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Exclusive: Rooftop Cinema Club announces outdoor NYC screenings

Check out a classic, sip cocktails and experience a Manhattan or Brooklyn sunset at the sultriest of film series

Nothing says summer more than seeing a movie outdoors, caressed by warm breezes and sipping an alcoholic beverage. London's Rooftop Cinema Club are the kings of this experience, and we're pleased to exclusively announce their second year of local summer programming. Once again, their movie screenings will be held on the terrace of midtown's ultraswank YOTEL, a site with great views of the setting sun and globally inspired street food from new restaurant Green Fig and the upcoming Social Drink and Food. Their series begins May 3 with the immortal Hollywood romance Casablanca and runs through October.

Doors open at 6pm each night. You have drinks, wait until the sun sets (generally around 8pm) and then settle into the movie with your own personal set of wireless headphones to adjust the volume as you prefer. This year, a new package rate of $30 (plus a $3 booking fee) gets you admission to the film, a bag of buttered popcorn and Bubbles—everything a human being could possibly want!

The picks are terrific, ranging from die-hard cult classics (Blade Runner, Taxi Driver, The Big Lebowski), last year's Oscar contenders (Room, The Big Short, Straight Outta Compton) and some of the most fun rom-coms ever made (Clueless, Dirty Dancing, Manhattan.) Click on each of the handy below links to buy tickets via Time Out New York.

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Andi Y.
Andi Y.

Last month I spontaneously went to my first rooftop movie and saw Deadpool. I didn't do much research or look into what I was going to experience so I had no set expectation. The location was in East Williamsburg, right off of the Morgan stop. Very easy to navigate and find. At this location we were greeted by event staff downstairs who directed us to the rooftop. There, we went to a little stand where we picked up the headsets. I clearly didn't do my research and didn't know we had to wear headsets to actually hear the movie. It was fine once I overcame the fact that I was wearing a reusable headset. 


The ambiance was great. The red and white striped lounge chairs were surprisingly comfortable. And it's BYOB and snacks.  


All in all I would say this is a great experience and I would definitely attend another. The Brooklyn location was great with an amazing view of Manhattan.

Katie M
Katie M

I would not go to YOTEL for the Cinema - had a very bad experience. I was sitting waiting for the movie to begin and a cigarette hit me from a nearby window and burned a hole through my dress. The hotel management assured me they would do something to take care of it/submit an insurance claim and they have done nothing. I have called a few times to follow-up and no one returns my calls.

Charlotte M
Charlotte M

Hey,

I am interested in the YOTEL open air cinema dates for August.

When will they be published?

Srikanth G
Srikanth G

Does anyone have two tickets for Casablanca please, I missed it last month and did again this month.....

Jane H
Jane H

If anyone has 1 spare ticket to (June 1st - Pulp Fiction) they want to sell, please let me know. Thanks.

Miranda C
Miranda C

This is awesome! Will definitely have to try it out.

Jaime G
Jaime G

When will the June nights be listed please? :)

Catherine O
Catherine O

YAY! I have been waiting for the line up. I went last year and we had so much fun!

August Y
August Y

Headphones? Whats next we all show up to a movie and not only get headphones but also have to use Gear VR.. Way to take the social out of being social yet again..