May 4, 2016 Staff Report
Outdoor movie screenings return to Hunters Point South Park this month, with Tom Hanks’ “Big” kicking off the series on May 19.
The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy has announced the lineup for its third season of outdoor movie screenings in the park, running on six Thursday nights along the Long Island City waterfront.
The lineup is as follows:
May 19: “Big”
June 16: “Splash”
July 14: “Spiderman”
Aug. 11: “August Rush”
Aug. 25: “Zootopia”
Sept. 15: “Ghost”
If one of the movies gets rained out, it will be rescheduled to Aug. 18.
Further details about these movies are available online here.
Movies will be shown on a 24-foot inflatable screen in the LIC Landing event space. LIC Landing will provide food and beverages for purchase during the movies.
Screenings begin at sundown.
The movie series launched with just one screening in 2014; HPPC rolled out a full program last summer.
“The crowds kept growing and it was wonderful to see how many families enjoyed our films and made the park their home for the evening,” HPPC president Rob Basch said. “We invite everyone back to the best outdoor movie location anywhere.”
The series is sponsored by the real estate company Nest Seekers and Adrian Lupu.
“We are excited to support this event that does a great job to grow our neighborhood’s potential while giving back to the many residents we have helped move to Long Island City throughout the years,” Lupu said.
The HPPC will host an event this evening, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Alewife (5-14 51st Ave.), to discuss the movie lineup and other programming events. Appetizers will be served and drink specials will be available.
Wow! What a great list of movies! I don’t know who chose these films but they are excellent! Splash is going to be incredible with the water in the background! August Rush is one of my favorite movies of all time, the music will sound incredible in that venue! And two Tom Hanks movies–now who doesn’t love Tom Hanks?!?! Spiderman will be so exciting to see outdoors like that too! And Ghost is one of the best, more beautiful and spiritual love stories–great for date night! I’m so excited about these movies picks! Fun times!
Great movies from the eighties and Zootopia was actually really good for a kids movie.
Awesome location, but not very interested in any of those movies.
Awww man I wish I was there! I love Big and I saw Zootopia and that’s a great adult and kid cartoon. It’s got a lot of life lessons in…just awesome
What a horrible lineup. “August Rush”?! Yeesh.