Bites Camera Action
Bites Camera Action
Free outdoor movies | Fridays, June 18 - August 6 at SUNY Plaza Park
Exciting Bites Camera Action update: based on Governor Cuomo's June 15 announcement and updated New York State COVID-19 safety guidance, pre-registration requirements have been removed for Bites Camera Action. We recommend signing up for the event(s) through Eventbrite in order to receive updates via email, but walk-ins will now be permitted and there will be no assigned pod seating. Seating will be on a first-come first-served basis and attendance based on lawn capacity.
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 summer movie series, kicking off June 18, 2021 and running for six consecutive Friday evenings through July 23. This year’s 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 building at 353 Broadway (Broadway and State Street) in downtown Albany.
With film screening equipment generously donated for the series by Christ’s Church Albany and the Albany Police Department, Bites Camera Action will transform the SUNY Building lawn into an open-air movie theater. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to view the movie, as these items will not be provided by the event organizers.
The lawn will open for seating at 7:30 PM each week, and movies will begin at dusk, or approximately 8:30 PM. The schedule is as follows:
June 18: Black Panther (presented in conjunction with Albany’s Juneteenth Festival the following day) | Sign up to receive updates
July 23: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Sign up to receive updates
RESCHEDULED: July 30: Independence Day (25th anniversary of theatrical release) I Sign up to receive updates
RESCHEDULED: August 6: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood | Sign up to receive updates
Announcements regarding event postponements for inclement weather will be made via the Downtown Albany BID social media channels, as well as on this page.
Attendees are encouraged to support nearby restaurants for “Bites” – a flyer with takeout and delivery information for open restaurants during the hours of the event will provided to attendees each week. A list of Downtown restaurants and hours can be found here.
Free parking is available after 5:00 PM at the nearby Riverfront Garage (2 Columbia Street) and the Green-Hudson Garage* (45 Hudson Avenue), as well as on the street. Find more details at parkalbany.com. *Please note that a $5 fee for the Green-Hudson Garage will be in place for June 25 only, due to another event in the area.
The Bites Camera Action series is presented by the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District and SUNY, with support from partner organizations the City of Albany, Christ’s Church, 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. If unvaccinated, please practice social distancing and wear a mask in compliance with current New York State safety guidelines. COVID-19 is still a risk and attendees acknowledge that they are responsible for their own safety at the event.