Astoria, Free, Long Island City, Movies, Summer 2018
May 24, 2018

Outdoor Movies in Astoria and LIC, 2018 Summer Season

Get your fill of free! outdoor! movies! this summer.

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One of our favorite parts about summer is the plethora of outdoor movies in the area. Here’s our handy-dandy list for this year!

Friday, May 25, 2018
Moana
Outdoor Movie Night | Randall’s Island Park Field 42, 8:30-10:17pm

Friday, Jun 8, 2018
Wonder Woman
APA’s Spring Movie Screening | Astoria Park great lawn; 7-10pm

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Outdoor Movie Night | Randall’s Island Park Field 42, 8:40-10:40pm

Friday, June 15, 2018
Moonstruck
Cinema LIC | Hunters Point South Park, Center Blvd & 51st Ave in Long Island City; Movies start at sunset

Friday, June 15, 2018
Grease
Movies on the Waterfront—Drive-In Movie | Astoria Park Parking Lot at sundown

Thursday, June 21, 2018
School of Rock
Movies on the Waterfront | Astoria Park Great Lawn at sundown

Friday, June 22, 2018
Wonder Woman (rain date June 29)
Roosevelt Island Summer Movie Series | Southpoint Park, sunset

Friday, June 22, 2018
Wonder Woman
Outdoor Movie Night | Randall’s Island Park Field 42, 8:40pm-10:40pm

Saturday, June 23, 2018
All The President’s Men (Season Premier)
The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival | Note: All screenings and dates subject to change. Check Facebook group regularly for updates. Start time around 7pm. Location: 46th Street between 31st Avenue and Newtown Road. Entrance is directly off the sidewalk into the screening area.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Radio Days
The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival | Note: All screenings and dates subject to change. Check Facebook group regularly for updates. Start time around 7pm. Location: 46th Street between 31st Avenue and Newtown Road. Entrance is directly off the sidewalk into the screening area.

Friday, July 6, 2018
A League of Their Own (rain date July 13)
Roosevelt Island Summer Movie Series | Southpoint Park, sunset

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Broadcast News
The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival | Note: All screenings and dates subject to change. Check Facebook group regularly for updates. Start time around 7pm. Location: 46th Street between 31st Avenue and Newtown Road. Entrance is directly off the sidewalk into the screening area.

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Outdoor Movie Night | Randall’s Island Park Field 42, 8:30pm

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Monsoon Wedding (India)
Outdoor Cinema, Socrates Sculpture Park | Pre-screening performance at 7pm, film begins at sundown

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Black Mother (USA/Jamaica)
Outdoor Cinema, Socrates Sculpture Park | Pre-screening performance begins at 7pm, film begins at sundown

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Sleepless in Seattle
Cinema LIC | Hunters Point South Park, Center Blvd & 51st Ave in Long Island City; movies start at sunset

Friday, July 20, 2018
Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (rain date July 27)
Roosevelt Island Summer Movie Series | Southpoint Park, sunset

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Absence of Malice
The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival | Note: All screenings and dates subject to change. Check Facebook group regularly for updates. Start time around 7pm. Location: 46th Street between 31st Avenue and Newtown Road. Entrance is directly off the sidewalk into the screening area.

Saturday, July 21, 2018
The Fifth Element (rain date July 28)
Roosevelt Island Summer Movie Series | Southpoint Park, sunset

Sunday, July 22, 2018
The LEGO Batman Movie
Outdoor Movie Night | Randall’s Island Park Field 42, 8:30-10:10pm

Monday, July 23, 2018
Bambi
Movies on the Waterfront | Astoria Park Great Lawn at sundown

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Foreign Correspondent
The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival | Note: All screenings and dates subject to change. Check Facebook group regularly for updates. Start time around 7pm. Location: 46th Street between 31st Avenue and Newtown Road. Entrance is directly off the sidewalk into the screening area.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The Young Girls of Rochefort (France)
Outdoor Cinema, Socrates Sculpture Park | Pre-screening performance begins at 7pm, film begins at sundown

Monday, July 30, 2018
Moonstruck
Movies on the Waterfront | Astoria Park Great Lawn at sundown

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Loveling (Brazil)
Outdoor Cinema, Socrates Sculpture Park | Pre-screening performance begins at 7pm, film begins at sundown

Friday, August 3, 2018
Black Panther (rain date August 10)
Roosevelt Island Summer Movie Series | Southpoint Park, sunset

Sunday, August 5, 2018
Coco
Outdoor Movie Night | Randall’s Island Park Field 42, 8:15-10pm

Monday, August 6, 2018
E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
Movies on the Waterfront | Astoria Park Great Lawn at sundown

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Spirit of the Beehive (Spain)
Outdoor Cinema, Socrates Sculpture Park | Pre-screening performance begins at 7pm, film begins at sundown

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Pump Up The Volume
The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival | Note: All screenings and dates subject to change. Check Facebook group regularly for updates. Start time around 7pm. Location: 46th Street between 31st Avenue and Newtown Road. Entrance is directly off the sidewalk into the screening area.

Monday, August 13, 2018
Casablanca
Movies on the Waterfront | Astoria Park Great Lawn at sundown

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Tampopo (Japan)
Outdoor Cinema, Socrates Sculpture Park | Pre-screening performance begins at 7pm, film begins at sundown

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Cinema LIC | Hunters Point South Park, Center Blvd & 51st Ave in Long Island City; movies start at sunset

Friday, August 17, 2018
A Wrinkle in Time (rain date August 24)
Roosevelt Island Summer Movie Series | Southpoint Park, sunset

Sunday, August 19, 2018
Guardians of the Galaxy
Outdoor Movie Night | Randall’s Island Park Field 42, 8-10pm

Monday, August 20, 2018
Black Panther
Movies on the Waterfront | Astoria Park Great Lawn at sundown

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Kedi (Turkey)
Outdoor Cinema, Socrates Sculpture Park | Pre-screening performance begins at 7pm, film begins at sundown

Saturday, August 25, 2018
The Paper
The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival | Note: All screenings and dates subject to change. Check Facebook group regularly for updates. Start time around 7pm. Location: 46th Street between 31st Avenue and Newtown Road. Entrance is directly off the sidewalk into the screening area.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
The Passionate Thief (Italy)
Outdoor Cinema, Socrates Sculpture Park | Pre-screening performance begins at 7pm, film begins at sundown

Friday, August 31, 2018
Flashdance
The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival | Note: All screenings and dates subject to change. Check Facebook group regularly for updates. Start time around 7pm. Location: 46th Street between 31st Avenue and Newtown Road. Entrance is directly off the sidewalk into the screening area.

Saturday, September 1, 2018
Footloose
The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival | Note: All screenings and dates subject to change. Check Facebook group regularly for updates. Start time around 7pm. Location: 46th Street between 31st Avenue and Newtown Road. Entrance is directly off the sidewalk into the screening area.

Sunday, September 9, 2018
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Outdoor Movie Night | Randall’s Island Park Field 42, 7:30-9:30pm

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Beverly Hills Cop
The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival | Note: All screenings and dates subject to change. Check Facebook group regularly for updates. Start time around 7pm. Location: 46th Street between 31st Avenue and Newtown Road. Entrance is directly off the sidewalk into the screening area.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Ratatouille
Cinema LIC | Hunters Point South Park, Center Blvd & 51st Ave in Long Island City; movies start at sunset

Saturday, September 22, 2018
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival | Note: All screenings and dates subject to change. Check Facebook group regularly for updates. Start time around 7pm. Location: 46th Street between 31st Avenue and Newtown Road. Entrance is directly off the sidewalk into the screening area.

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Network (Season Finale)
The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival | Note: All screenings and dates subject to change. Check Facebook group regularly for updates. Start time around 7pm. Location: 46th Street between 31st Avenue and Newtown Road. Entrance is directly off the sidewalk into the screening area.

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Rocky Horror Picture Show (Annual Encore)
The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival | Note: All screenings and dates subject to change. Check Facebook group regularly for updates. Start time around 7pm. Location: 46th Street between 31st Avenue and Newtown Road. Entrance is directly off the sidewalk into the screening area.

More from The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival: “LIVE At The Backyard” (Not films, but recordings of actual theatrical or concert productions from concert venues, Broadway or London’s West End). These will be very informal gatherings. All screening dates will be TBD and invites sent only to those truly interested in these events so as not to overwhelm members.

  • Tap Dogs (Live Broadway Production – 1997)
  • Sunday In The Park With George (Live Original Broadway Production 1984)
  • Michael Jackson LIVE in Bucharest (In Concert – 1992)
  • Moon Over Broadway (D.A.Pennebaker Documentary on the making of the play Moon Over Buffalo – 1997)

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.

One Comment

Lauren

You’re missing the Astoria Park Alliance’s movie on June 8th, it’s Wonder Woman!

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