Thursday, June 24, 2010

New York City Outdoor Summer Movies Come To Roosevelt Island This Weekend - Watch Spiderman Save Tram Passengers From Green Goblin

On a day not very long ago, a normal ride on the Roosevelt Island Tram was interrupted by an attack from the Green Goblin. Then, out of nowhere comes Spiderman to the rescue of Tram passengers dangling out over the East River.

Do you want to know what happens next or do you already know and want to see it again? If so, come to opening night of the 2010 Roosevelt Island Summer Outdoor Movie Series featuring movies shot on Roosevelt Island and watch the first Spiderman with your friends and neighbors.

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp. (RIOC) Community Relations Specialist Erica Wilder invites you to a showing of Spiderman this Saturday, June 26 at Firefighter's Field:
Hello Everyone,

Summer is finally here! We are excited to present our annual Free Outdoor Movie Series starting this Saturday, June 26th at Firefighters Field. Thie series will feature movies filmed over the years on Roosevelt Island commemorating the 40th anniversary of the signing of the General Development Plan for the R.I. community.

Our first feature film will be "Spiderman". Films will begin at dusk- 8:30 PM (8:05 PM for screenings in August), but patrons are invited to come at 7 PM and enjoy great pre-show music, entertainment and food for purchase. So, Bring your family and friends, lawn chairs & blankets, and enjoy a fantastic evening at Firefighters Field!

Future movies and show dates:

Saturday, July 10th- Zoolander
Saturday, July 24th- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Saturday, August 7th- Conspiracy Theory
Monday, August 21st- Nighthawks

In the event of rain, movies will be rescheduled for the following week depending on the weather. Please check our website for rain dates and additional information on each movie.

Hope to see you there!
This is pretty cool. Watch how the Roosevelt Island Tram Station, miniaturized and reduced to 1/8th scale of its size, was blown up for the Spiderman movie.

You Tube video of Roosevelt Island Tram Station Spiderman Explosion

According to GMDFX:
SPIDERMAN 1 Miniature shoot in 2001, 1/8th scale model of Roosevelt Island tram station in New York.
Scene: chase sequence between the Green goblin and Spiderman
Event: Green Goblin launches a missile from his rocket sled, Spiderman evades, missile hits tram station
Resulting in a HUGE Explosion courtesy of Richard Helmer.
Here's the rest of the Roosevelt Island Outdoor Summer Movie Series Schedule.

UPDATE 7/9 - Received the following notice from RIOC that Saturday's outdoor movie showing of Zoolander has been postponed until Sunday 18 due to inclement weather forecast.
Please be advised due to the weather forecast of heavy rain and thunderstorms for Saturday, tomorrow evening's feature Outdoor Movie "Zoolander" has been rescheduled to next Sunday, July 18th at Firefighters Field beginning at 7 PM.


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group


Anonymous said...

RIOC announced that Lighthouse Park will be closed on Saturday, June 26th for a private event. Has that ever happened before?

Walter Tully said...

I love Spiderman and its movie adaptations! It would be a best chance to show my cousins about my fandom on comic book heroes. I'm an occasional viewer of outdoor movies due to the family-friendly goodness it gives. It totally brings the family (and friends) together. The same goes for a good summer concert. Denver, where we currently live, has a lot of interesting line up of activities that can ease your stress. With summer events (Denver), you'll not only have fun with your friends, you'll also learn new things that will be beneficial for socializing.