April 10, 2019 By Christian Murray
The schedule for this season’s outdoor movie screenings on the Long Island City waterfront has been released, featuring a lineup of family friendly and classic films.
The free screenings for CinemaLIC, organized by the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy (HPPC) and Nestseekers, were selected from a survey conducted earlier this year, where hundreds of park-goers told the group what they wanted to see there.
The once-a-month movie screening kicks off with Sing on May 18 (at sunset), followed by Crazy Rich Asians in June and Dirty Dancing in July. August will see Jaws and Mary Poppins Returns will finish the season in September. The films are all free to view and the park will be open to the public.
The movies will be shown on a 30-foot inflatable screen with enhanced video projection equipment. The Manhattan skyline is expected to provide a spectacular backdrop.
“It is important for the Conservancy that we build community in our parks and provide a welcoming and safe environment for all,” said Rob Basch, HPPC president. “Cinema LIC delivers on this commitment as it provides perfect family entertainment for all.”
Nestseekers helped HPPC launch the movie series six years ago and has served as a sustaining sponsor every year since.
“Long Island City is a great community and Nestseekers is happy to present this programming to its residents,” said Adrian Lupu, senior vice president of project marketing for Nestseekers.
The NYC Ferry is also providing additional sponsorship.
For further information, including weather-related updates, visit www.cinemalic.com or www.hunterspointparks.org
All screening dates are listed. Each screening starts at sunset.
May 18th – Sing
June 22nd – Crazy Rich Asians
July 18th – Dirty Dancing
August 15th – Jaws
September 7th – Mary Poppins Returns
Four questions about the Outdoor Movie Venue in LIC:
1. Are there bathroom facilities
2. Is there Seating?
3. Is there Public Transportation?
4 Also curious about safety at night. Is it safe to go/be there?
1. There are bathrooms. They can get a little busy. 2. Seating is on a nice, astroturf oval with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. You can bring your own folding chairs or a blanket. 3. The 7 train is nearby. 4. Yes, it is quite safe. There will be tons of families and the walk from the subway is very safe.
Please visit Long Island City. NY City public parks do not permit p alcohol on park premises. There is a beer/wine/coffee/light food concession with seating, and a bathroom. The ferry landing is very close. As well, #7 train is 3-4 blocks away. Vernon Blvd. station.
When are they showing Dr. AOC or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Lose 25,000 Jobs
They’re also screening my independent film called “I wish Trump was my dad”
LMAO – seriously?
Must be a tragedy/horror film!