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THE BIG PICTURE SHOW O nce upon a time there was a classic drive-in movie in Bridgehampton. Now the K-Mart parking lot back then we’d load the car up and spend the evening watching old sci-fi and monster films till the sun came up. Long gone you can catch a glimpse of that experience at a number of local venues.   OUTDOOR CLASSICS For the fourth season Sag Harbor’s CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 631-725- 0128 stages its annual summer film fest. Making perfect use of the great lawn adjacent their Route 114 campus they put on a show second to none. Courtesy of Hampton’s Drive-In a towering 20X40 screen paired with state-of-the art digital projection and sound bring your family an evening’s entertainment under the summer stars. This year’s series is a bit different. Teaming with the Sag Harbor Foundation, the non-profit group that is raising money to help buy and rebuild the old down- town Cinema, this year’s series of movies will help raise awareness for that cam- paign and maybe a little dough, too! Each film is accompanied by food, drink, candy and popcorn. And although the events area free, that’s right folks free movies, donations to help rebuild the old Cinema are eagerly welcomed. This month they have a classic romantic comedy and the latest animated smash on tap! On August 10th it’s “Roxanne” while two weeks later kids of all ages will love the cheeky humor and plain wackiness of the “Lego Batman” film. Like all Christ Church films admission is free with food and drink available for sale. To learn more check the schedule and how Christ Church is helping in the new Cinema effort go to or call 631-725-0128. On a similar note SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER hosts a great free outdoor film series every Friday in August. This year they’ve gone all in for a well-rounded selection of major hits continuing August 4 with the hilarious, never-to-be-out- done, original “Airplane”. On the 11th the Academy award winning “The Artist” will captivate you. The following Friday one of the best loved, screwball, romantic comedies of all times, “The Princess Bride” screens. With football season almost at hand why not get in the mood with a dose of Denzel Washington in “Re- member the Titans.” on August 25. Finally, and you knew this was coming, the film that emptied the beaches in 1975, “Jaws”, washes ashore in Southampton September 1. Located on Job’s Lane in Southampton Village to find out more go to or call 631-283-0967. Proving true the adage when it rains, more movies are shown outdoors, East Hampton’s YMCA RECenter 631-329-6884 is pairing with the Hamptons Film Festival to stage their own series of free Friday night outdoor movies on their spacious grounds. Located around the corner from the train station in the heart of that beautiful village they continue their series with “Little Shop of Horrors” on August 4, followed by the late Robin Williams in “Jumanji” on the 11th. The ghoulish buy funny “Addams Family Values“ is shown on August 18 while the most honored Japanese animated film “Spirited Away: is on screen August 25. Summer may be fading but the RECenter rolls on with the cultish “Whale Rid- er” on September 4, Spielberg’s mammoth “Close Encounters’ on September 8, one of the best movie musicals of all times, “West Side Story” on September 15 and finally one of Tom Hanks underrated works, “The Burbs” on September 22. All free showings, just bring a blanket and some friends for a great night’s entertainment. Further east there are two sites set to show you a great movie under the stars. In the heart of Amagansett the green at the Square will see a series of great flicks. That includes Kevin Bacon tearing up the mid-West in “Footloose” on August 2. That’s followed by one of the sweetest, wisest, most underrated films of the past 25 years, “Little Miss Sunshine” on the 9th. Both are shown free at 8:30pm. Finally, working with the Montauk Chamber of Commerce and the local Douglass Elliman office that village green will rock with laughter when “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” is shown on August 17 at 8PM. For more info call 631-668-2428.   JEWISH FILM For the third season the SOUTHAMPTON CULTURAL CENTER 631-287- 4377 has assembled a series of carefully curated films that depict the Jewish experience from almost every angle. Featuring classic documentaries and new works, anyone with an eye for well told stories or history unraveled will appreci- ate this sometimes provocative series. Shown in conjunction with East Hamp- tons’ GUILD HALL 631-324-4050 the series begins July 6 - August 29 with films shown in both venues. To find out more go to 16 | Montauk / Hampton Life | August 2017