Outdoor cinema returns to Hunters Point South Park this month

Outdoor cinema returns to Hunters Point South Park this month
Courtesy of HPPC
By Bill Parry

The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, along with real estate broker Nestseekers, will present its free CinemaLIC outdoor film series at the LIC Landing event space beginning Friday, June 23. Movies will be screened on a 24-foot inflatable screen with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop.

“This movie series has continued to increase in popularity and is one of the most popular events that we sponsor,” Hunters Point Parks Conservancy President Rob Basch said. “The community has really embraced the movie program, and Hunters Point South provides the perfect opportunity for family and friends to get together to enjoy an evening in a beautiful setting.”

“Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” is first up on June 23, followed by “2001: A Space Oddity” on July 13, “The Graduate” on Aug.4 and “Finding Dory” on Aug. 8th. The date of Sept. 15 is open to requests from the community. Residents can make a selection at cinemalic.com.

“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, and giving back to the many residents who have been responsible for bringing us here throughout the years,” Nestseekers Managing Director Adrian Lupo said.

LIC Landing by Coffeed will be selling food and beverages during the shows.

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at bparry@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4538.