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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: 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

(500) Days Of Summer
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 10pm

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

Dirty Dancing
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 10pm

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

September 1

Jurassic Park
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOps, 8pm

September 2

Casablanca
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

September 4

Roman Holiday
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

September 6

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

September 7

Top Gun
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOps, 8pm

September 8

Star Trek: First Contact
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOps, 8pm

Girlhood
Films on the Green at Columbia University, 8:30pm

September 11

The Godfather
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

September 12

The Devil Wears Prada
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

Where the Wild Things Are
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOps, 8pm

September 13

Top Gun
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOps, 8pm

September 14

When Harry Met Sally
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

Grease
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOps, 8pm

September 15

Milk
Rooftop Cinema Club at OfficeOps, 8pm

September 16

The Notebook
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

September 18

Cinema Paradiso
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

September 19

The Goonies
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

September 21

Goodfellas
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

September 23

It Happened One Night
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

September 25

The Dark Knight
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

September 27

Dirty Dancing
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

September 28

Pulp Fiction
Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel, 8pm

September 30

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

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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.