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Newburgh's Outdoor Film Series to Screen 'Back to the Future'

Catch 'Casablanca,' 'Night of the Living Dead,' and more at the Liberty Street Film Series, extending through the summer.

BY ALYSSA LARIZZA

PHOTO COURTESY OF LIBERTY STREET FILM SERIES

The Liberty Street Film Series, an outdoor film series affiliated with the Orange County Arts Council and taking place in Newburgh, will be screening a collection of movies over the next several months. The films will be shown on the lawn of Washington’s Headquarters’ State Historic Site towards the end of June and all the way through September.

The first film to be shown is the 1985 classic action/fantasy film, Back to the Future on June 24 at 8:30 p.m. Other possible films to be displayed throughout the months are CasablancaEasy Rider, and Night of the Living Dead. These films are subject to change.

The event took shape a few months ago, when a small group of volunteers got together to plan and produce an outdoor film series with the goal of promoting the City of Newburgh and bringing exposure to the community as a whole.

“We are so happy to be working with the park to not only bring a great, free, fun event to the city each month, but also highlight this gorgeous park space that played such an important role in our nation's history,” says Alexandra Kelly, one of the volunteers who put the series together.

Kelly says the volunteers are hoping to produce the film series every summer in order to attract more people and show what the City of Newburgh is all about.

The Liberty Street film viewings are a free community event, and is open to all ages. Washington’s Headquarters is located at 84 Liberty Street between Washington Street and Lafayette Street. All film dates will begin at 8:30 p.m. and will end at 11:30 p.m.

The dates for future films are as follows:
Saturday, July 29
Saturday, August 26
Saturday, September 30

Pat Nunnari