Raiders of the Lost Ark kicks off Movies under the Walkway season in Poughkeepsie

Bring the whole family down to the riverside this Saturday evening for a romp with Indiana Jones, when Raiders of the Lost Ark is screened at Upper Landing Park in Poughkeepsie. This event kicks off another season of five free Movies under the Walkway, running every other weekend.

Each evening at 7 o’clock, live musical entertainment precedes the movie – Murali Coryell, the Costellos, Matthew Finck and Friends, the Terrence Motley Project, Vito Petroccitto and Friends, in that order. Bring your own blankets and chairs.

The feature film starts rolling at sundown (approximately 8:30 p.m.), which gives everybody time to enjoy the community gathering and grab a bite to eat, too. Local vendors, food trucks and ice cream wagons will be on hand to provide food and beverages.


Look for free parking at the Metro North Station and the Children’s Museum, then stroll across the Fall Kill Creek to Upper Landing Park, which accommodates more than 400 viewers. A large screen is hung against the park wall that is even viewable, they say, by boats on the river.

Make plans to come see Raiders this weekend, followed by The Wizard of Oz on July 8, Rogue One on July 22, Hidden Figures on August 5 and Beauty and the Beast on August 19. A single rain date is scheduled for August 26.

 Movies under the Walkway, every other weekend from June 24-August 19, free, Upper Landing Park, 83 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie;