Past locations


323 74th Street, 11692

The warehouse cinema was the festival's first home in 2018 and location for the 1st and 2nd festivals.

Rockaway Brewing Co.

415 B 72 St, Queens, NY 11692

The Rockaway Brewing Company is our most casual venue where we have hosted an ongoing series of free Wednesday night screenings. It is also our rain cover location for when we can't be outdoors.

Riis Park Bathhouse Cinema

Jacob Riis Park

The Bathhouse Cinema was activated during the summer of 2019 in partnership with the Rockaway Bazaar team. Large audiences gathered for our summer series of family friendly movies in front of a 40-foot inflatable screen.

O'Donohue Park

Beach 14th St &, Seagirt Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY 11691

For the past two summers RFF has partnered with NYC Parks and Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to present family friendly summer series in Far Rockaway.

Beach 30th Street Playground

1-09 Beach 30th St, Queens, NY 11691

For the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, RFF was invited to curate some titles for the Tribeca Borough to Borough program.


Building T149, Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area, Far Rockaway, NY 11695

Stewarded by Rockaway Artists Alliance and National Parks Service.

Rockaway's MOVIE THEATER history

The Rockaways once had as many as 9 cinemas across the peninsula. The last one to close was the Surfside Twin in 1996.

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