Sneak peek screening of Meryl Streep’s new film in Greenport

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Shelter Island residents are invited to a free sneak preview screening of Meryl Streep’s new film, “Florence Foster Jenkins,” at the Greenport Theater on Saturday, July 16 at 7 p.m.

Hugh Grant co-stars in this biographic comedy drama about a New York heiress who dreams of becoming an opera singer. The film, directed by Academy Award nominee Stephen Frears, has received enthusiastic reviews in Great Britain, but doesn’t officially open in the U.S. until next month.

The screening is sponsored by Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty and will be preceded by a reception at the firm’s Greenport office at 5 p.m. with finger foods, wine and soft drinks served. Both the office and the theater are a short walk from the Shelter Island Ferry.

“We wanted to do something special to thank the Shelter Island community for its support and business, and the opportunity to host a free sneak preview of what’s sure to be one of the summer’s top films was irresistible,” explained Carol Tintle, regional manager for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s. “It is great fun to be able to treat members of the community to a summer night out. We look forward to this and more community events.”