It's outdoor movie season

outdoor movie Empire State Plaza 2012

The ESP outdoor movie series is now in West Capitol Park. (This is an old file photo from 2012.)

Well, presumably, all of summer should probably be considered outdoor movie season, but for whatever reason movie-outside events tend to happen in greater numbers around here in August. And so it is again.

A handful that are popping up, starting up, or continuing -- including three this week...

This is not a comprehensive listing of these sorts of events. (We're guessing there a handful of one-offs here and there.) If you have one to add, please mention it in the comments.

Capitol Park After Dark

The Capitol Park After Dark series is part of the summer programming at the Empire State Plaza. It shows movies in West Capitol Park (it's the park between the Capitol and the Smith Building) on Wednesday nights.

The movies start at 8 pm, and there's free popcorn. Bring a chair or blanket.

August 15: Out of the Past

August 22 Vertigo

August 29 West Side Story

August 16: UAlbany Community Appreciation Night

The UAlbany Athletic Department is hosting a Community Appreciation Night at Casey Stadium. Starting at 6:30 pm there will be "a number of sport-related activities on Bob Ford Field such as field goal kicks, basketball shooting contest, agility drills, penalty kicks, volleyball, lacrosse, and field hockey instruction from current UAlbany student-athletes and coaches."

Then around 8 pm there will be a screening Moana on the stadium video board.

Admission is free, but UAlbany does ask that people register.

Movies Under the Stars

Movies Under the Stars is a collaboration of the Albany Public Library, Christ's Church Albany, the Helderberg Neighborhood Association, the Lark Street BID, and the Pine Hills Improvement Group/Pine Hills Neighborhood Association.

Each event starts at 7:30 pm with live music, family activities, snacks, and drinks. Then the movie starts at 8:30 pm. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket.

August 17: The Last Jedi at Sage College of Albany

September 7: Wonder Woman in Washington Park (parade ground)

September 21: Beauty & the Beast (animated) at Sage College of Albany

Bites Camera Action

The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District's Bites Camera Action series is continuing later into August because of rescheduling. It shows movies Monday evenings on the large video boards outside the TU Center. South Pearl Street is shut down between Beaver and Hudson at 6:30 pm for activities. Films from YouthFX start showing at 7 pm, and then the movies start at 7:30 pm.

August 20: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

August 27: Guardians of the Galaxy

AOA is media sponsor of Capitol Park After Dark.

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