Outdoor Movies to See This Summer in the Hudson Valley | Cinema | Hudson Valley

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  • John Morzen
  • An Outdoor Movie Night at Bannerman Island in 2019

Whether you’re looking for something to do this summer alone, with friends, a significant other, or with the whole family, an outdoor movie night is always a crowd pleaser. Beyond the slate of drive-in theaters in the area, there are pop-up movie events throughout the Hudson Valley for summer 2022. Some of those showings include nights with a cruise, concerts, and shows. meetings with mixologists and chefs to make an unforgettable experience for all your senses. Plus, there are plenty of options for home movies near you.

This summer, the City of Kingston is joining its popular Movies under the Stars event with another summer series titled Music in the park for some events from July 9 to August 20. In the parks of Kingston, they will host concerts or presentations followed by a film. Kicking off the series on July 9 at 7 p.m. at the Academy Green Park, there will be a jazz concert by the band The perfect place followed by a screening of the animated film Soul. On July 30, the City of Kingston will present a presentation and film by Stephen Blauweiss entitled History of the Rondout yesterday and today. On August 5 at Dietz Stadium, the city will screen the film Cool races at 8:30 p.m. On August 12 at 7 p.m. in Hutton Park, there will be a Latin pop concert with Allessandra, followed by the film Encanto at 8:30 p.m. All events are free to the public.

This summer, from July to September, the Bannerman’s Castle Trust hosts movie nights every other Friday on Bannerman Island. The events will last two hours and include a cruise from the Beacon Waterfront to the Island with a film in the shadow of Bannerman’s Castle. Two boats will depart for each movie night, one at 5 p.m. and one at 6 p.m. The first boat departing will include a tour of the island for attendees and the second boat will offer a lecture on the island. On the island, there’s a gift shop and concession stand with candy, popcorn, water, and drinks to enjoy during the movie. This summer they present The princess to be married (July, 1st), National Lampoon’s Animal House (July 15th), The great Lebowski (5 August), Mrs X (August 19), Little Shop of Horrors (September 2), Young Frankenstein (September 23) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (September 30).

From July 1 to October 28, Del roadside and Upstate Movies team up for the second annual Hudson Valley Picture Show, a traveling film festival under the stars. Set throughout the Hudson Valley, the film series will feature features at iconic locations in Saugerties, Rhinebeck, Kingston, Catskill, Hudson, and more. The festival will open at 8 p.m. Opus 40 in Saugerties with Monty Python & The Holy Grail: The Singalong Version on July 1, the next day they will play Dizzy and confused. On July 8, the festival will take place at Del’s Roadside in Rhinebeck with the film The rapidity. July 16, Marcel the shell with shoes to old dutch church in Kingston at 7 p.m. On July 22 at 7:45 p.m. the festival will present Moonrise Kingdom at school at Kinderhook. To close July, they will play Miracles On Montgomery: The Climax of Upstate Films’ First 50 Years, a series of shorts and other favorites played by Upstate Films since their debut. After that, they will continue to show a range of films until the end of October.

Beginning at sunset under the Footbridge over the Hudson at Upper Landing Park, attendees can choose from four films this summer. The 1984 interpretation of ghost hunters (June 25), Sing 2 (July 9th), Spider-Man: No Coming Home (July 23), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (August 6). From approximately 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., the event is completely free, although registration is required. Participants are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to use during the film.

Boondocks Film Society | Hudson Valley, Berkshires, Litchfield Hills

The Boondocks Film Society is a non-profit pop-up film event series set in the Litchfield Hills, Berkshires and Hudson Valley. Participants not only enjoy a good movie, but also drinks and dinner. For their upcoming events, Boondocks Film Society will have a mixologist on hand to prepare themed cocktails, a chef to prepare a themed menu, and a commemorative poster. Their upcoming recently announced an event July 14 from 7:30 p.m. there will be a screening of the film hot and humid american summer accompanied by music and 80s-inspired cocktails at the Gedney Farm. The themed cocktails will be prepared by mixologist Towle Lenox and the evening menu is created by chef Taven Barrera. The sequel will be moon paper August 12 at Southern Farms and Memory at Tourists. Follow them on Instagram for more information on upcoming screenings.

From June 30, the town of Newburgh holds its annual film festival at the Urban Park Safe Harbors Green. Events begin at 7:30 p.m. and movies will begin at sunset (approximately 8:30 p.m.). The festival is completely free for all attendees and popcorn is provided. Attendants are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to set up on the lawn. Films will take place every Thursday evening from the end of June to the beginning of August. The films shown are Encanto (June 30th), Spiderman: No Coming Home (July 7), Lucas (July 14th), King Richard: Venus and Serena’s Story (July 21), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (July 28) and space jam (August 4).

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