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Where to catch an Outdoor Movie this Summer

By Stephanie Dignan

Without a doubt, one of the best parts of summer in the Hudson Valley is the wide array of outdoor movies, like Drive-In theaters, river-side movies, and even movies shown in an old castle! We took a look at some of the best places to catch an outdoor flick in and around Beacon.

Bannerman Castle Trust
This event includes a cruise to and from the Island departing from Beacon, New York, a mini-tour of the Island when you arrive, entry to the Bannerman family residence and a film screening. Candy, popcorn and refreshments are available for purchase.
Many of our film screenings on the Island sold out over the last two years. If you’re interested in attending this year, please be sure to reserve your tickets: Purchase tickets Here

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Overlook Drive-In

Offering double-feature screenings on the largest screen in the tri-state, Overlook Drive-In has been in business since 1955. Load your car up with your kids and pets and bring dinner along for the night! Season begins in summer and movies begin at dusk … Check out their website for a full list of screenings: Find a schedule here


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Warwick Drive-In

Now open for the season! Check out the pet-friendly Warwick Drive-In for double features, showing the newest movies out. Check out their schedule and FAQ here: Schedule of showings

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Hyde Park Drive-In

Keeping in vein of the classic Drive-In, Hyde Park offers an alternative to Overlook Drive-In. It’s also pet-friendly, and offers double features for just $10. Check out the list of upcoming showings here…. But, it won’t open for a few more weeks! Check out the Hyde Park Drive In Here

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Cold Spring Summer Film Festival

The Cold Spring Summer Film Series seeks to provide an evening of safe, fun and free entertainment in the village’s wonderfully unique outdoor spaces for people of all ages. In addition to our Summer Film Series, we also partner with other local organizations like Butterfield Library and the Haldane PTA to provide additional screenings and film enrichment programs throughout the year. Check out the Summer screening schedule here: Cols Spring Film Society

Water Street Market, New Paltz

Check out films for free every Monday in beautiful Water Street Market in New Paltz. Bring a lawn chair and some spirits, for an evening under the stars! Check out the lineup and get some more info here: Water Street Market Films

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