The lawn at Hunter’s Point South Park has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind movie theater for a special series of summer screenings.
Titled CinemaLIC and organized by the Hunter’s Point Park Conservancy, the movie series will allow audiences to enjoy films on a 30-foot screen in front of incredible views of the Manhattan skyline from the Queens waterfront.
This past Sunday, the series kicked off with a screening of the 2019 live-action Lion King remake. Upcoming screenings will feature classic summer blockbusters, including Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark on August 26 and Jaws on September 12.
All screenings begin shortly after sundown (weather permitting) and admission is always free. Food and beverages are also available for purchase.
Now in its seventh year, the CinemaLIC series has become a favorite summertime activity for locals and visitors alike. Rob Basch, president of Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, is excited to invite audiences back into the park.
“It has been a challenging year-and-a-half, but nothing says summer in Long Island City better than an outdoor movie on the waterfront,” Basch said. “We look forward to seeing everyone’s smiling faces and our community coming together to enjoy some beautiful evenings.”
Founded in 1998, the Hunter’s Point Park Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and improving the LIC waterfront. The organization hosts free events throughout the year, including yoga classes, concerts, and children’s programming.
For more information on the screenings or the conservancy’s work, visit cinemalic.com or hunterspointparks.org.