Best of the Day: Cinemarina presents The Goonies – June 24, 2015

HarborArts’ outdoor movie series kicks off in East Boston tonight.

Welcome to Best of the Day, our daily recommendation for what to check out around town. If you do one thing in Boston today, consider this.

Courtesy photo provided by HarborArts

Courtesy photo provided by HarborArts

There are plenty of lovely outdoor movie events happening in the city this summer, but so far only one promises a waterfront view of downtown Boston skyscrapers from an East Boston boat storage lot. This special event comes courtesy of HarborArts, who have a particular flair for summer fun. Last year, they tattooed the Shipyard’s docks; this year, they’re setting up a giant 25-foot inflatable screen and hosting their own free outdoor movie nights, complete with “state-of-the-art projection, audio equipment and lighting.”

They’ve dubbed the series “Cinemarina,” and June 24, they’re kicking things off with a screening of the 1985 kids’ adventure classic The Goonies.

This is a “bike-in” event (read: they don’t have parking). But whether you bike, ride in on the Blue Line, or take a water taxi—highly recommended, by the way—you might want to bring camp chairs. As the event organizers point out, “It’s an industrial shipyard, not a grassy field.” To that end, they’ll be providing chairs for folks who didn’t bring their own. Before you claim your spot, make a pit stop at nearby KO at the Shipyard to grab some savory Aussie pies, and you’ll have a full-blown twilight picnic on your hands.

Free, June 24, 8:30 p.m., HarborArts, 256 Marginal St., Boston, 617-568-0000,