Final Film Showings for the Summer


 Time is running out to check out a movie under the stars. Over the first few weeks of summer, locals and visitors have been able to enjoy outdoor films on the beach, in parks, or at local establishments. There are just a few weeks left until Labor Day, but still plenty of films in the lineup.

For the past few summers, the Rockaway Civic Association has brought us Beach Flix. Each week, they show movies at different locations along the beach, with the help of various sponsors. Bring a beach chair or towel and enjoy family films right after sundown (around 8 p.m.). Coming up, on Thursday, August 10, Kong Skull Island will be shown on Beach 121st Street. On Friday, August 18, The Secret Life of Pets will be shown on Beach 73rd Street. On Thursday, August 24, Star Wars: Rogue One will play on Beach 125th Street. Some of the sponsors of these films include Caracas, Coastal Frozen Yogurt, Healy’s Pub, Jameson’s, Boardwalk Bagel, Arverne by the Sea and more.

The Parks Department has also been hosting outdoor films.  On Sunday, August 13, the film, Fences starring Denzel Washington will be shown at Beach 59th Street Playground at 8 p.m. On Sunday, August 20, at the Beach 94th Street Performance Space, Rock ‘N’ Roll High School will be shown at 8 p.m.

If you want to grab grub while watching a movie, Community House hosts Monday Movie Night. Every Monday at 8 p.m., they show a family-friendly movie in the beer garden. Kids under 12 eat free with the purchase of an entrée from an adult. The movies are rain or shine, as they also have a covered patio.

By Katie McFadden


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