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Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in NYC This Summer

By Margaret Kelly | May 21, 2015 7:38am | Updated on June 17, 2015 3:59pm

NEW YORK CITY — In this city, summer is the season to pack a picnic basket and a blanket and catch a movie screened beneath the stars. DNAinfo has compiled a comprehensive list of where to watch al fresco films from now through Labor Day. 

Many of the events are free, and organizers usually open the area to viewers long before showtime — so be sure to arrive early (with a picnic blanket) to get a good seat. 

In case of inclement weather, films may be canceled, relocated or rescheduled: check the movie series website for details. 

Friday, June 19

"Priceless (Hors de Prix)," Films on the Green French Film Festival 
Tompkins Square Park, Avenue A & East 7th Street, East Village
8:30 p.m. Free. 

Sunday, June 21

"Scarface," Habana Outpost Movie Night
757 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
8 p.m. Free. Food and drink available to purchase.

Monday, June 22

"Ghostbusters," HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Bryant Park Lawn, Midtown
5 p.m. Free. 

"Notorious," Death Ave Classic Movie Night
Death Ave Restaurant Patio, 315 Tenth Avenue between 28th & 29th, Chelsea
8 p.m. Free with minimum of 1 bottle wine and 2 growlers of beer per two guests plus cheese tasting board and shared spreads (see menu for details)
Guests are recommended to arrive before 7:30 p.m. 
Reservations only: call 212-695-8080. 

Tuesday, June 23

"Jack," Mad46 Rooftop Movie Night
The Roosevelt Hotel, Madison Avenue at 46th Street, Midtown
Free. $20 minimum food/beverage per person.

Thursday, June 25

"King Kong," CinemaLIC
Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City
Movie starts at sunset. Free. 

Friday, June 26

"ZARAFA," Films on the Green French Film Festival 
Tompkins Square Park, Avenue A & East 7th Street, East Village
8:30 p.m. Free.

"The Last Dragon," NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun Series
Columbus Park, 67 Mulberry Street, Lower East Side
8:30 p.m. Free.

Saturday, June 27

"Annie," Queens Recreation Movie Night
Lawn Area in Springfield Park, Springfield Boulevard, 183rd St. between 145th Road and 149th Avenue, Springfield Gardens
7:30 p.m. Free.

Sunday, June 28

"Thelma & Louise," Habana Outpost Movie NIght
757 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
8 p.m. Free. Food and drink available to purchase.

Monday, June 29

"The Killers," HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Bryant Park Lawn, Midtown
5 p.m. Free. 

"Annie Hall," Death Ave Outdoor Classic Movie Night
Death Ave Restaurant Patio, 315 Tenth Avenue between 28th & 29th, Chelsea
8 p.m. Free with minimum of 1 bottle wine and 2 growlers of beer per two guests plus cheese tasting board and shared spreads (see menu for details).
Guests are recommended to arrive before 7:30 p.m. 
Reservations only: call 212-695-8080. 

Tuesday, June 30

"Despicable Me 2" Habana Outpost Movie Night
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Community Garden, 117-19 165th Street, South Jamaica
8:30 p.m. Free. Complimentary Popcorn. 

Wednesday, July 1

"Jurassic Park," Summer on the Hudson Picture Show
Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Upper West Side
8 p.m. Free.

Friday, July 3

"The Young Girls of Rochefort," NYC Parks Movie Night
Castle Clinton, Battery Park
8:30 p.m. Free.

Sunday, July 5

"Top Gun," Habana Outpost Movie Night
757 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
8 p.m. Free. Food and drink available to purchase.

Monday, July 6

"The Poseidon Adventure," HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Bryant Park Lawn, Midtown
5 p.m. Free. 

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," Death Ave Outdoor Classic Movie Night
Death Ave Restaurant Patio, 315 Tenth Avenue between 28th & 29th, Chelsea
8 p.m. Free with minimum of 1 bottle wine and 2 growlers of beer per two guests plus cheese tasting board and shared spreads (see menu for details).
Guests are recommended to arrive before 7:30 p.m. 
Reservations only: call 212-695-8080. 

Tuesday, July 7

"The Iron Giant," Movie Nights in the Rockaways
Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard, Rockaway
8 p.m. Free. 

"Invasion of the Body Snatchers," NYC Arts, Culture & Fun Series
Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson St., West Village
8:30 p.m. Free. 

"Billy Madison," Nitehawk Cinema Presents Buzzfeed Throwback Theater
50 Kent Street, Williamsburg
Movie begins at dusk. Free. 

Wednesday, July 8

"Edward Scissorhands," Summer on the Hudson: The Picture Show
Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Upper West Side
8 p.m. Free. 

"Clueless," Summerscreen
McCarren Park, North 12th Street and Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg
6 p.m. doors; movie begins at sundown. Food available to purchase. 

"The Imitation Game," Hudson Riverflicks: Big Hit Wednesdays
Pier 63, Chelsea
8:30 p.m. Free. Free popcorn.

Thursday, July 9

"Pride and Prejudice," Summer on the Hudson: The Picture Show
72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park), Upper West Side
8:30 p.m. Free.

"High Noon," Syfy Movies with a View
Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO
Music starts at 6 p.m.; movie starts at sunset. Free. 

"October Sky," Intrepid Summer Movie Series
Flight Deck, Intrepid Museum. Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave., Hell's Kitchen
7:30 p.m. Must wait in line for free ticket; 1 ticket per person. Space is limited. 

Friday, July 10

"GOHA," Films on the Green French Film Festival
Riverside Park, Pier I, Upper West Side
8:30 p.m. Free

"SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water," Hudson RiverFlicks: Family Fridays
Pier 46, Greenwich Village
8:30 p.m. Free. Free popcorn. 

Saturday, July 11

"Romeo is Bleeding," Rooftop Films
Industry City, 220 36th Street, Sunset Park
8:30 p.m. Tickets: $15-$75.

Sunday, July 12

"White Men Can't Jump," Habana Outpost Movie Night
757 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
8 p.m. Free. Food and drink available to purchase.

Monday, July 13

"Back to the Future II," Randall's Island Outdoor Movie Night
Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge in Randall's Island Park
7:30 p.m. Free. 

"I'm No Angel," HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Bryant Park Lawn, Midtown
5 p.m. Free. 

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," Death Ave Outdoor Classic Movie Night
Death Ave Restaurant Patio, 315 Tenth Avenue between 28th & 29th, Chelsea
8 p.m. Free with minimum of 1 bottle wine and 2 growlers of beer per two guests plus cheese tasting board and shared spreads (see menu for details).
Guests are recommended to arrive before 7:30 p.m. 
Reservations only: call 212-695-8080. 

Tuesday, July 14

"All Dogs Go to Heaven," NYC Parks Movie Night
103rd Street Community Garden, 105 East 103rd Street, Harlem
8:30 p.m. Free. 

"American Hustle," Mad46 Rooftop Movie Night
The Roosevelt Hotel, Madison Avenue at 46th Street, Midtown
Free. $20 minimum food/beverage per person.

Wednesday, July 15

"The Natural," Summer on the Hudson Picture Show
Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Upper West Side
8:30 p.m. Free 

"Wet Hot American Summer," Summerscreen
McCarren Park, North 12th Street and Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg
6 p.m. doors; movie begins at sundown. Food available to purchase. 

"Neighbors," Hudson Riverflicks: Big Hit Wednesdays
Pier 63, Chelsea
8:30 p.m. Free. Free popcorn.

Thursday, July 16

"Sharknado 2," Syfy Movies with a View
Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO
Music starts at 6 p.m.; movie starts at sunset. Free. 

"Moon," Intrepid Summer Movie Series
Flight Deck, Intrepid Museum. Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave., Hell's Kitchen
7:30 p.m. Must wait in line for free ticket; 1 ticket per person. Space is limited. 

Friday, July 17

"Queen to Play," Films on the Green French Film Festival
Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Upper West Side
8:30 p.m. Free

"The BoxTrolls," Hudson RiverFlicks: Family Fridays
Pier 46, Greenwich Village
8:30 p.m. Free. Free popcorn. 

Sunday, July 19

"Escape from New York," Habana Outpost Movie Night
757 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
8 p.m. Free. Food and drink available to purchase.

Monday, July 20

"Badlands," HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Bryant Park Lawn, Midtown
5 p.m. Free. 

"The Big Lebowski," Death Ave Outdoor Classic Movie Night
Death Ave Restaurant Patio, 315 Tenth Avenue between 28th & 29th, Chelsea
8 p.m. Free with minimum of 1 bottle wine and 2 growlers of beer per two guests plus cheese tasting board and shared spreads (see menu for details).
Guests are recommended to arrive before 7:30 p.m. 
Reservations only: call 212-695-8080. 

Tuesday, July 21

"The Rescuers Down Under," New York Restoration Project Summer Movie Night
Westervelt Community Garden, 143 Westervelt Ave., St. George
8:30 p.m. Free. 

Wednesday, July 22

"The Great Gatsby," Summer on the Hudson Picture Show
Pier I (Riverside Park South), Upper West Side
8 p.m. Free. 

"Dirty Dancing," Summerscreen
McCarren Park, North 12th Street and Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg
6 p.m. doors; movie begins at sundown. Food available to purchase. 

"Selma," Hudson Riverflicks: Big Hit Wednesdays
Pier 63, Chelsea
8:30 p.m. Free. Free popcorn.

Thursday, July 23

"Attack the Block," Syfy Movies with a View
Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO
Music starts at 6 p.m., movie starts at sunset. Free. 

"Close Encounters of the Third Kind," Intrepid Summer Movie Series
Flight Deck, Intrepid Museum. Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave., Hell's Kitchen
7:30 p.m. Must wait in line for free ticket; 1 ticket per person. Space is limited. 

"Breakfast at Tiffany's," CinemaLIC
Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City
Movie starts at sunset. Free. 

Friday, July 24

"La Derive," Films on the Green French Film Festival
Transmitter Park, 2 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn
8:30 p.m. Free

"Annie," Fordham Road Film Festival
Bryan Park, East Fordham Road and East Kingsbridge Road, Fordham Heights
8:30 p.m. Free. 

"Pee Wee's Big Adventure," Hudson RiverFlicks: Family Fridays
Pier 46, Greenwich Village
8:30 p.m. Free. Free popcorn. 

Sunday, July 26

"Jaws," Habana Outpost Movie Night
757 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
8 p.m. Free. Food and drink available to purchase.

Monday, July 27

"The Princess Bride," Astoria Movies on the Waterfront
Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge & Astoria Pool, Astoria
8:30 p.m. Free. 

"Footloose," HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Bryant Park Lawn, Midtown
5 p.m. Free. 

"Last Tango in Paris,"  Death Ave Outdoor Classic Movie Night
Death Ave Restaurant Patio, 315 Tenth Avenue between 28th & 29th, Chelsea
8 p.m. Free with minimum of 1 bottle wine and 2 growlers of beer per two guests plus cheese tasting board and shared spreads (see menu for details).
Guests are recommended to arrive before 7:30 p.m. 
Reservations only: call 212-695-8080. 

Tuesday, July 28

"How to Train Your Dragon 2" NYC Parks Movie Night
Swindler Cove at Sherman Creek Park, 3703 Harlem River Drive, Hudson Heights
8 p.m. Free. Complimentary hot popcorn will be served. 

"Sex and the City," Mad46 Rooftop Movie Night
The Roosevelt Hotel, Madison Avenue at 46th Street, Midtown
9 p.m. Free. $20 minimum food/beverage per person.

Wednesday, July 29

"Dazed and Confused," Summerscreen
McCarren Park, North 12th Street and Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg
6 p.m. doors; movie begins at sundown. Food available to purchase. 

"Beasts of the Southern Wild," Summer on the Hudson Picture Show
Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Upper West Side
8 p.m. Free.

"St. Vincent," Hudson Riverflicks: Big Hit Wednesdays
Pier 63, Chelsea
8:30 p.m. Free. Free popcorn.

Thursday, July 30

"Clue," Syfy Movies with a View
Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO
Music starts at 6 p.m.; movie starts at sunset. Free. 

"Apollo 13," Intrepid Summer Movie Series
Flight Deck, Intrepid Museum. Pier 86, W 46th St and 12th Ave, Hell's Kitchen
7:30 p.m. Must wait in line for free ticket; 1 ticket per person. Space is limited. 

Friday, July 31

"La Collectionneuse," Films on the Green French Film Festival
Transmitter Park, 2 Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint
8:30 p.m. Free. 

"Annie (2014)," Hudson RiverFlicks: Family Fridays
Pier 46, Greenwich Village
8:30 p.m. Free. Free popcorn. 

Sunday, August 2

"To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar," Habana Outpost Movie Night
757 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
8 p.m. Free. Food and drink available to purchase.

Monday, August 3

"Frozen,"  Astoria Movies on the Waterfront
Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge & Astoria Pool, Astoria
8:30 p.m. Free. 

"Marathon Man," HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Bryant Park Lawn, Midtown
5 p.m. Free. 

"Midnight Cowboy,"  Death Ave Outdoor Classic Movie Night
Death Ave Restaurant Patio, 315 Tenth Avenue between 28th & 29th, Chelsea
8 p.m. Free with minimum of 1 bottle wine and 2 growlers of beer per two guests plus cheese tasting board and shared spreads (see menu for details).
Guests are recommended to arrive before 7:30 p.m. 
Reservations only: call 212-695-8080. 

Tuesday, August 4

"Back to the Future 2," Movies Nights in the Rockaways
Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard, Rockaway
8 p.m. Free. Refreshments will be served. 

"Mallrats," Nitehawk Cinema Presents Buzzfeed Throwback Theater
50 Kent Street, Williamsburg
Movie begins at dusk. Free. 

Wednesday, August 5

"Moonrise Kingdown," Summer on the Hudson Picture Show
Pier I (Riverside Park South), Upper West Side
8 p.m. Free. 

"Jurassic Park," Summerscreen
McCarren Park, Williamsburg, North 12th Street and Bedford Avenue
6 p.m. doors; movie begins at sundown. Food available to purchase. 

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," Hudson Riverflicks: Big Hit Wednesdays
Pier 63, Chelsea
8:30 p.m. Free. Free popcorn.

Thursday, August 6

"Friday," Syfy Movies with a View
Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO
Music starts at 6 p.m.; movie starts at sunset. Free. 

"Wall-E," Intrepid Summer Movie Series
Flight Deck, Intrepid Museum. Pier 86, W 46th St and 12th Ave, Hell's Kitchen
7:30 p.m. Must wait in line for free ticket; 1 ticket per person. Space is limited. 

Friday, August 7

"Jumanji," Hudson RiverFlicks: Family Fridays
Pier 46, Greenwich Village
8:30 p.m. Free. Free popcorn. 

"E. T.," CinemaLIC
Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City
Movie starts at sunset. Free. 

Sunday, August 9

"Purple Rain," Habana Outpost Movie Night
757 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
8 p.m. Free. Food and drink available to purchase.

Monday, August 10

"How to Train Your Dragon,"  Astoria Movies on the Waterfront
Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge & Astoria Pool, Astoria
8:30 p.m. Free. 

"Desk Set," HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Bryant Park Lawn, Midtown
5 p.m. Free. 

"Sunset Boulevard," Death Ave Outdoor Classic Movie Night
Death Ave Restaurant Patio, 315 Tenth Avenue between 28th & 29th, Chelsea
8 p.m. Free with minimum of 1 bottle wine and 2 growlers of beer per two guests plus cheese tasting board and shared spreads (see menu for details).
Guests are recommended to arrive before 7:30 p.m. 
Reservations only: call 212-695-8080. 

Tuesday, August 11

"Flight of the Navigator," New York Restoration Project Summer Movie NIght
103rd Street Community Garden, 105 East 103rd St, Harlem
8 p.m. Free. Complimentary popcorn will be served.

"Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy," Mad46 Rooftop Movie Night
The Roosevelt Hotel, Madison Avenue at 46th Street, Midtown
9 p.m. Free. $20 minimum food/beverage per person.

Wednesday, August 12

"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," Summer on the Hudson Picture Show
Pier I in Riverside Park South, Upper West Side
8 p.m. Free. 

"Boyhood," Hudson Riverflicks: Big Hit Wednesdays
Pier 63, Chelsea
8:30 p.m. Free. Free popcorn.

Thursday, August 13

"Fantastic Mr. Fox," Summer on the Hudson: The Picture Show Extension
72nd Street Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park), Upper West Side
8:30 p.m. Free. 

"Dr. Strangelove," Syfy Movies with a View
Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO
Music starts at 6 p.m.; movie starts at sunset. Free. 

Friday, August 14

"Paddington," Hudson RiverFlicks: Family Fridays
Pier 46, Greenwich Village
8:30 p.m. Free. Free popcorn. 

Sunday, August 16

"Grease," Habana Outpost Movie NIght
757 Fulton Street, Fort Greene                                                                           
8 p.m. Free. Food and drink available to purchase.

Monday, August 17

"Frozen," Randall's Island Outdoor Movie Night
Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge, Randall's Island Park
7:30 pm. Free.

"Ghostbusters,"  Astoria Movies on the Waterfront
Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge & Astoria Pool, Astoria
8:30 p.m. Free. 

"Chinatown," HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Bryant Park Lawn, Midtown
5 p.m. Free.

"Vertigo," Death Ave Outdoor Classic Movie Night
Death Ave Restaurant Patio, 315 Tenth Avenue between 28th & 29th, Chelsea
8 p.m. Free with minimum of 1 bottle wine and 2 growlers of beer per two guests plus cheese tasting board and shared spreads (see menu for details).
Guests are recommended to arrive before 7:30 p.m. 
Reservations only: call 212-695-8080. 

Tuesday, August 18

"An American Tail," New York Restoration Project Summer Movie Night
Westervelt Community Garden, 143 Westervelt Avenue, St. George
8 p.m. Free. 

Wednesday, August 19

"Guardians of the Galaxy," Flushing Meadows Corona Park Movie Night
111th Street and 53rd Avenue, in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
8 p.m. Free. 

"Interstellar," Hudson Riverflicks: Big Hit Wednesdays
Pier 63, Chelsea
8:30 p.m. Free. Free popcorn.

Thursday, August 20

"Dazed and Confused," Syfy Movies with a View
Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO
Music starts at 6 p.m.; movie starts at sunset. Free. 

"When Harry Met Sally," CinemaLIC
Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City
Movie starts at sunset. Free. 

Friday, August 21

"Ghostbusters," Fordham Road Film Festival
Bryan Park, East Fordham Road and East Kingsbridge Road, Fordham Heights
7:30 p.m. free. 

"Hook," Hudson RiverFlicks: Family Fridays
Pier 46, Greenwich Village
8:30 p.m. Free. Free popcorn. 

Sunday, August 23

"Footloose," Habana Outpost Movie Night
757 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
8 p.m. Free. Food and drink available to purchase.

Monday, August 24

"The Incredibles," Astoria Movies on the Waterfront
Astoria Park Great Lawn, Shore Boulevard between Hell Gate Bridge & Astoria Pool, Astoria
8:30 p.m. Free. 

"Back to the Future," HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Bryant Park Lawn, Midtown
5 p.m. Free. 

"Roman Holiday," Death Ave Outdoor Classic Movie Night
Death Ave Restaurant Patio, 315 Tenth Avenue between 28th & 29th, Chelsea
8 p.m. Free with minimum of 1 bottle wine and 2 growlers of beer per two guests plus cheese tasting board and shared spreads (see menu for details).
Guests are recommended to arrive before 7:30 p.m. 
Reservations only: call 212-695-8080. 

Tuesday, August 25

"E. T. The Extra Terrestrial," New York Restoration Project Summer Movie Night
Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), 3703 Harlem River Drive, Inwood
8 p.m. Free.

"Ghostbusters," Mad46 Rooftop Movie Night
The Roosevelt Hotel, Madison Avenue at 46th Street, Midtown
9 p.m. Free. $20 minimum food/beverage per person.

Wednesday, August 26

"Big Hero 6," Forest Park Movie Night
Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue, Highland Park
7:30 p.m. Free. 

Thursday, August 27

"Die Hard," Syfy Movies with a View
Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO
Music starts at 6 p.m.; movie starts at sunset. Free. 

Sunday, August 30

"Coming to America," Habana Outpost Movie Night
757 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
8 p.m. Free. Food and drink available to purchase.

Monday, August 31

"Bonnie and Clyde," Death Ave Outdoor Classic Movie Night
Death Ave Restaurant Patio, 315 Tenth Avenue between 28th & 29th, Chelsea
8 p.m. Free with minimum of 1 bottle wine and 2 growlers of beer per two guests plus cheese tasting board and shared spreads (see menu for details).
Guests are recommended to arrive before 7:30 p.m. 
Reservations only: call 212-695-8080. 

Wednesday, September 2

"Big Hero 6," Forest Park Movie Night
George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park), Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive, Woodhaven
7:30 p.m. Free. 

Sunday, September 6

"The Goonies," Habana Outpost Movie Night
757 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
8 p.m. Free. Food and drink available to purchase.