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Watch films for free outside in Prospect Park this summer

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park, an outdoor film series will give New Yorkers yet another reason to visit the urban oasis this summer. 

Summer Movies under the Stars, which is being presented by the Brooklyn Borough President, Prospect Park Alliance and Nitehawk Cinema, will present free film screenings on Prospect Park’s Long Meadow North. The evenings will feature live musical entertainment followed by a family-friendly film. Each film was chosen specifically to highlight park themes such as the Prospect Park Zoo, summer camps, Little League Baseball, flora and fauna.

“What better way to celebrate 150 years of memories in Brooklyn’s backyard than making a few more under the stars with family and friends? Our exciting run of summer movies, paired with an equally exciting lineup of live entertainment, is a can’t-miss ticket for fun, and best of all, that ticket is free! I’m looking forward to joining my friends from the Alliance and Nitehawk Cinema in welcoming Brooklynites and visitors to enjoy these screenings,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams said in a statement.

All live entertainment will start at 7pm with the films beginning shortly after sundown at Long Meadow North, closet to the Grand Army Plaza entrance at Eastern Parkway. Check out the full lineup below.

Wednesday, July 19 - The NeverEnding Story
Live entertainment by DJ Jane Elizabeth spinning a1980s music set

Wednesday, July 26 - The Sandlot
Live entertainment by Doo Wop band

Wednesday, August 2 - Moonrise Kingdom
Live entertainment by Morricone Youth

Wednesday, August 9 – Zootopia
Live entertainment by Brooklyn United Marching Band

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