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Posted on: June 15, 2021

City of Newburgh to host 2021 Summer Film Festival

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The City of Newburgh is pleased to launch a series of drive-in movie experiences for residents this Summer. Each Thursday evening beginning June 24 through the end of July, at sundown (usually around 8:30pm), people are invited to showings of family-friendly films in the Ann Street parking lot (116 Washington Street). People who wish to walk-in are welcome to attend and will be given designated spaces for their group. A schedule of films is as follows: 

June 24           Toy Story 4

July 1              Sonic the Hedgehog

July 8              Shrek

July 15            Cool Runnings

July 22            The Wiz

July 29            Onward


Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis as the parking lot may reach capacity. Attendees may begin to arrive to the lot by 7:30 p.m. to claim a space. 

Movies are dependent on distribution availability and are subject to change. These events are highly contingent on weather conditions. In the case of inclement weather, the evening’s film will be cancelled. Group size is dependent upon seating capacity of vehicles and walk-in group capacity is set at 8 people per group. Attendees are welcome to bring chairs.

Upon arriving, attendees will be directed to parking or seating spaces and will receive instructions on audio features as well as rules for social distancing and use of masks. 

  • Participants may not leave their vehicle other than to switch seats.
  • Please use the restroom before leaving home. Restrooms will not be available. 
  • Attendees are welcome to bring snacks but please dispose of trash appropriately. 

In addition to the movie series, the City has launched other Summer recreation opportunities for residents. The Planning & Development Department is coordinating the Slow Streets initiative, a pattern of selected street closures in each ward to give residents access to expanded outdoor space right outside their front doors, as well as the Summer Outdoor Fitness classes, which provides outdoor Pilates, Zumba and Yoga classes free of charge at the amphitheater in Downing Park. Also, the Cities RISE grant made funding available for groups to facilitate local community cleanups. Learn more on the City of Newburgh website at www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov.

This film festival is funded through the City of Newburgh Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

For program inquiries, please contact Alexandra Church, City of Newburgh Director of Planning and Development, or Ellen Fillo, City of Newburgh Director of Community Development at 845-569-9400.

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