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Apr 24, 2019

The Best Events for Film Buffs in Astoria

Last week we featured some of the best upcoming events for readers, but we haven’t forgotten those who prefer screens to pages! Astoria’s cultural scene is on-point with loads of (…)

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Last week we featured some of the best upcoming events for readers, but we haven’t forgotten those who prefer screens to pages! Astoria’s cultural scene is on-point with loads of screening events for film buffs of all kinds—from those who love to analyze artistic decisions, to people who just want some drinking games and trivia! Check it out:

Credit to Netflix.

FREE Sneak Preview Screening of Netflix’s Sundance Smash, KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE
With director Rachel Lears in person

Where: Lawrence Virgilio Playground in Windmuller Park, Sunnyside
52 St., Woodside Ave. bet. 39 Rd. and 39 Dr., Queens, NY 11377 (map)

When: Saturday, April 27, doors open 7 p.m., film begins 8:15 p.m.

What: Museum of the Moving Image and Rooftop Films present a special free community sneak preview screening of Netflix’s original documentary Knock Down the House, featuring a post-show Q&A with director Rachel Lears!

If you can’t make this event, check out the many other screenings at the Museum of the Moving Image here.

This award-winning documentary, told through the story of Greek-American restaurateur Valerie James, is an uplifting success story about perseverance, family and food. Credit to Hellenic Film Society.

Second Annual New York Greek Film Expo

Where: Multiple locations (Directors Guild Theater in Manhattan, the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, and the Manhasset Theater in Nassau County)

When: May 3 – 11

What: This year’s topical offerings reflect the Greek and Greek-American experience with films that capture the current political and social transitions in Greece, the life stories of 20th century cultural giants, a love story set against the backdrop of the Greek War of Independence, and a documentary that explores women’s issues. Our goal is to present quality, engaging films that resonate with audiences of all nationalities.

Buy tickets and see the full lineup here.

Credit to Socrates Sculpture Park.

APA Presents Movies Under the Stars

Where: Astoria Park, 24-02 19th St, Astoria

When: Friday, June 7, 8 p.m.

What: Astoria Park Alliance will present a box office smash hit To Be Revealed on Social Media, as our third annual Spring movie screening in Astoria Park. Pre-show live entertainment will potentially feature the musical stylings of FogoAzul NYC, an all-female Brazilian drumline. FogoAzul will bring their amazing energy to a performance that will take moviegoers right up to showtime! A limited amount of FREE popcorn will be distributed.

Socrates Sculpture Park Outdoor Cinema

Where: 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City

When: Wednesdays, July 3 – August 21. Cultural Performances & Food Offerings at 7 p.m., film begins at nightfall.

What: Highlighting Socrates as a public community space for enjoyment and celebration of many cultures, our Outdoor Cinema international film festival is unique with its emphasis on foreign films, pre-movie music and dance performances, and cuisine from each film’s country of origin. Presented in partnership with Film Forum and in collaboration with Rooftop Films.

Credit to Sauced Cinemas.

Sauced Cinemas at Various Astoria Eateries

Sauced Cinemas hosts various screenings complete with trivia contests and drinking games at a bunch of Astoria/LIC restaurants. You can see the full list here. Some upcoming ones include:

Which screenings will you check out? Any others we missed?

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