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Now in its seventh summer, A Better Jamaica's Family Movies in the Park (FMITP) exhibits free family movies in four Jamaica parks -- Cambria/Cabbell Park (Francis Lewis Boulevard at 120th Avenue), Brookville Park (Brookville Boulevard at 144th Avenue), Baisley Pond Park (Foch Boulevard at Long Street), and St. Albans Park (Merrick Boulevard @ Sayres Avenue near Linden Boulevard).

Cambria/Cabbell Park - Francis Lewis Boulevard @ 120th Avenue (Mondays)

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"Despicable Me" (PG - 95 Minutes - 2010)
Cambria/Cabbell Park
Monday, July 15th - 8:31 pm

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.

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"Sister Act" (PG - 100 Minutes - 1993) - Rained Out
Cambria/Cabbell Park
Monday, July 22nd - 8:27 pm

After witnessing a mob murder, Reno lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) trades her sequins and feathers for a rosary and a habit when she is forced to go incognito as Sister Mary Clarence. This reluctant "nun" transforms a horrible church choir into a heaven-sent performing dynamo and saves a parish from being demolished in the process.

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"Love and Basketball" (PG-13 - 124 Minutes - 2000)
Cambria/Cabbell Park
Monday, July 29th - 8:20 pm

In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with Monica's edge and Quincy's top-dog attitude separating them, except when Quincy's parents argue and he climbs through Monica's window to sleep on the floor. As high school ends, they come together as a couple, but within a year, with both of them playing ball at USC, Quincy's relationship with his father takes an ugly turn, and it leads to a break up with Monica. Some years later, their pro careers at a crossroads, they meet again. It's time for a final game of one-on-one with high stakes.

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"Sherlock Holmes" (PG-13 - 128 Minutes - 2009)
Cambria/Cabbell Park
Monday, August 5th - 8:13 pm

In a dynamic new portrayal of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous characters, Holmes and Watson are sent on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country.

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"Sister Act"
Cambria/Cabbell Park
Monday, August 12th - 8:04 pm

We're not yet sure what is going to take place in Cambria/Cabbell Park on Monday, August 12th. If one of our scheduled feature films has been "rained out", then we'll use the day and time to show that film. If none of the movies that were scheduled was rained out, then we'll spend the evening supporting neighbors who dare to sing their favorite songs in front of other neighbors. If you've never seen our version of community karaoke, then come early to one of our regular screenings to see how it works. Yikes!

Brookville Park - Brookville Boulevard @ 144th Avenue (Tuesdays)

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"Despicable Me" (PG - 95 Minutes - 2003)
Brookville Park
Tuesday, July 16th - 8:31 pm

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.

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"Sister Act" (PG - 100 Minutes - 1993)
Brookville Park
Tuesday, July 23rd - 8:26 pm

After witnessing a mob murder, Reno lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi Goldberg) trades her sequins and feathers for a rosary and a habit when she is forced to go incognito as Sister Mary Clarence. This reluctant "nun" transforms a horrible church choir into a heaven-sent performing dynamo and saves a parish from being demolished in the process.

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"Love and Basketball" (PG - 124 Minutes - 2000)
Brookville Park
Tuesday, July 30th - 8:19 pm

In 1981 in L.A., Monica moves in next door to Quincy. They're 11, and both want to play in the NBA, just like Quincy's dad. Their love-hate relationship lasts into high school, with Monica's edge and Quincy's top-dog attitude separating them, except when Quincy's parents argue and he climbs through Monica's window to sleep on the floor. As high school ends, they come together as a couple, but within a year, with both of them playing ball at USC, Quincy's relationship with his father takes an ugly turn, and it leads to a break up with Monica. Some years later, their pro careers at a crossroads, they meet again. It's time for a final game of one-on-one with high stakes.

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"Sherlock Holmes" (PG-13 - 128 Minutes - 2009)
Brookville Park
Tuesday, August 6th - 8:12 pm

In a dynamic new portrayal of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous characters, Holmes and Watson are sent on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country.

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Rain Date / Community Karaoke
Brookville Park
Tuesday, August 13th - 8:03 pm

We're not yet sure what is going to take place in Brookville Park on Tuesday, August 13th. If one of our scheduled feature films has been "rained out", then we'll use the day and time to show that film. If none of the movies that were scheduled was rained out, then we'll spend the evening supporting neighbors who dare to sing their favorite songs in front of other neighbors. If you've never seen our version of community karaoke, then come early to one of our regular screenings to see how it works. Yikes!

Baisley Pond Park - Foch Boulevard @ Long Street (Wednesdays)

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"Stuart Little" (PG - 85 Minutes - 1999)
Baisley Pond Park
Wednesday, July 17th - 8:30 pm

He's clever, enthusiastic, a 'can do' guy with attitude-and he's a mouse.From Rob Minkoff, co-director of "THE LION KING," comes the comedy adventure STUART LITTLE, based on the classic book by beloved American author E.B. White that has been entertaining families for over 50 years. Combining live-action with groundbreaking visual effects, it's the story of a mouse who is raised by the Littles, a human family played by Academy Award® winner Geena Davis, Jonathan Lipnicki ("JERRY MAGUIRE") and Hugh Laurie ("101 DALMATIONS"). As Stuart (voiced by Michael J. Fox) embarks on adventures with a variety of characters, including his nemesis, Snowbell the cat (voiced by "THE LION KING's" Nathan Lane), Stuart learns the true meaning of family, loyalty, and friendship.

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"Rocky" (PG - 119 Minutes - 1976)
Baisley Pond Park
Wednesday, July 24th - 8:25 pm

In 1976, when ROCKY, a low-budget film with an unknown actor named Sylvester Stallone, won the Academy Award® for Best Picture, it was as emotional a finale as the film itself. A two-bit boxer gets a second chance in life by being offered an impossible shot at the heavyweight title. The story of how Rocky goes the distance is one of the warmest, most exciting and stirring movies of all time.

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"Glory" (R - 122 Minutes - 1993)
Baisley Pond Park
Wednesday, July 31st - 8:18 pm

A dramatic account of the American Civil War’s first all-black regiment, led by an idealistic, privileged, northern white commander Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick), fighting not only the enemy, but also convention and prejudice. This stunning drama is based on Shaw’s Civil War letters.

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"The Blind Side" (PG-13 - 128 Minutes - 2009)
Baisley Pond Park
Wednesday, August 7th - 8:10 pm

This film is the remarkable true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home. Michael was taken in by a wealthy white family who helped him fulfill his potential as a person and as an athlete. He worked hard on the field and in the classroom and became an All-American in college and was picked in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, changing his life and the lives of the loving family who were there to watch him succeed.

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Rain Date / Community Karaoke
Baisley Pond Park
Wednesday, August 14th - 8:01 pm

We're not yet sure what is going to take place in Baisley Pond Park on Monday, August 14th. If one of our scheduled feature films has been "rained out", then we'll use the day and time to show that film. If none of the movies that were scheduled was rained out, then we'll spend the evening supporting neighbors who dare to sing their favorite songs in front of other neighbors. If you've never seen our version of community karaoke, then come early to one of our regular screenings to see how it works. Yikes!

St. Albans Park - Merrick Boulevard @ Sayres Avenue (Thursdays)

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"Stuart Little" (PG - 85 Minutes - 1999)
St. Albans Park
Thursday, July 18th - 8:30 pm

He's clever, enthusiastic, a 'can do' guy with attitude-and he's a mouse.From Rob Minkoff, co-director of "THE LION KING," comes the comedy adventure STUART LITTLE, based on the classic book by beloved American author E.B. White that has been entertaining families for over 50 years. Combining live-action with groundbreaking visual effects, it's the story of a mouse who is raised by the Littles, a human family played by Academy Award® winner Geena Davis, Jonathan Lipnicki ("JERRY MAGUIRE") and Hugh Laurie ("101 DALMATIONS"). As Stuart (voiced by Michael J. Fox) embarks on adventures with a variety of characters, including his nemesis, Snowbell the cat (voiced by "THE LION KING's" Nathan Lane), Stuart learns the true meaning of family, loyalty, and friendship.

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"Rocky" (PG - 119 Minutes - 1976)
St. Albans Park
Thursday, July 25th - 8:24 pm

In 1976, when ROCKY, a low-budget film with an unknown actor named Sylvester Stallone, won the Academy Award® for Best Picture, it was as emotional a finale as the film itself. A two-bit boxer gets a second chance in life by being offered an impossible shot at the heavyweight title. The story of how Rocky goes the distance is one of the warmest, most exciting and stirring movies of all time.

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"Glory" (R - 122 Minutes - 1990) - Rained Out
St. Albans Park
Thursday, August 1st - 8:17 pm

A dramatic account of the American Civil War’s first all-black regiment, led by an idealistic, privileged, northern white commander Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick), fighting not only the enemy, but also convention and prejudice. This stunning drama is based on Shaw’s Civil War letters.

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"The Blind Side" (PG-13 - 128 Minutes - 2009) - Rained Out
St. Albans Park
Thursday, August 8th - 8:09 pm

This film is the remarkable true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home. Michael was taken in by a wealthy white family who helped him fulfill his potential as a person and as an athlete. He worked hard on the field and in the classroom and became an All-American in college and was picked in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, changing his life and the lives of the loving family who were there to watch him succeed.

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"Glory" (Rated R)
St. Albans Park
Thursday, August 15th - 8:00 pm

St. Albans Park was rained out of both "Glory" and "The Blind Side". Since "The Blind Side" was in theaters recently, we're decided to exhibit "Glory". A dramatic account of the American Civil War’s first all-black regiment, led by an idealistic, privileged, northern white commander Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick), fighting not only the enemy, but also convention and prejudice. This stunning drama is based on Shaw’s Civil War letters.

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Support for Family Movies in the Park has been provided by:

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
New York City Council Member Leroy Comrie
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development
Independence Community Foundation
Queens Council on the Arts
New York State Council on the Arts
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall
New York State Senator Malcolm Smith
New York State Assembly Member William Scarborough
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
New York City Council Member James Sanders, Jr.
New York City Council Member Ruben Wills

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