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Drive-in theaters in and near New York City
You heard it here first: This is going to be the summer of the drive-in. What could be better than a double-feature under the stars? A new generation is joining the family-run throwbacks, and now it's easier than ever to sit back in your car and enjoy the best family movies to watch together. In fact, many of the films you'll see are from your childhood: Back to the Future, Jaws, Jurassic Park and other family comedy movies your kids will love. Some of the drive-ins on this list have been around for more than 50 years. Others, such as the Greenville Drive-In, Jericho Drive-In and Four Brothers Drive-In, are updated classics with delicious food and craft beers. And some, such as the Skyline Drive-In, BelAire Diner and Mema's Pizzeria, are parking lot pop-ups that appeared this year. Even more will open this summer: The celebrated theater troupe Shakespeare & Company plans to open one in the Berkshires, while the Junk Yard Drive-In is planning to open on Long Island. So go ahead and buy tickets for one of the drive-ins that opened in NYC this year, or head out of town for one of the drive-ins with grassy fields lined by trees. No matter where you decide to go, a night at a drive-in is def one of the best things a family can do in NYC right now.
The 50 best family movies to watch together
Gather the crew and grab a hefty bowl of popcorn: the best family movies are waiting for you! We've rounded up a little bit of everything: classics, cartoons, Disney princess movies, kids' movies from the '90s and everything else you can possibly imagine. Looking for a few giggles? Try The Goonies. Including Fido in the mix? Put on My Dog Skip. We guarantee we have something for everyone. After a day of embarking on trip to cool kids' museums in NYC, fun playgrounds or your go-to family attractions, you deserve a night in with these amazing family movies (and snacks, of course). If you're not ready to call it quits, check out the cool kids' movies in theaters. In 2020, you can expect: Sonic the Hedgehog, a live-action Mulan, Scoob, Peter Rabit 2 and so many more!
The best kids' movies coming to theaters in 2020
UPDATE: Some movie releases for 2020 have been changed: Learn more about what's streaming early. It looks like it is going to be a boffo year for family films. Amazing animated features and live-action adventures are sure to keep your brood plenty busy. So what are the kids' movies 2020 has in store? There's a lot of cute going on and, of course, a lot from Disney: We'll see which ones become classics and join the ranks of the best Disney movies of all time. Maybe some will enter the canon, and become one of the best 50 films to watch together as a family. If you're in search of more things to watch with your little film buffs, check out where to stream fun old-school cartoons (everything from Popeye to PowerPuff Girls) and find your favorite family spots in these New York movies for families.
The best family comedy movies your kids will love
Our list of the most hilarious family comedy movies to watch together will have your whole crew giggling! From The Boss Baby to Paddington and everything in between, there's a lot to love about these films—we promise you won't be disappointed with these laugh-out-loud picks! Looking for even more sweet family films beyond our list of the best family comedy movies? Don't miss our roundups of the coolest Disney movies of all time, kids' movies from the 90s, the best animal movies and our favorite movies for tweens. And when your kids have the sillies and you need a little outdoor time, check out these 7 gorgeous playgrounds you should visit in NYC.
The best family movies on Netflix for all ages
Welcome summer vacation with new family movies on Netflix! The lineup is stellar. This July, we can dig into classic family movies (like The Karate Kid), enjoy new cartoons for kids and say farewell to one of your favorite movies for tweens and '80s classics. (Yep, E.T. phone home.) Grab some popcorn (or perhaps a summer popsicle) and kick back with a fun flick! What's first on your list? (For us, it's The Baby-Sitters Club.) Movies coming to Netflix in July 2020: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Available July 1) Charlotte's Web (Available July 1) Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (Available July 1) The Karate Kid (Available July 1)The Karate Kid Part II (Available July 1)The Karate Kid Part III (Available July 1)The Baby-Sitters Club (Available July 3) Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (Available July 7) Hello Ninja: Season 3 (Available July 10) Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love (Available July 20) The Larva Island Movie (Available July 23) Animal Crackers (Available July 24) Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing (Available July 24) The Kissing Booth 2 (Available July 24) Latte and the Magic Waterstone (Available July 31) Last Call in July 2020: Solo: A Star Wars Story (Leaving July 8)Bolt (Leaving July 21) Ant-Man and the Wasp (Leaving July 28)The Incredibles 2 (Leaving July 29)Back to the Future (Leaving July 31) Back to the Future Part II (Leaving July 31) Back to the Future Part III (Leaving July 31) Casper (Leaving July 31) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Leav