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Summer movie lineup announced for Hunters Point South Park

Source: HPPC

June 6, 2017 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 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,, run by Lupu, provides further details and updates about this season’s lineup.

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I noticed that HPS Park has one of those anybody-can-come-and-play pianos. I’ll check THIS out some day soon…!

Ginger the Pirate

Hey LIC Post, what’s going on at Hunter’s Point that has had half the park blocked to the public for 3 days? Also concert light and sound testing at 10pm?


The Coffeed people just don’t get it. They are Wall Street guys. They have no vision. Empty suits.


Hunter’s Point Conservancy and Coffeed, purveyors of wine and beers, and coffee and snacks, appear to be joined at the hip. Bushes are untrimmed, weeds such as “strangler” vines cover rose bushes….what’s with our park being un-conserved, and crowd feeding at the Coffeed/Landing spot, being the focus?
There are other grassy spots, without ferry horns nearby. So, what’s up?


I’ve noticed signs of neglect as well. In addition, very disappointed that nothing but kiddie movies will be shown.


Inflatable screen in a notoriously windy spot? Sounds like it will make for a great viewing experience.

And thank god they are playing “Finding Dory,” since all the annoying kids that will show up have likely only seen it 4,999 times on the tablets their faces are glued to, so they need this special showing to put them over the top!


The real problem with showing kids movies at outdoors in the summer is that the sun goes down around 9:00-9:30 pm. That is pretty late for most of the kids in this hood.


I am equally thrilled — NOT — that there will be nothing but kiddie movies, and old ones at that. What’s wrong with entertainimg adults?


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