12/16: The Grinch (2018) | Free with RSVP

Bring the whole family to Queens Place for a free indoor holiday season screening of the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time: Illumination's The Grinch (2018), featuring the voice talents of Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, and more!

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Help us reach our 2023 Winter Fundraiser goal of $32,000 goal so we can continue bringing the city our thrillingly unique film events in the new year. Donate or become a member today (there’s no better time than right now to join: memberships are 25% off until Friday, December 1st)!

2024 Summer Series Submissions Now Open

In 2023, Rooftop celebrated its 27th Annual Summer Series, our signature program of new independent cinema, and we already can't wait to do it all over again next year! Submit your work(s) now for a chance to participate in one of the most unforgettable, unique, artist-friendly festivals in the world!

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The Grinch (2018)
Sat Dec 16 12:00 PM

The Grinch (2018)

Feature Film Program

Queens Place, Queens

This is What We Mean by Short Films: Opening Night 2024
Fri May 17 7:45 PM

This is What We Mean by Short Films: Opening Night 2024

Short Film Program

Green-Wood Cemetery, Greenwood, Brooklyn

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