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All of the outdoor movies in NYC this summer

Discover where to catch your favorite flick in the park or on a rooftop with our handy calendar of outdoor movies in NYC

New York City in the summer can't be beat, especially on a perfect day in one of the many gorgeous NYC parks. And come nighttime, many of those parks turn into venues for movie screenings—of Academy Award-winning classics, beloved rom-coms, action movies and more. Even better, the screenings are usually free. Pack a picnic dinner, kick off your shoes and get in the communal mood. Here's a list of all of the outdoor movies NYC film fanatics can check out this summer.

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Outdoor movies in NYC: July

July 1

The 400 Blows
Films on the Green at Transmitter Park, 8:30pm

July 3

Brief Encounter
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:30pm

July 4

Team America: World Police
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:30pm

July 5

Dirty Dancing
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:30pm

Spice World
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:30pm

July 6

American Psycho
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:30pm

Deadpool
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:30pm

Scream*
SummerScreen at McCarren Park, sunset

The African Queen*
Socrates Sculpture Park, sunset

July 7

Hail, Caesar!
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:30pm

Singin’ in the Rain*
Movies With A View at Brooklyn Bridge Park, 6pm

Star Trek (2009)*
Intrepid Museum, sunset

July 8

April and the Extraordinary World
Films on the Green at Riverside Park, 8:30pm

July 10

Sunset Boulevard
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:30pm

July 11

Bridget Jones's Diary
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:30pm

Vertigo
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:30pm

July 12

Spice World
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:30pm

The Notebook
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:30pm

Raiders of the Lost Ark*
Red Hook Films at Valentino Pier, 8:30pm

July 13

Top Gun
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:30pm

Mustang
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:30pm

Harold and Kumar go to White Castle*
SummerScreen at McCarren Park, sunset

L’Atalante*
Socrates Sculpture Park, sunset

The Princess Bride*
The Uprising at Hudson Yards Park, 8:30pm

Back to the Future*
Movies Under the Stars at Lawrence Virgilio Playground, sunset

Jaws*
Arts, Culture, and Fun at ARROW Field House, 8:30pm

Jurassic World*
Hudson RiverFlicks at Pier 63 at Chelsea Piers, 8:30pm

July 14

High Rise
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:30pm

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle*
Movies With A View at Brooklyn Bridge Park, 6pm

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home*
Intrepid Museum, sunset

July 15

Un Flic
Films on the Green at Riverside Park, 8:30pm

July 16

The Incredibles*
Movies Under the Stars at Kivlehan Park, 8:30pm

July 17

Labyrinth
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:30pm

July 18

Purple Rain
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:30pm

Pan's Labyrinth
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:30pm

Within our Gates*
Reel Harlem: Historic Harlem Parks Film Festival at St. Nicholas Park, 6pm

July 19

(500) Days of Summer
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:30pm

Breakfast At Tiffany's
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:30pm

Purple Rain*
Red Hook Films at Valentino Pier, 8:30pm

Pretty in Pink*
Movies Under the Stars at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 8pm

July 20

Pulp Fiction
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:30pm

Top Gun
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:30pm

The Fast and the Furious*
SummerScreen at McCarren Park, sunset

Sonita*
Socrates Sculpture Park, sunset

July 21

Psycho
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:30pm

Purple Rain*
Movies With A View at Brooklyn Bridge Park, 6pm

Galaxy Quest*
Intrepid Museum, sunset

July 22

Cleo from 5 to 7
Films on the Green at Tompkins Square Park, 8:30pm

July 24

Life Is Beautiful
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:30pm

July 25

The Shawshank Redemption
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:30pm

Straight Outta Compton
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:30pm

July 26

Manhattan
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:30pm

Dirty Dancing
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:30pm

The LEGO Movie*
Red Hook Films at Valentino Pier, 8:30pm

July 27

The Big Lebowski
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:30pm

10 Things I Hate About You*
SummerScreen at McCarren Park, sunset

Rivers and Tides*
Socrates Sculpture Park, sunset

July 28

Pulp Fiction
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:30pm

It Happened One Night*
Movies With A View at Brooklyn Bridge Park, 6pm

Labyrinth
JCC Manhattan, 8:30pm

July 29

Boyfriends and Girlfriends
Films on the Green at Tompkins Square Park, 8:30pm

July 31

The Godfather
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:30pm

Outdoor movies in NYC: August

Outdoor movies in NYC: September

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Comments

7 comments
Daria L
Daria L

Rooftop Film Club at Yotel is horrible ! It's poorely organized + they don't have any roof cover in case of cold/rain so if the weather is bad you are screwed. We went last night for Blade Runner: the movie started 15 minutes earlier, everyone had to sit in rain & cold and the management didn't even have enough blankets.  Rooftop Film Club don't offer credit or refunds. We had a very bad time and are very unhappy.

Beth B
Beth B

Ummmm, it would be helpful if you added June on!

The Man on the Street
The Man on the Street

Rooftop Film Club at Yotel is simply spectacular. Seeing Top Gun on a balmy New York night with the backdrop of Times Square was unforgettable. I was visiting from London, where we also have Rooftop Film Club on top of a Car Park in Peckham. Again great views and great films. I think the New York version wins over London and I am the last person on the planet ever to vote away from my own town. I just found this to be the highlight of our trip. 

Jayjayel W
Jayjayel W

@The Man on the Street Pity that they were all sold out as of this publication date (which begs the questions - "Why did TO bother to put them on the list anyway?" and "For events like this, shouldnt it be a much shorter lead time to book tickets?"

Alluc
Alluc

Event like this always interest me. Most of the movies are good and most of the people looks happy.