The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to announce its new 2017 outdoor summer entertainment series, Bites Camera Action. Combining the BID’s popular Fork in the Road food truck events and Deja View outdoor movie series, Bites Camera Action offers six evenings of eats and entertainment outdoors in downtown Albany’s Tricentennial Park.
Bites Camera Action will transform Tricentennial Park with films, food vendors, live music from the area’s best bands and DJs, movie trivia, and games for all ages. A different movie will be screened each event night after food vendors shut down. Bites Camera Action will take place on Mondays from July 10 to August 14, with live music and vendors running from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and movies beginning at 8:30.
The six featured films were chosen by over 1,000 community members who voted in an online survey. The schedule is as follows:
July 10: Back to the Future | Live music by The Graham Tichy Trio
July 31: La La Land | Live music by Bryan Brundige & Crick Diefendorf
August 7: The Goonies | Live music by DJ Mercy
August 14: Star Wars: The Force Awakens | Live music by Victory Soul Orchestra
August 21: Jurassic Park | Live music to be announced [Please note: this event was rescheduled from July 17 due to inclement weather]
July 24: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone | Live music by The Useless Cans [Please note: this event was rescheduled from July 24 due to inclement weather]
Participating food trucks will include Burger 21, Given to Fry, Fifth Tier Baking Studio, The Hungry Traveler, Kona Ice & Muddaddy Flats.
“With Downtown residential on the rise, the BID continues to identify new and exciting ways to utilize our public spaces to foster a sense of community in Albany’s newest neighborhood,” said Georgette Steffens, Executive Director of the Downtown Albany BID. “With Bites Camera Action, we are building a new summer tradition for those who choose to live, work and play in Downtown.”
Patrons are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to view the movie. Free parking is available after 5:00 PM at the nearby Riverfront Garage and on street.
The Bites Camera Action series is presented by the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District in partnership with the City of Albany, Christ’s Church Albany, The Hollow Bar & Kitchen, the Palace Theatre, ParkAlbany & WEQX. Find more information on the events at www.downtownalbany.org/bitescameraaction.