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Exclusive: Rooftop Cinema Club announces outdoor NYC screenings

New York City's hottest outdoor film series is back—your deckchair, sunset view, cocktail and classic movie awaits

Joshua Rothkopf
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Joshua Rothkopf

When it comes to watching movies outdoors, Rooftop Cinema Club has it down to a science (if that science were awesomeness and you got an A+). There's a cocktail bar. There's popcorn, even a "bottomless" ticketing option. There are state-of-the-art wireless headphones. And you're on a roof and it's summertime. What's not to understand here?

Here's what's changed: All screenings this season will unspool at Skylawn Rooftop Bar at Embassy Suites (60 W 37th St), which opens at 5pm daily, so you can get your drink on early. And the programming continues to evolve in impressive ways. Not only can you sing along to a certain Oscar-winning song, you can steep yourself in weekly picks devoted to strong onscreen women, black cinema and Hispanic heritage.

Starting in September, each night will feature two different titles! Check your showtimes carefully.

Time Out is proud to announce RCC's summer screenings, with purchasing links below. 


Sun Sept 1
7:15pm The Who’s Tommy
9:45pm Save the Last Dance

Mon Sept 2
7:15pm Back to the Future
9:45pm How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Tue Sept 3
7:15pm Beetlejuice
9:45pm A Star Is Born (2018)

Wed Sept 4
7:15pm The Proposal
9:45pm Booksmart

Thu Sept 5
7:15pm The Breakfast Club
9:45pm Bohemian Rhapsody

Fri Sept 6
7:15pm Drop Dead Gorgeous
9:45pm Booksmart

Sat Sept 7
7:15pm Mean Girls
9:45pm Beyond the Lights

Sun Sept 8
7pm Dirty Dancing
9:45pm La La Land

Mon Sept 9
7pm The Goonies
9:45pm Big

Wed Sept 11
7pm Mama Mia!
9:30pm Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Thu Sept 12
7pm Before Sunset
9:45pm Set It Off

Fri Sept 13
7pm Grease: Sing-Along
9:45pm Saturday Night Fever

Sat Sept 14
7pm Moonstruck
9:45pm Captain Marvel

Sun Sept 15
7pm A Walk to Remember
9:45pm The Notebook

Mon Sept 16
7pm La Bamba
9:45pm Selena

Tue Sept 17
7pm The Princess Bride
9:45pm Purple Rain

Wed Sept 18
7pm She’s Gotta Have It
9:45pm Do the Right Thing

Thu Sept 19
7pm The Sandlot
9:45pm A Star Is Born (2018)

Fri Sept 20
7pm Death Becomes Her
9:45pm Twilight

Sat Sept 21
7pm My Best Friend’s Wedding
9:45pm Pretty Woman

Sun Sept 22
7pm Rooftalks: Funny Face
9:45pm Pillow Talk

Mon Sept 23
7pm Labyrinth
9:45pm Coming to America

Tue Sept 24
7pm Groundhog Day
9:45pm The Greatest Showman: Sing-Along

Wed Sept 25
7pm Aladdin (2019)
9:45pm An Officer and a Gentleman

Fri Sept 27
7pm Stand by Me
9:45pm Us

Sat Sept 28
7pm Dirty Dancing
9:45pm Ghost

Sun Sept 29
7pm Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
9:45pm Hocus Pocus

Mon Sept 30
7pm 10 Things I Hate About You (open captions screening) 
9:45pm Bohemian Rhapsody   


Wed Oct 2
7pm Dirty Dancing
9:45pm Rocketman

Thu Oct 3
7pm Mean Girls
9:45pm Bohemian Rhapsody: Sing-Along

Fri Oct 4
7pm Halloweentown
9:45pm Hocus Pocus

Sat Oct 5
7pm Yesterday
9:45pm Death Becomes Her

Sun Oct 6
7pm The Princess Bride
9:45pm Poltergeist (1982)

Mon Oct 7
7pm The Breakfast Club
9:45pm A Star Is Born (2018)

Tue Oct 8
7pm Hocus Pocus (open captions screening)
9:45pm Grease: Sing-Along

Wed Oct 9
7pm The Craft
9:45pm Pretty Woman

Thu Oct 10
7pm Practical Magic
9:45pm Rocketman

Fri Oct 11
7pm Booksmart
9:45pm Aladdin (2019)

Sat Oct 12
7pm The Blair Witch Project
9:45pm Hocus Pocus

Sun Oct 13
7pm Coco
9:45pm Halloween (1978) 

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