Arts and Culture, Astoria, Event, Featured, Free, Long Island City, Movies 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 (…) Share this Scoop by Claire Leaden total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print 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 (…) by Claire Leaden Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops See Completed Summer Sculptures at Socrates Park This Weeken (...) How to Pack the Best Summer Picnic–No Matter Which Ast (...) TONIGHT! The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital at Socrates S (...) 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: Moulin Rouge! at Alewife NYC, April 27 at 1 p.m. The Sandlot at Katch Astoria, May 2 at 7 p.m. Ghostbusters at The Astorian, May 5 at 5 p.m. Which screenings will you check out? Any others we missed? Twitter Facebook Email Print Arts and Cultureastoria parkcinemafilmfilm screeningsMOMIrooftop filmssocrates sculpture park Related scoops See Completed Summer Sculptures at Socrates Park This Weeken (...) How to Pack the Best Summer Picnic–No Matter Which Ast (...) TONIGHT! The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital at Socrates S (...) Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.