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Movies Under the Stars 2016

Presented by the City of Hoboken,
Projected Images of Hudson County,
The Hudson County Division of
Cultural & Heritage Affairs
and Apple Montessori Schools

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.

Map and Directions | How to get to 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.

Monday Aug. 29th, 2016
Last outdoor movie screening of the summer
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
at Mama Johnson Field
4th & Jackson St., Movie starts at 8pm
Bring a blanket or low back chair
Block party begins at 4pm

 

Schedule for 2016

Wed. June 8 –  Creed (2015), 2h 13 min., PG-13; Golden Globe winner for Best Supporting Actor, Sylvester Stallone, returns as Rocky Balboa. Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing. Adonis wasn’t born until after his father’s death and wants to follow his footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and former friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. With Rocky’s help they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father. But whether he is a true fighter remains to be seen.

Wed. June 15 –  Joy (2015), 2h 4 min., Rated PG-13; Golden Globe winner for Best Actress, Jennifer Lawrence, stars as Joy along with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and more. Joy has always been fascinated by creating things, but the lack of practical support has led to others making fortunes on ideas she had come up. Feeling buried by her life and despite being broke, Joy decides to make some changes in her life, and expects the unquestioning support of her family. Those changes include manufacturing a new product of her design. What she chooses this time around is a self-wringing mop. Joy battles the narrow minds of business executives marketing her product, find a way to get it into the homes of the American public in one fell swoop and battle a troublesome legal issue.

Wed. June 22 –  Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), 135 min., Rated PG-13; Academy Awards nominee for Best Visual Effects, Sound Editing & Mixing, Music and winner of the BAFTA for Best Visual Effects brings together the original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. Thirty years ago the Empire was defeated and now a new threat, the First Order has risen from the ashes of the Empire. A scavenger called Rey has come into contact with a droid that contains a map to the legendary Luke Skywalker, who has vanished. Rey and a rogue stormtrooper called Finn find themselves in a monumental conflict between good and evil, that will see faces old and new.

Wed. June 29 –  The Big Short (2015), 2h 10 min., Rated R; Academy Award winner for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay all-star cast includes Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling Steve Carell, Marisa Tomei and more. The true story of a handful of investors who bet against the US mortgage market in 2006-7. Through their own research they discovered that the US mortgage backed securities market was a bubble about to burst, and they invested accordingly. What they didn’t initially know was how structurally flawed the MBS system was, the level of corruption in the market…and the impact on the average person when the bubble burst. 

Wed. July 13 –  The Martian (2015), 2h 24min., Rated PG-13; Golden Globe winner for Best Motion Picture and Best Actor, Matt Damon, stars as Astronaut Mark Watney who is presumed dead after a fierce storm during a manned mission to Mars and left behind by his crew. Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.
7:30pm  – Performance by singer  / songwriter  Mya Hansen 

Wed. July 20 –  Brooklyn (2015), 111 min. Rated PG-13. Nominated for Best Picture of the Year, Best Actress and Best Screenplay by the Academy Awards and Best Actress by the Golden Globes, Saoirse Ronan stars as an Irish Immigrant landing in 1950s Brooklyn. She quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within

Mon. July 25 –  Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Mama Johnson Field 4th St. bet Jackson & Harrison St.

Wed. July 27 –  Jurassic World (2015), 2h 4 min., Rated PG-13; Winner of the Hollywood Film Awards for Best Visual Effects and nominated by the MTV Movie Awards for Movie of the Year, stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park’s newest attraction, a genetically modified giant stealth-killing machine, escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.
7:30pm  – Performance by singer  / songwriter  Mya Hansen 

Wed. August 3 –  Minions (2015), 91 min. Rated PG. Nominated for Best Animated Film by the BAFTA Awards, the Academy of Science Fistion, Fantasy & Horror Films and more, is voiced by an all-star cast including, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton and more. Ever since the dawn of time, the Minions have lived to serve the most despicable of masters. Protective leader Kevin, teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world. Join Kevin, Stuart and Bob as they try to stop this villain and save all of Minionkind…from annihilation.
7pm – My Gym Hoboken will start the night with a free demo for children!

Wed. August 10 – The Peanuts Movie (2015), 1h 28 min., Rated GGolden Globe nominee for Best Motion Picture, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, in state of the art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.
7pm – Preschool of Rock will start the night with a musical performance for the whole family!
 
Wed. August 17 – Inside Out (2015), 95 min., Rated PG; Academy Awards and Golden Globe winner for Best Animated Feature Film, is a story about when young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Guided by Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness are all the emotions that live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind. As they help her advise her through everyday life, turmoil ensues. Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive as the emotion conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.
7pm – My Gym Hoboken will start the night with a free demo for children!

 

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 2016

Title Sponsor: Apple Montessori Schools

GOLD: The Applied Companies, BurgissSuez Water,
 Projected Images of Hudson County and Naked Juice

SILVER: My Gym HobokenMuller Insurance & Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

BRONZE: Halstead Property New Jersey, Hoboken Radiology,
Singleton Galmann Realty, Anthony DavidsShop Rite of Hoboken and DeRuggierio, Inc. Realtors and Hoboken Family Alliance

Additional Support provided by: Haven Savings Bank, Urban Arts, Capital One Bank, Liberty Realty, State Farm Insurance, Hudson Reporter, Monroe Street Movement Space, Walgreens, Ben & Jerry’s and Keller Williams City Life Realty

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movie Schedule 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.” 

Wed. August 5 –  Cinderella (1950), 74 min. Original animated feature. Unfortunately, the 2015 live action, feature film Cinderella was pulled from circulation.  In its place, we will be showing the Disney animated version from 1950. Cinderella is living happily with her mother & father until her mother dies. Cinderella’s father remarries a cold, cruel woman who has two nasty daughters. When the father dies, Cinderella’s wicked stepmother turns her into a virtual servant in her own house. Meanwhile, the King of the kingdom, determines that his son, the Prince, should find a suitable bride & invites every eligible maiden in the kingdom to a fancy dress ball, where his son will be able to choose his bride. Cinderella has no suitable party dress for a ball, but her friends, the mice & the birds, lend a hand in making her one, a dress the evil stepsisters immediately tear apart on the evening of the ball. At this point, enter the Fairy Godmother, the pumpkin carriage, the royal ball, the stroke of midnight, the glass slipper, & the rest, as they say, is fairy tale history.
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 PGStars 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!
Wed. August 19 – Frozen (2013), 102 min., Rated PG
Stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff. The newly crowned Queen Elsa, who secretly was born with the power to create ice and snow,  accidentally sets off an eternal winter that she can’t stop, fears she’s becoming a monster that no one can stop. Her sister, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to find her sister and save the kingdom of Arendelle from the eternal winter.

 

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

GOLD: The Applied Companies, BurgissUnited Water, and Projected Images of Hudson County

SILVER: My Gym Hoboken, Muller Insurance & Bright Horizons

BRONZE: Bijou Properties, CarePoint HealthHalstead Property New Jersey, Hoboken Family Alliance, Hoboken RadiologySingleton Galmann Realty, & Shop Rite of Hoboken

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.