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Watch free movies at Queens parks


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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Updated Monday, June 1, 9:55 p.m.

As the nights warm up, take advantage of the nicer weather with a free movie at a local park.

Through September, Queens residents can watch a variety of family-friendly flicks, including “The Lego Movie,” and “Frozen,” ’80s classics, such as “Ghostbusters” and “The Karate Kid,” and  international cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park. Some showings will even offer popcorn, ices or refreshments.

Friday, June 5

The Lego Movie” (PG)
Crocheron Park at 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway, Bayside
(The movie will be shown at the grass area on 35th Avenue across from Golden Pond, where 35th Avenue dead ends by the Cross Island Parkway.)
8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 12

Muppets Most Wanted” (PG)
Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto Park, Atlantic Avenue, 95th Avenue, between 127th and 125 streets, South Richmond Hill
7 p.m.
Popcorn and ices will be served. Board games begin at 7:00 pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Frozen” (PG)
MacNeil Park, Poppenhusen Avenue, between 115 Street and College Place, College Point
8:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 27

Annie” (PG)
Lawn Area, Springfield Park, Springfield Gardens,
Recreational activities begin at 7:00 pm. Movie begins at dusk.

Tuesday, June 30

Despicable Me 2” (PG)
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson Community Garden, 117-15 165th St., Jamaica
Complimentary popcorn will be provided. Movie begins between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Wednesday, July 1

Dont Look Back” (U.S.A)
Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
Pre-screening performances at 7 p.m., film begins at sundown.
Film Forum and Socrates Sculpture Park in collaboration with Rooftop Films presents the 17th Outdoor Cinema film festival, eight weeks of international movies shown Wednesday evenings from July 1 to Aug. 19. The festival features open-air cinema, music, dance and food at the 5-acre waterfront park.

Tuesday, July 7

The Iron Giant” (PG)
Beach 17th Street and Boardwalk, Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
(At the performance stage in O’Donohue Park)
8:30 to 11 p.m.
Complimentary popcorn will be provided. Movie begins between 8:30 and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Wednesday, July 8

Live-In Maid” (Argentina)
Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
Pre-screening performances at 7 p.m., film begins at sundown.
Film Forum and Socrates Sculpture Park in collaboration with Rooftop Films presents the 17th Outdoor Cinema film festival, eight weeks of international movies shown Wednesday evenings from July 1 to Aug. 19. The festival features open-air cinema, music, dance and food at the 5-acre waterfront park.

Wednesday, July 15

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life” (France)
Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
Pre-screening performances at 7 p.m., film begins at sundown.
(Note: Due to some nudity, this film is not recommended for children.)
Film Forum and Socrates Sculpture Park in collaboration with Rooftop Films presents the 17th Outdoor Cinema film festival, eight weeks of international movies shown Wednesday evenings from July 1 to Aug. 19. The festival features open-air cinema, music, dance and food at the 5-acre waterfront park.

Friday, July 17

Ghostbusters” (PG)
Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Rego Park
Recreational activities begin at 7:30 p.m. The movie will be shown at dusk.

Wednesday, July 22

Iron Crows” (Bangladesh)
Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
Pre-screening performances at 7 p.m., film begins at sundown.
Film Forum and Socrates Sculpture Park in collaboration with Rooftop Films presents the 17th Outdoor Cinema film festival, eight weeks of international movies shown Wednesday evenings from July 1 to Aug. 19. The festival features open-air cinema, music, dance and food at the 5-acre waterfront park.

Friday, July 24

Back to the Future” (PG)
Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Rego Park
Recreational activities begin at 7:30 p.m. The movie will be shown at dusk.

Monday, July 27

“The Princess Bride” (PG)
Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: Astoria Park Lawn in Astoria Park, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and the pool
8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 29

Kings of The Wind & Electric Queens” (India)
Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
Pre-screening performances at 7 p.m., film begins at sundown.
Film Forum and Socrates Sculpture Park in collaboration with Rooftop Films presents the 17th Outdoor Cinema film festival, eight weeks of international movies shown Wednesday evenings from July 1 to Aug. 19. The festival features open-air cinema, music, dance and food at the 5-acre waterfront park.

Friday, July 31

The Karate Kid” (PG)
Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Blvd., Rego Park
Recreational activities begin at 7:30 p.m. The movie will be shown at dusk.

Monday, Aug. 3

Dead Poets Society” (PG)
Main Park House in Cunningham Park, 196th Street and Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
8 p.m.
Rain date is Tuesday evening

“Frozen” (PG)
Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: Astoria Park Lawn in Astoria Park, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and the pool
8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 4

Back to the Future Part II” (PG)
Beach 17th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
(At the performance stage in O’Donohue Park)
Complimentary popcorn will be provided. Movie begins between 8 and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

Big Hero 6” (PG)
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 111th Street and 53rd Avenue
(On the grass area near the carousel)
8 p.m.

Cold Conflicts: Swedish short films
Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
Pre-screening performances at 7 p.m., films begins at sundown.
(Note: Due to graphic language, this evening is not recommended for children.)
Film Forum and Socrates Sculpture Park in collaboration with Rooftop Films presents the 17th Outdoor Cinema film festival, eight weeks of international movies shown Wednesday evenings from July 1 to Aug. 19. The festival features open-air cinema, music, dance and food at the 5-acre waterfront park.

Monday, Aug. 10

Raiders of the Lost Ark” (PG)
Main Park House in Cunningham Park, 196th Street and Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
8 p.m.
Rain date is Tuesday evening

“How to Train Your Dragon” (PG)
Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: Astoria Park Lawn in Astoria Park, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and the pool
8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Wadjda” (Saudi Arabia)
Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
Pre-screening performances at 7 p.m., films begins at sundown.
Film Forum and Socrates Sculpture Park in collaboration with Rooftop Films presents the 17th Outdoor Cinema film festival, eight weeks of international movies shown Wednesday evenings from July 1 to Aug. 19. The festival features open-air cinema, music, dance and food at the 5-acre waterfront park.

Monday, Aug. 17

“Mr. Holland’s Opus” (PG)
Main Park House in Cunningham Park, 196th Street and Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
8 p.m.
Rain date is Tuesday evening

“Ghostbusters” (PG)
Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: Astoria Park Lawn in Astoria Park, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and the pool
8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Guardians of the Galaxy” (PG-13)
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 111th Street and 53rd Avenue
(On the grass area near the carousel)
8 p.m.

Alice” (Czech Republic)
Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City
Pre-screening performances at 7 p.m., films begins at sundown.
(Note: This film is not recommended for young children.)
Film Forum and Socrates Sculpture Park in collaboration with Rooftop Films presents the 17th Outdoor Cinema film festival, eight weeks of international movies shown Wednesday evenings from July 1 to Aug. 19. The festival features open-air cinema, music, dance and food at the 5-acre waterfront park.

Monday, Aug. 24

Big Hero 6” (PG)
Main Park House in Cunningham Park, 196th Street and Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
8 p.m.
Rain date is Tuesday evening

“The Incredibles” (PG)
Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: Astoria Park Lawn in Astoria Park, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge and the pool
8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 26

Big Hero 6” (PG)
Highland Park at Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue, Cypress Hills near the Brooklyn/Queens border
7:30 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 31

Lagaan” (PG)
Main Park House in Cunningham Park, 196th Street and Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
7:30 p.m.
Rain date is Tuesday evening

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Big Hero 6” (PG)
Forest Park at George Seuffert Bandshell, Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive
7:30 p.m.

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Free outdoor movies in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of .nycgovparks.org

Take advantage of the longer days and warmer nights of summer with free outdoor movies in parks across Queens. Beginning on Friday, May 31, there are options for every age and taste, from kid-friendly animated features, such as “Wreck-It Ralph,” to the Oscar-winning “Les Miserables,” and the Hitchcock classic “North by Northwest.”

Captain Tilly Park
Friday, May 31, 7:30 p.m.
“Wreck-It Ralph”

Rochdale Park
Friday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.
“Hotel Transylvania”

Captain Tilly Park
Friday, June 21, 7:30 p.m.
“Hotel Transylvania”

Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto Park
Thursday, June 27, 7:30 p.m.
“Rise of the Guardian”

Brookville Park (Brookville Playground)
Friday, June 28, 7:30 p.m.
“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

Rockaway Beach Boardwalk (Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink)
Wednesday, July 24, 8:30 p.m.
“Brave”

Flushing Meadows Corona Park (111th Street Parking Lot)
Thursday, August 1, 6 p.m.
“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

Cunningham Park (Main Park House)
Thursday, August 1, 8 p.m.
“The Music Man”

Forest Park (George Seuffert Bandshell)
Friday, August 2, 8 p.m.
“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

Highland Park (Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue)
Tuesday, August 6, 8 p.m.
“The Lorax”

Cunningham Park (Main Park House)
Thursday, August 8, 8 p.m.
“The Lorax”

Crocheron Park (35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway)
Tuesday, August 13, 8 p.m.
“Madagascar 3″

Cunningham Park (Main Park House)
Thursday, August 15, 8 p.m.
“North by Northwest”

Crocheron Park (35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway)
Tuesday, August 20, 8 p.m.
“The Big Miracle”

Cunningham Park (Main Park House)
Thursday, August 22, 8 p.m.
“Les Miserables”

Crocheron Park (35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway)
Tuesday, August 27, 8 p.m.
“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”

Cunningham Park (Main Park House)
Thursday, August 29, 8 p.m.
“Kinky Boots”

Free summer movies under the stars in Queens


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of .nycgovparks.org

Take advantage of the longer days and warmer nights of summer with a free outdoor movies in parks across Queens. Beginning on July 4, there are options for every age and taste, from kid-friendly animated features, such as “Happy Feet 2,” to the critically-acclaimed “The Help,” and the sci-fi classic, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

 

Bayswater Park

Saturday, July 21, 8:00 p.m

“Smurfs”

Friday, August 10, 6:00 p.m

“Happy Feet 2”

Saturday, August 25, 8:00 p.m

“Happy Feet 2”

 

Corona Golf Playground

Wednesday, August 29, 8:00 p.m.

“Kung Fu Panda 2”

 

Cunningham Park (196 Street and Union Turnpike)

Thursday, August 16, 8:00 p.m.

“The Help”

Thursday, August 23, 8:00 p.m

“Happy Feet 2”

Thursday, August 27, 8:00 p.m

“Close Encounters of the Third Kind”

Thursday, August 30, 8:00 p.m

“Wedding Wars”

 

East Elmhurst Playground, Queens

Wednesday, August 1, 8:00 p.m

“Kung Fu Panda 2”

 

Elmhurst Park

Wednesday, August 1, 7:30 p.m

“Kung Fu Panda 2″

 

Grover Cleveland Park (in Grover Cleveland Playground)

Thursday, July 19, 8:00 p.m

“Happy Feet 2”

 

Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance

Thursday, August 9, 8:00 p.m

“The Muppets” (2011)

 

Pembroke Avenue Community Garden

Tuesday, July 10, 8:00 p.m.

“Despicable Me”

 

Pomonok Playground

Wednesday, August 22, 8:00 p.m

“Winnie the Pooh”

 

Socrates Sculpture Park

Wednesday, July 4, 7:00 p.m.

“The American Experience”

Saturday, July 21, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

“Her Master’s Voice”

 

Springfield Park

Sunday, July 29, 7:00 p.m.

“AfricaUnited”