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Movies Under the Stars Coming to More Parks Across City This Summer

 The city is expanding its
The city is expanding its "Movies Under the Stars" program to neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs.
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NEW YORK CITY — The outdoor movie screening series “Movies Under the Stars” returns this summer with an increased number of films in more parks throughout the five boroughs, officials said.

The program, run by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the Parks Department, will screen 300 free movies — more than double the number shown last year.

“‘Movies Under the Stars’ gives New Yorkers in every borough the opportunity to engage with film in a collective and meaningful way,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Our administration is committed to increasing access to family-friendly cultural opportunities, and this partnership is a perfect example of this work."

While the full lineup is still being determined, the current list of screenings includes classic movies like "Casablanca," "The Wizard of Oz" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark," as well as recent hits, like "Star Wars – The Force Awakens," "Inside Out," and "Brooklyn."

The city has also expanded into new locations, including East Williamsburg’s Cooper Park, The Bronx's Van Cortlandt Park and Manhattan's Carl Schurz Park and East River Park Bandshell.

Some locations for the free screenings include:

► Manhattan — Carl Schurz Park, East River Park Bandshell, Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground and Howard Bennett Playground

► Queens — Edward Byrne Park, Al Oerter Park and Recreation Center and Harvey Park

► Brooklyn — Cooper Park, Linden Park, McGolrick Park, Kelly Park and John Paul Jones Park

► Bronx — West Bronx Ball Field, Clinton Playground, Sachkerah Playground, Van Cortlandt Park, Middletown Park and Pelham Bay Park

► Staten Island — Bloomingdale Park, Corporal Thompson Park and Willowbrook Park.

You can find a full list of the free screenings here. The list is current through the end of May, but will be updated, according to the mayor's office.