Friday, July 23, 2010

Cowabunga Dude - Roosevelt Island Outdoor Movie Series Presents Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles At Firefighters Field On Saturday July 24 - Awesome!

The Roosevelt Island Outdoor Movie Series continues on Saturday, July 24 with the showing of our favorite half shelf heroes, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Firefighters Field beginning at approximately 8:30 PM.

Image of Zoolander Outdoor Movie Showing Last Sunday At Firefighters Field

The theme of this year's outdoor movie showings are films that were shot on Roosevelt Island. What is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles connection to Roosevelt Island? According to Tucher Photo:
... Island Hospital on the island, presently known as Roosevelt Island and located in the East River between Manhattan and Queens, was designed by architect James Renwick, Jr. in the Second Empire style (the first public building in the style in the United States). It was opened in 1860. It has a notorious reputation and a varied past, and has seen its share of demolition and renovation. It has been used by various tenants in its many structures, and has even been used as a set for one scene in the movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (with Island Hospital displayed prominently in the background),...