Bites, Camera, Action kicking off June 18

ALBANY — The Bites Camera Action free outdoor summer movie series is making a comeback.

The series kicks off June 18 and runs for six consecutive Friday evenings, through July 23. This year’s series will take place on the lawn at the H. Carl McCall State University of New York Administration Building, the iconic former D&H Railroad Headquarters, at 353 Broadway in downtown Albany.

“We are thrilled to bring the Bites Camera Action movie series to this beautiful location,” said Georgette Steffens, Executive Director of the Downtown Albany BID. “The H. Carl McCall Building and the State Street view in the background combine to provide a totally unique movie-going atmosphere, highlighting Downtown’s incredible history and architecture. After more than a year of primarily virtual events, we are excited to safely gather with friends and neighbors at this spectacular space for a new twist on a classic summer experience. Downtown is open for business and we encourage attendees to pair these films with great meals from nearby local businesses.”

Bites Camera Action will transform the SUNY Building lawn into an open-air movie theater. A collection of popular films, including both classic favorites and new releases, will be screened as part of the series. The lawn will open for seating at 7:30 p.m. each week, and movies will begin at dusk, or approximately 8:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to support nearby restaurants for “Bites” – a flyer with takeout and delivery information for open restaurants during the hours of the event will be provided to attendees each week.

June 18: “Black Panther” (presented in conjunction with Albany’s Juneteenth Festival the following day)
June 25: “The Greatest Showman”
July 2: “Independence Day” (25th anniversary of theatrical release)
July 9: “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (celebrating co-star Tom Hanks’ birthday) 
July 16: “A League of Their Own”
July 23: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

Announcements regarding event postponements for inclement weather will be made via the Downtown Albany BID social media channels, as well as on Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to view the movie, as these items will not be provided by the event organizers.

In compliance with current New York State COVID-19 safety regulations, attendance at the event will be strictly limited based on social distancing guidelines. All attendees will be required to register in advance or to sign-in onsite if space is available, and masks will be required outside of the socially-distanced pod areas.  
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