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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 6

Scream*
SummerScreen at McCarren Park, sunset

The African Queen*
Socrates Sculpture Park, sunset

July 7

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 13

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

L’Atalante*
Socrates Sculpture Park, sunset

July 14

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 20

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

Sonita*
Socrates Sculpture Park, sunset

July 21

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 27

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

Rivers and Tides*
Socrates Sculpture Park, sunset

July 28

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

Outdoor movies in NYC: August

August 3

The Royal Tenenbaums*
SummerScreen at McCarren Park, sunset

Girl Asleep*
Socrates Sculpture Park, sunset

August 4

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

August 5

Big Hero 6*
Intrepid Museum, sunset

August 10

Audience Pick*
SummerScreen at McCarren Park, sunset

Suzhou River*
Socrates Sculpture Park, sunset

August 11

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

August 17

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

August 18

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

August 24

Embrace of the Serpent*
Socrates Sculpture Park, sunset

August 25

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

Outdoor movies in NYC: September

Watch the best summer blockbusters

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.