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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

The Rocky Horror Picture Show*
Free Films in Tompkins, sundown

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

Next Stop, Greenwich Village*
Free Films in Tompkins, sundown

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

Do the Right Thing*
Free Films in Tompkins, sundown

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

Wild Style*
Free Films in Tompkins, sundown

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

August 1

Grease
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:15pm

Casablanca
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:15pm

August 2

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:15pm

Dirty Dancing
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:15pm

Beverly Hills Cop*
Red Hook Films at Valentino Pier, 8:30pm

August 3

Pulp Fiction
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:15pm

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:15pm

The Royal Tenenbaums*
SummerScreen at McCarren Park, sunset

Girl Asleep*
Socrates Sculpture Park, sunset

August 4

10 Things I Hate About You
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:15pm

American Graffiti*
Movies With A View at Brooklyn Bridge Park, 6pm

True Romance*
Free Films in Tompkins, sundown

August 5

Big Hero 6*
Intrepid Museum, sunset

August 7

The Danish Girl
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:15pm

August 8

Stand By Me
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:15pm

Coming To America
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:15pm

August 9

The Notebook
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:15pm

Trainspotting
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:15pm

Reservoir Dogs*
Red Hook Films at Valentino Pier, 8:30pm

August 10

Goodfellas
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8:15pm

Mrs. Doubtfire
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:15pm

Audience Pick*
SummerScreen at McCarren Park, sunset

Suzhou River*
Socrates Sculpture Park, sunset

August 11

Clueless
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8:15pm

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

Romeo + Juliet (the wild Baz Luhrmann version)*
Free Films in Tompkins, sundown

August 14

The Goonies
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

August 15

Back To The Future
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

Rear Window
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8pm

August 16

Top Gun
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

Do The Right Thing
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8pm

Pitch Perfect*
Red Hook Films at Valentino Pier, 8:30pm

August 17

(500) Days Of Summer
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

Pulp Fiction
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8pm

Aguirre, the Wrath of God*
Socrates Sculpture Park, sunset

August 18

Never Been Kissed
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8pm

A League of Their Own*
Movies With A View at Brooklyn Bridge Park, 6pm

August 21

Roman Holiday
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

August 22

American Psycho
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8pm

August 23

Dirty Dancing
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

The Lobster
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8pm

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

August 24

Amelie
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

Rocky
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8pm

Embrace of the Serpent*
Socrates Sculpture Park, sunset

August 25

Titanic
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8pm

Public Vote*
Movies With A View at Brooklyn Bridge Park, 6pm

August 28

The Wolf Of Wall Street
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

August 29

The Beach
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

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

August 30

Romeo + Juliet
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

Top Gun
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8pm

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

August 31

The Revenant
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

The Godfather
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOpps, 8pm

Outdoor movies in NYC: September

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Comments

8 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.