Bites Camera Action

Bites Camera Action


In front of the Times Union Center

The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) and the Times Union Center are proud to present the second season of Bites Camera Action, a free outdoor summer movie series kicking off July 9 and running for six consecutive Monday evenings through August 13!

With support from sponsors Berkshire Bank, Fidelis Care, and SEFCU, this year’s Bites Camera Action events will transform a section of South Pearl Street into an open-air movie theater and block party. A collection of popular films, including both classic favorites and new releases that were chosen largely in part by members of the community after circulating an online survey, will be played on the Times Union Center’s new, 15-by-70-foot LED display screens, which were unveiled as part of a $19.6 million façade renovation project in January 2018.

Prior to each film’s screening, attendees are encouraged to bring their friends, family, and coworkers to enjoy music, games, and plenty of food and drink options from downtown Albany eateries within arm’s reach.

Movie Schedule:

  • July 9 | Invincible
  • July 16 | The Goonies
  • July 23 | Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • July 30 | Hidden Figures
  • August 6 | Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • August 13 | Guardians of the Galaxy

South Pearl Street will close to vehicular traffic from Beaver Street to Hudson Avenue at 6:30 PM on Mondays from July 9 to August 13. Short films from local media group Youth FX will play at 7:00 PM each week, with the feature presentations kicking off at 7:30 PM.

Bites Camera Action is brought to you by the Downtown Albany BID, The Times Union Center, Albany County, The City of Albany, and sponsors Berkshire Bank, Fidelis Care & SEFCU. Special thanks to media sponsors B95.5 and partner organizations The Palace Theatre and the Albany Parking Authority. 

Please note: No glass containers or alcoholic beverages will be permitted at the event. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome under the discretion of Bites Camera Action staff. Please bring a lawn chair, as seating will not be provided. 

Monday Evenings | July 9 - August 13