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by Paris West
July 16th, 2011

The EPIX Movie Free-For-All continues its summer screenings this Monday, July 18th with a free showing of Rango at Coney Island in conjunction with Verizon FiosConey Island Flicks on the BeachNYC and Co., and The Coney Island Development Corp.

Rango is Industrial Light & Magic’s first full length animated feature starring Johnny Depp as the titular Rango, a chameleon suffering from an identity crisis as he finds himself removed from his comfy terrarium and desperately trying to blend into to the wild world around him. Before he knows it, he’s posing as sheriff in a rough and tumble frontier town called Dirt, where the life expectancy of a lawman is shorter than a sno-cone in July.

Starting at 7pm there a DJ, followed by the Rooftop Films presentation of the short film I.C. Waters, about the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Swim. The Polar Bear Swim is a Coney Island tradition. On New Year’s Day, the Polar Bear Club who swim off this beach all winter long invite the world to join them for a plunge in the near freezing Atlantic Ocean. Are these people just crazy or are the health benefits of cold water for real? This short film aims to find out!

Coney Island screenings will continue every Monday night through the end of August, with screenings of New York classics like Annie Hall and Moonstruck and newer releases like Iron Man 2 and Never Say Never, with Rooftop shorts before all of them.

Venue: On the Beach at Coney Island. W 12th and the beach, right near Luna Park.
Train: Take the F train to Coney Island, walk to the beach and make a left.
7:00 PM Live DJ
8:30 PM Rooftop Films presents I.C. Waters
8:40 PM Rango
No admission charge.

ABOUT THE EPIX MOVIE FREE-FOR-ALL

All summer long, the EPIX Movie Free-For-All is hosting FREE movie screenings in four NYC parks! Sit under the stars and watch movies in The East Village, Long Island City, Williamsburg and Coney Island. And not just the movies are free. EPIX is giving away prizes and swag at each event and also on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Online! Go to EpixHD.com/FreeForAll and sign-up for the EPIX Movie Free-For-All newsletter to find out how to enter to win a ton of really cool stuff.

What is EPIX?

EPIX is a premium channel that delivers instant access to thousands of the latest Hollywood blockbusters, concerts and comedy events on TV, On Demand and Online at EpixHD.com. Get all EPIX has to offer with Verizon FiOS and watch whenever and wherever you want!

Sign up for EPIX with Verizon FiOS and get instant access to thousands of the latest Hollywood blockbusters, concerts and comedy events on TV, On Demand and Online at EpixHD.com – all in HD – watch whenever and wherever you want!

Got to www.epixhd.com/freetrial to sign up for a free online trial of EPIX and start watching over thousands of hit movies online today!

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