June 6, By Christian Murray
The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy has released its outdoor movie schedule that will be screened at LIC Landing this summer.
The first movie will be Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory that will be played at sunset on Friday, June 23.
The movie series, titled CinemaLIC, is in its fourth year and will consist of five films this year. The series is being sponsored by the real estate firm Nestseekers.
The movies will be shown in the LIC Landing events space on a 24-foot inflatable screen adjacent to the East River with a skyline view of Manhattan.
The other movies in the series will be:
A Space Odyssey on July 13
The Graduate on August 4
Finding Dory on August 18
The final movie is scheduled for September 15. A movie for that date has yet to be determined and the HPPC is looking for suggestions. The organization is asking residents to go to cinemalic.com and send in their requests.
“This movie series has continued to increase in popularity and is always one of the most popular events that we sponsor,” said Rob Basch, President of HPPC. “The community has really embraced the movie program, and Hunters Point South Park provides the perfect opportunity for family and friends to get together to enjoy an evening in a beautiful setting.”
Nestseekers, through Adrian Lupu, has sponsored all the movies since the series started in 2014.
“We are excited to support this event which has become one of the main attractions in the neighborhood bringing thousands of people over the years, while growing our neighborhood’s exposure and potential,” Lupu said.
The website, www.cinemalic.com, run by Lupu, provides further details and updates about this season’s lineup.