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The Patio in Freeport: Tuesday night at the movies

In 1994, author Winston Groom told the New

In 1994, author Winston Groom told the New York Times that writers "took the rough edges off [Forrest Gump]" when they adapted his novel for film and cast Tom Hanks in the title role. Groom said he often envisioned John Goodman as Gump but that he ultimately didn't care what they did to his novel. Credit: Paramount Pictures

Tuesday is movie night at  The Patio in Freeport.

The restaurant at the Freeport Inn & Marina opens the series next week with Oscar-winner "Forrest Gump." Showtime: 7 p.m.

In addition to popcorn and candy, there's a $30 two-course, fixed-price dinner to go with the show on the 12-foot, waterfront screen and flat-screen televisions throughout the restaurant.

Chef Colin McKaharay's choices include Caesar salad and New England-style clam chowder to start, with orange-and-dill salmon, balsamic vinegar-glazed chicken, and a  Long Island lobster roll. Add $5 for skirt steak, citrus-soy tuna or "uptown mac-and-cheese."

No shrimp. No box of chocolates.

The current schedule: "Forrest Gump" (July 24); "Coming to America" (July 31); "Spaceballs" (Aug. 7); "Caddyshack" (Aug. 14); "Say Anything" (Aug. 21); and "Three Amigos" (Aug. 28).

The Patio, 445 S. Main St., Freeport; 516-623-2980.

Tom Hanks in "Forrest Gump."

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