Summer of Spielberg Comes to Southampton!

For the sixth year in a row, the Hamptons International Film Festival is delighted to partner with Southampton Arts Center for free, outdoor summer screenings. In 2018, please join us for Summer of Spielberg on Friday nights!

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In most cases, films will screen outdoors (weather permitting) on Friday nights on the lawn at 25 Jobs Lane. Approximate start time: 8:30 pm. Bring a blanket, bring a picnic, and bring friends and family!

Admission is free and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is limited. For updates regarding weather announcements and other changes, please follow HIFF on Facebook and Twitter. (Note: Some films are not appropriate for all ages; check the ratings below…)

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Friday, August 24: E.T. the Extra Terrestrial

Directed by Steven Spielberg (1982)
Rated PG | 115 min | 8:30pm
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. Starring Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore.


Friday, August 31: JAWS

Directed by Steven Spielberg (1975)
Rated PG | 124 min | 8:30pm
A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss.

Past Screenings:

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NOTE: The date has changed due to inclement weather!

Directed by Steven Spielberg (1981)
Rated PG | 115 min | 8:30pm
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. Starring Harrison Ford and Karen Allen.

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Directed by Steven Spielberg (1984)
Rated PG | 118 min | 8:30pm
After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace. Starring Harrison Ford and Kate Capshaw.



Directed by Steven Spielberg (1977)
Rated PG | 138 min | 8:30pm
After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, and Teri Garr.


Friday, July 27: HOOK

Directed by Steven Spielberg (1991)
Rated PG | 142 min | 8:30pm
When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy. Starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts.

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Friday, August 3: POLTERGEIST

Directed by Tobe Hooper (1982) | Story by Steven Spielberg
Screenplay by Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais, Mark Victor
Rated PG | 114 min | 8:30pm
A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorize the family before they “kidnap” the youngest daughter. Starring Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Dominique Dunne, Heather O’Rourke.


Friday, August 10: READY PLAYER ONE

Directed by Steven Spielberg (2018)
Rated PG-13 | 140 min | 8:30pm
When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe.

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Friday, August 17: THE POST

Directed by Steven Spielberg (2017)
Rated PG-13 | 116 min | 7:00pm | Please note: This screening will take place inside!
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson.