The large multiplex cinema along the Long Island Expressway will have a free showing of the classic film “The American President” on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets must be reserved on Island 16’s website. Food and beverages can be also be pre-ordered on the website.
As OnSachem News reported, Island 16 reopened last Friday, Oct. 23, and implemented a health and safety program to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic. The reopening follows seven months of closure for all movie theaters across New York State.
Island 16’s parent company, Showcase Cinemas, is offering the free showing at all of its opened U.S. locations in Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Ohio.
“Released 25 years ago this November, ’The American President’ is a film that depicts America’s democracy and the office of the President under the guise of rom-com [romantic comedy] in a way that’s dramatic, truthful, celebratory and ultimately moving,” said Mark Malinowski, Vice President of Global Marketing for Showcase Cinemas. “While we know Election Day can be stressful, we invite Americans to head to the movie theater after casting their ballot, and enjoy a pleasant distraction with this much-loved, iconic film while waiting for the votes to be counted.”
“The American President” is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama directed by Rob Reiner and written by Aaron Sorkin. The film stars Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox and Richard Dreyfuss. In the film, President Andrew Shepherd (Douglas) is a widower who pursues a relationship with environmental lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade (Bening) – who has just moved to Washington, D.C. – while at the same time attempting to win the passage of a crime control bill during a re-election year.
Island 16 Showcase Cinema de Lux is located at 185 Morris Ave. in Holtsville, near the Long Island Expressway, Nichols Road, and Union Avenue. The theater website is www.showcasecinemas.com/theater-info/island-16-cinema-de-lux.