Outdoor movie series are a thriving summer tradition on Roosevelt Island and this Friday’s showing of the superhero blockbuster Black Panther will be our biggest ever.
The Roosevelt Island Summer Movie Series, which kicked off June 22 at the Island’s Southpoint Park, is free admission and includes contests and prizes, food vendors; a state-of-the-art sound system, pre-movie music, and a 40-foot-premium screen.
Black Panther festivities – food trucks, games and raffles - begin at 7 p.m. August 3; the movie starts at sunset. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Pets are welcome.
Movie series visitors are encouraged to 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.