Ulster County Executive Ryan announces two months of free film screenings at Tech City premiering July 31

KINGSTON, NY – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced today during his Facebook live briefing that Ulster County will host a summer movie series for eight weeks, beginning July 31, 2020 and concluding September 26. The series, “UC Movie Nights” will be presented free of charge to Ulster County residents and is made possible by generous donations from nine community organizations, as well as a partnership with the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Radio Kingston.

“I am so proud that we are able to provide our community with a free, safe and fun opportunity that the whole family can enjoy during these challenging times,” County Executive Patrick Ryan said. “I want to thank the generous individuals and organizations who have helped make this possible and I look forward to attending a show with my family as well.”

Ulster County Movie Nights will be located at the Tech City parking lot at 300 Enterprise Drive, Kingston. The lot will open at 8:30 p.m. and the movies will begin at 9:00 p.m. Movies will be projected on a screen at the site, and sound will be broadcast on FM radio with the assistance of Radio Kingston.

To abide by social distancing precautions, all attendees will be required to stay near their vehicles and no alcohol will be allowed on the site. 

Films are subject to weather and attendance is limited to a maximum of 200 cars. Visit http://ucmovienights.com(link is external) for required pre-registration and additional information. 

“Ulster Savings is more than just banking! We are so excited to join this effort in providing free socially distanced community entertainment,” said John Finch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Ulster Savings Bank.

“Good health also means keeping a positive mindset by engaging in things you enjoy, so this socially distant summer series is a great way to safely get outdoors while following physical distancing guidelines,” said Marina Ballantine, Public and Community Affairs associate with Nuvance Health.

“WMCHealth and HealthAlliance Hospitals are proud to be a major sponsor of Ulster County’s ‘UC Movie Nights’ movie series at Tech City,” said Michael Doyle, MD, Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley. “This is a safe and fun activity for families and individuals to enjoy during these unprecedented times.”  

Additional event sponsors include Adams Fairacre Farms, Cross Point Fellowship, Timely Signs, Colonial Subaru of Kingston, Ryan & Ryan Insurance Brokers and Erie Insurance, Target, Best Buy, and Stewarts. 

UC Movie Nights Schedule:

Friday, July 31: Star Wars, Episode VII: The Last Jedi, 2017 

Saturday, August 1: Star Wars, Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, 2019  

Friday August 7, 2020: Mamma Mia! 2008 

Saturday, August 8: Toy Story 4 

Friday, August 14: The Lion King 

Saturday, August 15: Frozen II, 2019 

Friday August 21: Playing with Fire, 2019 

Saturday August 22: Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs and Shaw 2019  

Friday, September 4: Godzilla: King of the Monsters, 2019  

Saturday, September 5: Aladdin, 2019 

Saturday, September 12, (Double Feature): Back to the Future, 1985 /Hidden Figures, 2016   

Saturday, September 19: Downton Abbey, 2019  

Saturday, September 26, (Double Feature): /A Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood, 2019 Little Women, 2019