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Posted on: June 14, 2019

[ARCHIVED] The Roosevelt Island Summer Movie Series is back!

2019 Summer Movie Series Poster

The smash hit SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE kicks off The Roosevelt Island Summer Movie Series on June 21, 2019 at Southpoint Park, located south of the Tram and Cornell Tech. Admission to all movies is free, but food vendors will be on site to help make this unique movie experience even more enjoyable. Pre-movie festivities begin at 7:00 P.M. with the actual movie being shown at sunset. We encourage visitors to arrive early and bring their own blankets and lawn chairs.

“Our movies are a great way for families and friends to enjoy a night on the Island under the stars,” said Susan Rosenthal, the CEO of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) which has produced the event for the past 11 years.

Getting to Roosevelt Island

Take the iconic Roosevelt Island Tram, the new NYC Ferry Astoria line, or the F-train to Roosevelt Island, and then walk to Southpoint Park. Motorists can access the Island from the intersection of Vernon Avenue and 36th Street in Astoria, travel across the Roosevelt Island Bridge, park at the Motorgate garage and take a free Red Bus to Southpoint Park.

The 2019 RI Summer Movies Series dates are:

• Friday, June 21: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse

• Friday, July 12: Crazy Rich Asians

• Friday, July 26: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

• Saturday, July 27: Captain Marvel

• Friday, August 2: Ready Player One

• Friday, August 23: Clueless

Possible rain dates: July 19, August 9 and August 30. See the attached poster for details.

Please contact Jessica Murray, RIOC Community Affairs Department at 212.832.4540 or for more information about possible sponsorship opportunities.

To keep updated on everything that’s happening on Roosevelt Island, please sign up for RIOC Advisories by clicking here: You can also follow us on Facebook: or on Twitter: @RIOCny

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