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Where to Watch Free Movies Outdoors This Summer in Astoria and LIC

 Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) in
Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) in "La La Land."
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QUEENS — It's summer, meaning there's no better time to spread out a blanket and catch a flick under the stars.

A number of parks across Western Queens will be showing outdoor movies this season, ranging from indie films to Oscar hits like "La La Land," or the 80s classic "The Outsiders."

Here is DNAinfo's roundup of local summer screenings. 

► Astoria Park's Great Lawn
Where: 19th Street and 23rd Avenue, Astoria

June 9 - "La La Land"
Astoria Park Alliance will host this "Movie Under the Stars" event for the first time, featuring this hit romantic musical. The movie will start at sundown (generally 8:15 p.m.) and includes free popcorn for attendees, as well as free Astoria Park Alliance blankets for the first 50 people to show up.

July 29, July 31, Aug. 7, Aug. 14, Aug. 21
The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition is bringing back its annual "Movies on the Waterfront" series, to take place Monday nights starting at 8:30 p.m. The lineup has yet to be announced.

Athens Square Park
Where: 30th Avenue and 29th Street, Astoria

July 2 - "The Outsiders"
July 16 - "Rumble Fish"
July 30 - "My Bodyguard"

This trio of teen 80s flicks will each screen for free starting at 8 p.m., but get there early to snag a place to sit.

Socrates Sculpture Park
Where: Vernon Boulevard and Broadway, Astoria

July 5 - "Timbuktu"
July 12 - "Easy Money"
July 19 - "Liberation Day"
July 26 - "Chevalier"
Aug. 2 - "The Challenge"
Aug. 9 - "The Silence Before Bach"
Aug. 16 - "Romance and Cigarettes"
Aug. 23 - "Bad Hair"

Curated by Film Forum and a collaboration with Rooftop Films, this annual series features international films in the park every Wednesday night in July and August. Screenings start at sunset, but there will be food and music or dance performances from each film's origin country starting at 7 p.m.

► Paul Raimonda Playground
Where: 20th Avenue and 47th Street, Ditmars

June 17 - "Sing"
July 3 - "The Lego Batman Movie"

Both screenings will start around 8 p.m., though the Parks Department suggests attendees show up around 7 p.m. to claim a spot.

► Hunters Point South Park
Where: Center Boulevard and 50th Avenue, Long Island City

June 23 - "Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory"
July 13 – "2001: A Space Odyssey"
Aug. 4 – "The Graduate"
Aug. 18 – "Finding Dory"
Sept. 15 – To be decided

Head to the Hunters Point waterfront to watch a movie set against the Manhattan skyline. Screenings will start around 8 p.m., and nearby cafe LIC Landing will be selling food and drink during the events.

Lawrence Virgilio Playground/Windmuller Park
Where: 52nd Street and 39th Drive, Woodside

June 18 - "The Punk Singer"

This screening is part of New York Music Month and tells the story of riot grrrl rocker Kathleen Hanna. Showing starts at 8 p.m., though the Parks Department suggests attendees show up around 7 p.m. to claim a spot.