Movies Under the Stars 2015
Presented by the City of Hoboken,
Projected Images of Hudson County,
The Hudson County Division of
Cultural & Heritage Affairs
and Astrahealth Urgent Care Centers
These FREE Outdoor Movie Screenings take place at Pier A Park, overlooking the beautiful Manhattan Skyline, located on First St. 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. Also, Assisted listening devices will be available upon request. Must call 201-420-2207 with 3 weeks notice
New Schedule for 2015
Wed. June 10 – Ocean’s 11 (1960), 127 min., Unrated; In Celebration of the Sinatra Centennial, featuring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., & Peter Lawford. Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night.
Wed. June 17 – The Theory of Everything (2014), 123 min., Rated PG-13, Nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including best picture, actor & actress. Starring Academy Award & Golden Globe winner for best actor, Eddie Redmayne. Also starring Felicity Jones & Tom Prior. The story of the most brilliant & celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, & wife Jane Wilde, the arts student he fell in love with while studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Little was expected of Hawking, who was given just 2 years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at age 21. He became galvanized by the love of Jane Wilde and went on to be called the successor to Einstein.
Wed. June 24 – The Imitation Game (2014), 114 min., Rated PG-13
Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including best picture, actor & director. Winner best adapted screenplay. Nominated for 5 Golden Globes, including best picture & actor. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley & Matthew Goode. Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.
Wed. July 8 – Saving Mr. Banks (2013), 125 min., Rated PG-13
Starring Golden Globe nominee for Best Actress, Emma Thompson. Also starring Tom Hanks. In Walt Disney’s 20 year quest to obtain the rights to Mary Poppins, he comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling, P.L.Travers reluctantly agrees to go to L.A. to hear Disney’s plans, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.
Wed. July 15 – Birdman (2014), 119 min., Rated R; Winner of 4 Oscars, including Best Picture. Starring Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis,
& Edward Norton. Micheal Keaton plays former “Birdman” Riggen Thompson, who is trying to shake the association of himself with the Birdman, by branching out artisticly and directing starring in and co producing his very own Broadway show. Throughout the film Riggen battles the voice of the Birdman to make sure that he can pull of this play despite the many troubles encountered during the preview showings. With an an eccentric cast of characters including a pretentious actor and Riggen’s fresh out of rehab daughter, he is able to confront his demons and put on a show no one will forget.
Wed. July 22 – The Manchurian Candidate (1962), 126 min. Directed by John Frankenheimer,
Starring Frank Sinatra, Lawrence Harvey, Angela Landsbury & Janet Leigh
The premise of the film is the brainwashing of the son of a prominent right-wing political family as an unwitting assassin in an international communist conspiracy. Major Bennett Marco, Sergeant Raymond Shaw, and the rest of their infantry platoon are kidnapped during the Korean War in 1952. They are taken to Manchuria, and are brainwashed to believe that Shaw saved their lives in combat — for which Congress awards him the Medal of Honor. Years after the war, Marco, now back in the United States working as an intelligence officer, begins suffering the recurring nightmare of Shaw murdering two of his comrades, all while clinically observed by Chinese and Sovietintelligence officials. When Marco learns that another soldier from the platoon also has been suffering the same nightmare, he sets to uncovering the mystery and its meaning.
Wed. July 29 – Big Hero 6 (2014), 102 min., Rated PG; Academy Award Winner for Best Animated Feature Film.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.”
7pm – My Gym Hoboken will start the night with a free demo for children!
Wed. August 12 – How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), 102 min., Rated PG; Stars Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill and more. When Hiccup and toothles discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
7pm – Preschool of Rock will start the night with a musical performance for the whole family!
Schedules are subject to change.
In case of heavy rain, film presentation will be canceled.
Assisted listening devices available upon request with 3 weeks advance notice.
For further information call Geri Fallo (201) 420-2207.
A Big Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors for 2015
Title Sponsor: Astrahealth Centers
Additional Support provided by: Brasserie de Paris, Walgreens, Capital One Bank, Haven Savings Bank, Keller Williams City Life Realty, Rush Cycling, Hudson Reporter, Monroe Street Movement Space, State Farm Insurance & the Hoboken Elks Lodge 74
These programs are 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 please call Geri Fallo at (201) 420-2207.