Bites Camera Action movie series

The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) and the State University of New York (SUNY) are proud to present the return of the Bites Camera Action free outdoor movie series, kicking off May 6 and running monthly through October in conjunction with Albany's 1st Friday arts walk. The series will take place on the lawn at the H. Carl McCall State University of New York Administration Building, the iconic former D&H Railroad Headquarters, at State Street & Broadway in downtown Albany.


A collection of popular films, including both classic favorites and Oscar-winning new releases, will be screened as part of the series. This year's selections were chosen by public vote from suggestions submitted through the Downtown Albany BID's social media channels. Seating for the events will open at 7:30, with the movie beginning at dusk or approximately 8:30 PM. This year's schedule includes:


May 6: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Get updates via Facebook event here
June 3: Spider-Man: No Way Home | Get updates via Facebook event here
July 1: Back to the Future | Get updates via Facebook event here
August 5: Space Jam (1996) | Get updates via Facebook event here
September 2: West Side Story (2021) | Get updates via Facebook event here
October 7: Encanto | Get updates via Facebook event here


Bites are available from a wide variety of nearby restaurants. Visit for more information.


Free parking is available on the street after 5:00 PM. Visit for more information.


Please bring blankets and chairs for viewing the movie, as these will not be provided by organizers.


Bites Camera Action is presented by the Downtown Albany BID and SUNY, in partnership with the City of Albany, Christ's Church Albany, the Palace Theatre, and ParkAlbany.


Ground rules: Alcoholic beverages, glass containers, and dogs or animals (excluding certified service or therapy animals) are not permitted at the event. Please do not attend the event if you have tested positive or display any symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been in close contact with anyone that has tested positive in the past 14 days. COVID-19 is still a risk and attendees acknowledge that they are responsible for their own safety at the event.