Roosevelt Island 2014 Summer Outdoor Movie Series At Southpoint Begins June 28 With Disney Flick Frozen - Theme For This Year Is Heroes,Here's The Schedule - UPDATE, MOVIE LOCATION MOVED TO FIREFIGHTERS FIELD
Image Of 2012 Roosevelt Island Southpoint Park Movie Showing of Captain America By Irina Hage
According to Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Charlene Indelicato, the Roosevelt Island 2014 Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Southpoint Park starts Saturday June 28 with the showing of the Disney animated movie Frozen. Ms. Indelicato reports:
Summer Movie SeriesThe RIOC Board approved Rooftop Films as the vendor for the Soutpoint Park Outdoor Movie Series during May 15 Directors Meeting (full web cast of meeting is here). According to this April 25, 2014 RIOC Staff Memorandum to the RIOC Board:
RIOC’s annual Outdoor Summer Movie Series will begin on Saturday, June 28 with a screening of Disney’s hit animated film Frozen. This year’s theme is “Heroes,” focusing on characters who overcome impossible odds. The planned screening schedule is as follows:
Saturday, June 28: Frozen
Friday, July 11: Thor: The Dark World
Saturday, July 12: The Avengers
Saturday, July 26: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Saturday, August 9: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Saturday, August 23: Goldfinger
This year, the Roosevelt Island Outdoor Movie Series will be entering into its 7th year and has become a popular annual favorite of the Roosevelt Island community. This much-loved tradition has brought together crowds of as many as 700 people to watch movies together under the stars. The size and nature of these events calls for a spacious, open and attractive site, and the events have taken place at several different locations over the years. Screenings originally took place at the southernmost tip of the island (now Four Freedoms Park), Firefighters Field and most recently, the newly redesigned Southpoint open space. As one of the first events to take place in this location, the Movie Series has paved the way for more programming in this community space....The full memorandum with complete details is here.
...Based on the fact that Rooftop Films were the only bid submitted combined with their favorable pricing, prior experience, and flawless service provided for the past three years at the Roosevelt Island Outdoor Movie Series event, it is recommended that the contract be awarded to Rooftop Films for the amount of $12,500/per year...
UPDATE 6/1 - From RIOC:
UPDATE 7/24 - According to RIOC:
The location of the RIOC Summer Outdoor Movie Series has changed. The remaining three movies will be shown at Firefighter's Field on Saturday, July 26th; Saturday, August 9th; and Saturday, August 23rd. Shuttle service for seniors and those with limited mobility will not be provided; however, the Red Bus will make stops at the R.I. Senior Center and at Firefighter's Field as part of its regular service. Please see the attached poster for scheduled movies and rain date information, or visit our website at http://rioc.ny.gov .
Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group