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It's Outdoor Movie Season!

Fri, 06/23/2023 - 12:20
Last summer in Herrick Park, the Hamptons International Film Festival showed "Endless Summer II."
Durell Godfrey

Outdoor movies hit the screens this week at Main Beach in East Hampton and Marders nursery in Bridgehampton.

At Marders, Films on the Haywall, a series of 10 outdoor screenings at returns for the summer Friday, June 23, with Steven Spielberg's "Raiders of the Lost Ark," and will continue with an eclectic roster of films ranging from Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Conformist" on Friday, June 30, to Bob Fosse's "Cabaret" on July 28 to Godfrey Reggio's experimental documentary "Koyaanisqatsi" on Aug. 18 and Tim Burton's "Batman" on Aug. 25. 

Films, which are free, start at dark, and not before 9. Beach chairs and blankets have been advised, and picnics will be welcomed. The full schedule can be found on the events page of the Marders website.

On Wednesday at Main Beach, the Hamptons International Film Festival will show "Goonies," the first of its free outdoor movies this summer, at 8:30 p.m. The 1985 film by Richard Donner about a group of young misfits who go in search of a long-lost treasure was written by Chris Columbus and Steven Spielberg. While there is no cost to attend, R.S.V.P.s are requested at Those who want to help support the series can do so by reserving a front-row square for $50 on the website. 

Also showing at Main Beach this summer will be "Back to the Future" on July 19 and "Jaws" on Aug. 16. At Herrick Park, HIFF will show "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" on July 26 and "Splash" on Aug. 16. 


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