Free Movies Around Long Island
Free Movies Around Long Island – Save Up for that Midnight Movie Madness or the Film Festival by Seeing Some Great Movies at places like your local public library. A few great multimedia presentations are also included as listings in this article.
Free Movies Around Long Island – Save Up for that Midnight Movie Madness or the Film Festival you are longing to attend this summer by Seeing Some Great Movies at places like your local public library. Light refreshments such as coffee or tea and cake or cookies are served at most programs, so, attendees might want to bring their own lunch or healthy snacks, like popcorn, to most events.
Under Our Skin, an exciting film about deer ticks, black-legged ticks, lone star ticks, and their way of giving us Lyme Disease, will be screened at the Smithtown Public Library, the Riverhead Public Library, and the Huntington Public Library, with availability for a screening at a location near you this August still possible. Under Our Skin is a free movie that really gets “under your skin”, and will both inform and slightly frighten general public audiences. Your organization can still host a screening of this memorably great public service announcement film this summer.
The Massapequa Public Library will be hosting several great free movies this summer, which include An Education, being screened on Thursday July 15th at 1:30 pm and 7 pm. On July 29th, It’s Complicated, a movie hit from 2009 and 2010, starring Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep, will be shown at 1:30 and 7 pm. Thursday, August 19th, The Lovely Bones, starring Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, and Marc Wahlberg will be shown to the public, free of charge. On July 9th, at 1:15 pm, a teen movie and craft program will occur at the library. There will also be a Wednesday 7 pm free movie shown on June 30th, July 28th, and August 25th – the last Wednesday of every month this summer, a special cinema presentation will be held at the Massapequa library.
The Hicksville Public Library will show free movies on Mondays at 1:30 pm this summer. June’s titles are, Did You Hear About the Morgans?, on June 14th, Julie and Julia on June 21st, and The Young Victoria, on June 28th.
The Bayville Public Library offers a free Friday craft presentation at 10:30 am and 2 pm, call 516-628-2765 for information on movie screenings being held this summer.
The Franklin Square Public Library hosts free movies on Thursdays at 2 pm. July’s titles are Hurt Locker on the 1st, Young Victoria on the 8th, Old Dogs on the 15th, Avatar on the 22nd, and Julie and Julia on the 29th. August’s titles are Everybody’s Fine on the 5th, Love Happens on the 12th, Time Traveler’s Wife on the 19th, and Adam on the 26th.The Poetry Group will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7pm. The Sing-Along with Irv will be held on Wed. Sept. 15th at 2 pm, for ages 2 – 6.
The Lynbrook Public Library hosts a free movie every Tuesday afternoon this summer at 2 pm. Call 516-599-8630 to learn the title of this week’s movie. Other programs include the Literary Club of Lynbrook, held at 1 pm on the 1st Monday of every month.
Be sure to call for reservations and registration for the free children’s movie program held at the Island Trees Public Library this summer, at 516-731-2211. Movies to be shown include The Princess and The Frog on Wednesday, June 30th at 3pm, Ponyo on Monday, July 12th at 3:30 pm, and Shark Tale on Tuesday, August 24th at 3:30 pm. A children’s sing-a-long will be hosted by Irv on Thursday, August 5th at 11 am. A free movie double feature will be shown on Friday, June 25th, for everyone, at 2 pm – the features are Out to Sea starring Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon and Overboard starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
The Mineola Public Library will show free movies at 6:30 pm on Thursday and 11 am on Friday throughout the summer. This summer’s titles include The Young Victoria, The Lovely Bones, It’s Complicated, Invictus, The Tempest, Extraordinary Measures, and Dear John. A children’s program, called A Cookie and A Movie, will be offered on June 10th at 3:30 pm, when Alice in Wonderland will be shown. A special multimedia travel presentation, Kayaking Travels, hosted by Nick DeNezzo, will be shown on Thursday, July 1st at 7 pm, when Wild Ponies at Assateague Island is presented, and on Thursday, July 29th at 7 pm when South Shore Gold Coast is presented to interested viewers.
The Farmingdale Public Library will be hosting a virtual free film festival of movies this summer, offerings in June include Lovely Bones and Lady Eve. In July, Crazy Heart, Harvey, and Invictus will be among the screenings shown at this fabulous library. August’s offerings include Bounty Hunter, Meet Me in Saint Louis, Ball of Fire, and Dear John – as well as a special program for Hallowe’en attraction organizers, Hauntings: A Study of Ghosts, which will be held free of charge on Thursday, August 19th at 7 pm.
The East Meadow Public Library is the setting for free movies this summer, and will be showing The Young Victoria on Friday, June 18th, and Sherlock Holmes on Friday, June 25th, both Fridays at 1 pm and 8 pm. Call 516-794-2570 for information on free Friday movies in July and August. On Monday, June 28th, the independent film, Food, Inc., will be shown at 7:30 pm, free of charge to the general public. On Tuesday, June 8th, at 1:30 pm, a special presentation, Dillinger will be hosted by Dr. Arthur Liebman.
The Jericho Public Library will be offering a special program, on Wednesday, the 9th of June, at 2pm, Hollywood and the Depression Years. There will also be two multimedia art lectures held here, on Tuesday, at 2pm – Changes in Women’s Fashions on June 22nd, and Diego and the Mexican Muralists on June 29th.
The Merrick Public Library is home to the Sizzling Summer Film Festival this summer, where free movies will be shown every Friday in July and August at 2 pm – movie titles to be announced. Invictus will be viewable by the general public on Friday, June 18th at 2 pm. The Long Island Writer’s Guild will meet June 15th, July 6th, and August 10th , these Thursdays at 7 pm.
The Garden City Public Library will host a Frank Sinatra tribute night, as performed by Jerry Cardone, on Wednesday, June 16th, at 8:00 pm. Free movies for all ages, the Family Movie, will be shown on Wed. June 30th and Wed July 28th at 7 pm, call 516-742-8405 for movie title, or to make a reservation to attend the Family Night Talent Show, being held on Wednesday, July 14th, at 7 pm.
The Floral Park Public Library also has free movies, and will be showing Crazy Heart on Monday, June 14th at 1:30 pm, and Avatar on Thursday, July 15th at 6:30 pm. Movie screenings for teens only, the Teen Movie Party, will be held on Tuesday July 13th, when New Moon will be shown, and Tuesday July 20th at 5:30 pm, these will be parties for high school students only – call 516-326-6330 for more information and reservations.
The North Babylon Public Library hosts a free movie Friday, with light refreshments at the screening every Friday at 1 pm.
The Deer Park Public Library hosts a free movie Thursday, where light refreshments are served, every Thursday, at 1 pm.
The Levittown Public Library will host a lecture and audio tribute to Ezio Pinza, opera singer, on Thursday, June 17th, as well as a regular Friday free movie at 2 pm and 7 pm this summer. The Young Victoria will be the feature for June 18th, and The Blind Side will be the movie shown on June 25th.
The Freeport Public Library is finishing its War and Peace video screening, hosted by Anthony Hopkins, the Time-Life series, screenings of parts of War and Peace will be held on June 15th (volumes 9 and 10), June 22nd (volumes 11 and 12), June 29th (volumes 13 and 14), and July 6th (voumes 15 – 20) at 1pm.
There is a Screenwriter Discussion group every other Monday at the Cinema Arts Center of Huntington that is free for all screenwriters, held at 7:30 pm in the CAC Sky Room. This summer’s meetings will be held at June 7th, June 21st, July 5th, and future dates will be announced. The Cinema Arts Center is one of those places that hosts film festivals on a weekly basis, ticket prices usually range from $12 – $25 per event, and are almost always fantastic, if not mind-bogglingly thought-provoking.
For those of you who are more daring, and want to market your movie ideas, or your favorite Free Film Festival from home, a free breakfast, lunch, or dinner presentation will be held by Stores On-Line this June at four separate locations on Long Island. On Wednesday, June 16th, at the Melville Marriott Long Island, and Thursday June 17th, or, Friday, June 18th, at the Sheraton Long Island in Smithtown the presentations will be held at 12 noon and 6 pm. On Saturday, June 18th, the presentation will be held at 9:00 am and 12 noon at the Marriott Islandia Long Island. Call 1-800-441-4859 in order to make your reservation.
For more great ideas on where to go this summer, read this article again. You might find a few surprises.
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Let us not forget the Hofstra Italian Festival, to be held on the last Sunday of the summer, on September 19th, between 11 am and 5 pm. There’s live entertainment, food, and a lot of excellent entertainment hosted at this event on the Hofstra University campus, for $0 – $10.