We built an outdoor cinema in Arverne, where we have been able to safely come together to enjoy movies outside. The work was completed by local builders and volunteers from the community, using recycled scraps of the boardwalk that was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. In addition to screenings, the cinema hosts a variety of community events.
Here's a cool article about its construction.
We would like to thank VBX™~Vernam Basin Terminal for generously hosting us at the Arverne Cinema in addition to BBX™~Barbadoes Basin Terminal for contributing to such.
323 74th Street, 11692
The warehouse cinema was the festival's first home in 2018 and location for the 1st and 2nd festivals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Rockaways once had as many as 9 cinemas across the peninsula. The last one to close was the Surfside Twin in 1996.
Rockaway Film Festival would like to thank VBX™~Vernam Basin Terminal for generously hosting us at the Arverne Cinema in addition to BBX™~Barbadoes Basin Terminal for contributing to such.
Rockaway Film Festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. It is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support provided by FRANC and the Fund for the City of New York.
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