Movies Under the Stars 2012 Schedule

Hoboken, NJ - Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

FREE outdoor movie screenings take place on Wednesday nights at Pier A Park, overlooking the beautiful Manhattan Skyline, located on First Street and Frank Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Movies begin at 9:00 pm in June and July and around at 8:15 pm in August, unless otherwise noted below. For the best seating, come early and bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chair. You may bring a picnic, but alcohol consumption is not permitted and subject to a fine. Schedules are subject to change. In case of heavy rain, film presentation will be canceled. Canceled films will be rescheduled on Aug. 15 and Aug. 22 beginning at 9:30pm following the regularly scheduled film at 8:15pm.

Schedule for 2012

June 13 –  Money Ball (9:00pm) Rated PG-13, 133 minutes
Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Brad Pitt), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill); also starring Robin Wright and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Oakland A’s general manager, Billy Beane, attempts to put together a baseball club on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

June 20 – Casablanca (9:00pm) 1942, Rated PG, 102 minutes
Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, and winner of 3, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay; stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henried, Claude Rains, Dooly Wilson, and Peter Lorre. Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II, an American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

June 27 –  Hugo (9:00pm) Rated PG, 126 Minutes
Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (Martin Scorsese); winner of 5 Oscars, including Art Direction, Cinematography, and Visual Effects. Starring Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Christopher Lee. Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He fixes clocks and other gadgets, a skill learned from his father. The only connection he has left to his father is an automaton that doesn’t work. On his adventures, he meets a cranky old man who works in the train station, and the man’s adventure-seeking god-daughter–both who have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton.

July 11 –  Bridesmaids (9:00pm) Rated R, 125 minutes
Nominated for 2 Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (Melissa McCarthy); also starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph,  Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Ellie Kemper. Annie is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian, and a group of colorful bridesmaids on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie’s life is a mess. Though lovelorn and broke, she bluffs her way through expensive wedding rituals. Competition between Annie and one of the bridesmaids, over who’s the bride’s best friend, threatens to upend her life. With one chance to get it perfect, Annie shows Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far she’ll go for someone she loves.

July 18 –  The Artist (9:00pm) Rated PG-13, 100 minutes
Winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Michel Hazanavicius), and Best Director (Jean Dujardin); also starring Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, and Malcolm McDowell. It’s Hollywood, 1927. As silent movie star, George Valentin, wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

July 25 – The Help (9:00pm) Rated PG-13; 146 minutes
Nominated for 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Viola Davis), and winner for Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer); also starring Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, and Sissy Spacek. During the peak of the 1960s civil rights movement, an aspiring author decides to write a book, gathering stories from local, African-American maids; the book unveils secrets about white employers, as well as describes the maids’ daily hardships.

Aug. 1 – There will be no movie screening tonight.

Aug. 8 – Toy Story 3 (8:15pm) Rated G, 
Academy Award for Best Animated Film 2010; 103 minutes
Academy Award winner for Best Animated Film in 2010; starring the voices of  Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, and Don Rickles. Right before Andy leaves for college, the toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic. It’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home.

Aug. 15 – Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory  (8:00pm) 1971,
Rated G, 100 minutes

Stars Gene Wilder and Jack Albertson. The world is astounded when Willy Wonka, for years a recluse in his factory, announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of his factory, shown all the secrets of his amazing candy, and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate.

Aug. 22 – Wizard of Oz (8:00pm) 1939 – 101 minutes;  (not rated)
Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Cinematography; winner of Best Musical Score and Best Song (Over the Rainbow). Stars: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Frank Morgan, Bert Lehr, Jack Haley, Margaret Hamilton, and Billie Burke. Based on the popular stories of L. Frank Baum, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are caught in the path of a tornado–causing them to end up in the land of Oz. Here, she makes friends and overcomes foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz–whom everyone says can help her return home.


A Big Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors

Title Sponsors: Projected Images of Hudson County
and the Hudson County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs

GOLD Sponsors: The Applied Companies, United Water, P.R.omotion! and The Shannon

SILVER Sponsors: Shop Rite of HobokenThe Burgiss Group
and State Farm Insurance

Additional Support provided by:
Singleton Galmann RealtyMy GymWells FargoBijou Properties

This program is made possible in part by funds from The New Jersey State Council
on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of The National Endowment for
the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs,
Thomas A. Degise, County Executive and The Board of Chosen Freeholders.

To become a sponsor or for further information,
please call Geri Fallo at (201) 420-2207.

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