Amplify Albany Supported Summer Outdoor Movie Series Deja View Schedule Announced

August 10, 2016

Update 8/25/16: Movies “Up” and “The Princess Bride” events, have been rescheduled due to inclement weather forecasts. The new correct dates are now reflected below.

Next week, the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District will kick off Deja View, its free summer outdoor movie series running every Thursday from August 18 through September 15 at 7:45 p.m. in downtown Albany’s Tricentennial Park (Broadway & Columbia Street). Deja View was made possible through a partnership between the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID), Albany Parking Authority (APA), Palace Theatre and funding in part through Capitalize Albany Corporation’s Amplify Albany grant program.

While in downtown for the movies, attendees are encouraged to dine at a nearby downtown restaurant or pick up a meal to enjoy in the park. The following eateries will be offering event-night specials including burrito boxes, burger and a beer, and more: ama cocina (4 Sheridan Avenue), Dawn’s Victory Sports Café (10 Sheridan Avenue), Jack’s Oyster House (42 State Street), Jonathan’s Pizza (31 N Pearl Street), McGeary’s Irish Pub (4 Clinton Square), and Merry Monk (90 N Pearl Street). A full list of deals provided by each eatery is available at Patrons are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to view the movie, and while in Tricentennial Park they can enjoy items from the on-site bar and concession stand run by the Palace Theatre.

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This Amplify Albany grant program supported event is a great example of pop-up programming to benefit the district, local businesses, ongoing local investment and provides a unique experience for nearby residents. Movies in the series were chosen by community members, over 600 of whom completed an online survey. The schedule is as follows:

  • August 18 | Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • September 1 | Salt
  • September 8 | Up
  • September 15 | The Princess Bride

In March, Capitalize Albany Corporation continued implementation of the Impact Downtown Albany strategic plan’s recommendations and launched two grant programs designed to advance downtown retail market growth and strengthen commercial districts citywide through pop-up programming initiatives. A grant program made possible by the City of Albany’s Capital Resource Corporation, Capitalize Albany Corporation’s Amplify Albany grant program provides resources to businesses, non-profits and other organizations to strengthen the City of Albany’s various commercial districts through the creation and execution of short and medium term innovative, authentic, unique and buzz-worthy promotional projects, events and programming. Go to for a grant application or more information.

Full event details are available at