- FREE! Friday evenings through July & August
- Corner of High & Stiles Streets
- Live music begins 7:00 pm
- Movies begin 9:00 pm
- FREE POPCORN!
One of Little Italy’s more popular events, the Open Air Film Fest has existed since 1999! Arrive early to set up a lawn chair (limited folding chairs are provided), stroll the neighborhood and/or eat dinner before watching an Italian-related feature film. Some of Little Italy's restaurants offer carryout and/or movie night specials, and NEW in 2013, some food is available from our host restaurants right on the parking lot!
Movies are projected on the outside wall of Ciao Bella Restaurant in the Da Mimmo Ristorante parking lot from across Stiles Street at the kindness of its homeowner - from resident Ray Lancelotta's third floor bedroom window. Ray is the nephew of the previous homeowner, the late "Mr. John" Pente, who wholeheartedly supported the Film Fest from its inception by allowing the use of his home for the projector (now a DVD setup). Mr. John passed away in 2011 at age 100 yet wanted the movie legacy to continue in his beloved neighborhood. Open Air Film Fest is sponsored by the Original Little Italy Restaurant Association.
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