
August Rush, LIC Landing and Hunters Point South Park, Long Island City [map]

Sunday, August 14, 8pm
The Good Dinosaur, at base of Randall’s Island Connector between Bronx and Randall’s Island [map]

Monday, August 15, 8:30
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Movies on the Waterfront, Astoria Park [map]

Wednesday, August 17, pre-screening performances at 7pm, film begins at sundown
Aguirre, the Wrath of God, International Film Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria [map]

Monday, August 22, 8:30pm
Jaws, Movies on the Waterfront, Astoria Park [map]

Wednesday, August 24, pre-screening performances at 7pm, film begins at sundown
Embrace of the Serpent, International Film Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria [map]

Thursday, August 25, 8:30pm
Zootopia, LIC Landing at Hunters Point South Park, Long Island City [map]

Saturday, August 27, 7pm
The In-Laws, Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival, Astoria [map]*

Sunday, August 28, 8pm
Inside Out (2015), base of Randall’s Island Connector between Bronx and Randall’s Island [map]

Saturday, September 10, 7pm
Heaven Can Wait, Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival, Astoria [map]*

Thursday, September 15, 8:30pm
Ghost, LIC Landing at Hunters Point South Park, Long Island City [map]

Saturday, September 17, 7pm
Arthur, Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival, Astoria [map]*

Saturday, October 1, 7pm
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival, Astoria [map]*

*Regarding the Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival, from the organizer: SPACE IS LIMITED to 35 guests. Please RSVP for each person that will be attending (RSVPs are made through event listings in the Festival’s Facebook group). Seating is provided as well as ice and popcorn. The jar will be there for any contribution to the season’s ice, popcorn, napkin and paper plate supply. The Festival takes place on 46th Street between 31st Avenue and Newtown Road. Entrance is directly off the sidewalk into the screening area.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

4 Comments

Julie

hey there! Great list – can you tell me exactly where Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival is? When it opens in Google maps it just seems to be a residental building…?

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Meg Cotner

That’s exactly where it takes place, in the backyard of a residential building, and that pin in the map is on top of the location. I’ve indicated the address info in the paragraph at the end of the post.

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Frank Zagottis

Hey there, Julie! I’m Frank the curator and host of the Newtown Road Backyard Film Fest! Meg is right! It happens literally in my own backyard! Join the group on Facebook for all the info and invites to the summer movies! Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/24082991515/

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