Schedule Announced for Outdoor Movie Series Deja View


UPDATE >> Due to inclement weather being forecast for Thursday evening, the Downtown Albany BID's free outdoor movie showing of The Princess Bride in Tricentennial Park (Broadway & Columbia Street), will be shown on September 15 instead of August 25.


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. All movies are slated to begin at 7:45 PM (changes of a few minutes are possible


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


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:

  • ama cocina | 4 Sheridan Avenue
    Burrito box special
  • Dawn’s Victory Sports Café | 10 Sheridan Avenue
    Call for details | 518.463.9113
  • Jack’s Oyster House | 42 State Street
    "Feature" Meal - available eat-in or take-out
  • Jonathan’s Pizza | 31 N Pearl Street
    30% off all food items between 5:00 - 7:00 PM (drinks not included)
  • McGeary’s Irish Pub | 4 Clinton Square
    15% off bill - available eat-in or take-out
  • Merry Monk | 90 N Pearl Street
    Any burger and a Stella, Stella Cider, Leffe, or Hoegaarden or glass of wine for $15


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.


With an increase in residential and visitor populations in Downtown, the series was implemented as a way to highlight the adaptive nature of urban parks to go from lunchtime hotspot to hosting unique, pop-up evening events, and also serves to inform the public of free evening (after 5:00 PM) and weekend parking throughout Downtown on-street and in public parking facilities, and the ease with which people can park, including at the Tricentennial Park-adjacent Riverfront Garage.


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. Visit for a grant application or more information.