Editor’s Note 7/23/18: This post has been updated to reflect the weather-related rescheduling of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle from July 23 to August 20.
Tonight’s feature film, Invincible, promises to kick off Albany’s Bites Camera Action Summer Series with a bang! Along with the movie, attendees can expect an exclusive Albany Empire Meet-and-Greet, great food, and more family-friendly fun.
Tonight’s Feature Film: Invincible
The movie Invincible is an American sports drama film based on the true story of Philadelphia Eagles’ player, Vince Papale. This touching and inspiring film will captivate any audience member, regardless of age or interest in sports.
Local Connection between Invincible and Albany, NY
It is Invincible‘s local connection that makes it the perfect movie to kick off this year’s Bites Camera Action. The story focuses on Papale and his dynamic with Eagles coach and now Albany Empire co-owner, Dick Vermeil. It is Vermeil’s faith in Papale that transforms him from a bartender into a football star.
Albany Empire Meet and Greet
To honor Dick Vermeil and Albany Empire’s inaugural season, there will be a special meet-and-greet with Empire players, dance team members, and mascots. After the meet-and-greet at 6:30p.m., attendees are invited to watch a short documentary by local media group Youth FX called Inside the Ring.
About Albany’s Bites, Camera, Action Summer Series
The city of Albany invites residents to bring a lawn chair and enjoy a cinematic night of food and fun. There will be popcorn, water, candy, and soft drinks available for purchase from Aramark. Additionally, a variety of local restaurants will be selling foods and drinks. Prior to the screening, free games will be available, including corn hole, giant Connect Four, dominoes and chess.
Upcoming Movie Schedule
July 9th — Invincible
July 16th — The Goonies
July 30th — Hidden Figures
August 6th — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
August 14th — Guardians of the Galaxy
August 20th (re-scheduled due to weather) — Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Parking: Free parking is available at the Times Union Center Garage on 9 Wendell Street and the Green-Hudson Garage on 45 Hudson Avenue after 5p.m.
Location: South Pearl Street, outside the Times Union Center
Time: 6:30p.m. – Albany Empire Meet and Greet, 7p.m. – Short Documentary, Inside the Ring, 7:30p.m. – feature film, Invincible
Admission Cost: Free (excluding food and drinks)
Grab some friends and family, a lawn chair, and head over to the Times Union Center for an evening of fun and entertainment!