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Outdoor Movie Nights Return to Hunters Point Waterfront Thursday

The 2022 outdoor movie series–known as CinemaLIC–begins Thursday night at the Hunters Point waterfront with the screening of Black Panther (Photo: Movie-goers at CinemaLIC in 2019, courtesy of Jessica Sechrist)

July 13, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A series of outdoor movie nights will kick off at the Hunters Point waterfront Thursday – with the Academy award-winning film Black Panther starting off the 2022 season.

The free movies, known as CinemaLIC, will be displayed on a state-of-the-art, 30-foot inflatable screen at Hunters Point South Park. The Manhattan skyline will provide a spectacular backdrop.

Now in its eighth year, CinemaLIC will feature four separate screenings in this year’s season. Black Panther gets the series underway on July 14 followed by the James Bond film Skyfall on Aug. 6.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be shown on Aug. 27 with Disney’s Encanto closing out the series on Sep. 9.

The films are all free to view and the park will be open to the public. All movies begin shortly after sunset.

The movie series is being organized by the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy (HPPC), a volunteer group that oversees events and helps with the upkeep of the park.

Rob Basch, president of the HPPC, said the waterfront park offers one of the best outdoor movie experiences in the city given its spacious setting and stunning views.

“We look forward to seeing hundreds of smiling faces enjoying our eighth year of movies,” Basch said. “Thank you to our sponsors and parks staff for helping make this happen.”

Movie-goers pictured attending CinemaLIC in 2019 (Photo provided by Jessica Sechrist)

This year’s sponsors include real estate firm Nestseekers, the Gotham Organization and Shibley Day Camp Center, which is based in Long Island.

Basch said that food and beverages will be available to purchase at Ottomanelli’s, the park’s outdoor café long known as LIC Landing.

Alcoholic beverages purchased at LIC Landing must be consumed on its premises and are not permitted inside the park.

The websites and will provide updates on any weather-related changes to the schedule.

The screening dates are listed below:

July 14 — Black Panther
Aug. 6 — Skyfall
Aug. 27– Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Sep. 9 — Encanto

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