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Adult Ages 12+

Join us for movie nights on Bannerman Island

What better way to spend the evening that with a cruise to and from Bannerman Island and a movie at the Castle? There is a Bannerman Island tour for the patrons on the first boat departure time, and a Bannerman lecture on the second boat departure time. There is a concession stand on the island that is stocked with water, drinks, snacks, candy, and popcorn for the perfect island movie night.

2024 Showings

Please note: In order to put on a show at Bannerman Island, we need to have 2 boat loads of 44 people. If you are on the first boat for the show at 6 pm, when you get to Bannerman Island, you will receive a guided tour of the island before the show. When the show is over, you will return to Beacon after the show is finished.

If you are on the second boat departing to Bannerman Island at 7 pm, you will be escorted to your seats for the show. After the show is over, you will be given a lecture of Bannerman Island, while you wait for the boat to return to pick you up. It takes about 50 minutes. We thank you for your cooperation.


a man holding a bookMay 17, 2024
Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
Academy Award winners Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid
Bergman light up the screen in one of the most enduring
romances in movie history–Casablanca. Rick Blaine
(Bogart-The African Queen, The Caine Mutiny) owns a
nightclub in Vichy-controlled Casablanca, frequented by
refugees desperate to escape German domination. Despite the ever-present human misery, Rick manages to remain uninvolved in World War II now raging across Europe and Northern Africa. But all that changes when Ilsa
Lund (Bergman-Gaslight, Notorious) walks through the
front door of Rick’s club-Rick must now choose between
a life with the woman he loves and becoming the hero
that both she and the world need.

calendarMay 31, 2024
Alfred Hitchcock’s
Starring Gregory Peck and Eva Marie Saint
Cary Grant stars as an innocent man mistaken for a spy in
one of director Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest thrillers.
While leaving New York’s Plaza Hotel, advertising executive Roger Thornhill (Grant) has the misfortune of standing just as the name “George Kaplan” is paged–starting a
lethal case of mistaken identity and a nonstop game of
cat and mouse as he is pursued across North America by
espionage agents trying to kill him, and by police who
suspect him of murder.

a close up of a book

June 14, 2024
Directed by Jim Henson
Executive Produced by George Lucas
Starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly
Sarah is forced by her father and her stepmother to babysit her baby stepbrother, Toby, while they are out. He does not stop crying and she wishes that he would be taken away. Out of the blue, he stops crying and when she looks for him in his crib, she learns that her wish was granted, and the Goblin King Jareth has taken him to his castle in the Goblin City in the middle of a labyrinth. Sarah repents and asks Jareth to give him back, but Jareth tells her that she has to rescue him before midnight. Soon she teams up with some allies. Will they rescue Toby in time?

a painting of a personJuly 12, 2024
Starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Hayley, Bert Lahr and
Frank Morgan
A young farm girl and her little dog are magically transported
into the enchanted land of Oz via a Kansas tornado. As they
travel down Oz’s Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard and ask
him to send them home, they encounter a wonderful, funny,
terrifying and, ultimately, enlightening group of characters,
human and otherwise. This 1939 award-winning film classic
(Best Score and Best Song Academy Awards) is a perennial favorite that has recently been meticulously restored.

a group of people looking at a bookAugust 9, 2024
Plunder Quest
Starring Katherine Flannery. Olivia Roldan and Stefanie Hubbard

After catching wind of valuable prohibition-era whiskey hidden on an island, Thomas Waters embarks on a quest for liquid gold and ends up on the priceless adventure of a lifetime. Filmed on Bannerman Island.

Justice Smith, Chris Pine, Hugh Grant posing for the cameraAugust 16, 2024
Starring Chis Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Regé-Jean Page

Based on the popular role-playing game, the film follows a band of thieves on the hunt for a valuable relic. Under the leadership of a talented thief named Edgin, the band goes on ventures to collect bounties across the land. When they target a lost artifact, the band messes with the wrong people and must play the game right to win it all.

a painting hanging on a wallAugust 23, 2024
Steven Spielberg’s
Starring Sam Neil, Laura Dern and
Jeff Goldblum
Genetically engineered dinosaurs run amok on a remote island. It’s up to a paleontologist, a paleobotanist and a mathematician to outmaneuver the deadly beasts and find their way
back to civilization. Based on Michael Crichton’s best seller.
The film won three Oscars, including Best Visual Effects.

Gene Tierney et al. posing for a photoSeptember 6, 2024
Starring Rex Harrison and Gene Tierney
Defying her conventional in-laws, young widow Lucy Muir
(Gene Tierney) leaves London with her young daughter and
moves away for a quieter life in a secluded seaside cottage.
Lucy discovers the ghost of the deceased former owner, sea
captain Daniel Gregg (Rex Harrison), is haunting the house,
but gathers the courage to stand up to him, and woman and
ghost become friends. Faced with dwindling means of support, Lucy agrees to the Captain’s challenge to write his colorful life story.

a sign posing for the cameraOctober 6, 2024
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy
Three 17th-century witches, hanged for their murderous
crimes, are resurrected on Halloween in modern-day Salem
by an unsuspecting boy, who must now figure out how to
get them back in the ground.

Additional Information:

  • No outside food can be brought onto the island for this showing.
  • Bannerman Island books and tee shirts are also available.
  • Movie seats are supplied on the island.
  • There are 72 steps from the dock to the main trail.
  • There are also self-composting restrooms at the top of the stairs.

Please note:

  • COVID-19: Vaccination Cards and masks are currently not required at this time but could change depending on the severity at the time. Bannerman Island follows New York State COVID-19 regulations.
  • We have a concession stand and gift shop where guests can purchase sandwiches and Bannerman related gifts, snacks, and drinks during the performance. No outside food or drinks are allowed on the island for Theatrical performances and movies.
  • Alcohol and smoking (of any kind) are not permitted on Bannerman Island.
  • Only service dogs that are defined by the ADA are allowed.

What to bring:

Wear comfortable walking shoes. Dress for the appropriate weather conditions. Your confirmation email is also your ticket for the movie.