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Here are all the movies you can watch on an NYC rooftop this summer

Enjoy skyline views, vegan popcorn and classic movies.

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan

Looking for an elevated movie-going experience? This summer, you can watch classic movies like Casablanca, Clueless and Goodfellas on a Manhattan rooftop while sipping wine and snacking on vegan popcorn. 

Rooftop Cinema Club in midtown is back this summer, and they just announced an impressive slate of movies starting on May 4. 

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No matter which movie you pick, the city's skyline serves as a stunning backdrop, as the cinema's located on the Skylawn rooftop of the Embassy Suites Hotel on West 37th Street. But don't worry about background noise because each guest gets their own wireless headphones.

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Snacks are, of course, an important part of the movie-going experience, and Rooftop Cinema Club delivers with hot dogs, Bavarian pretzels, nachos and popcorn. There's also a full bar on site with beer, wine and themed cocktails. 

A few more tips: If you're going to a daytime screening, wear some sunscreen; if you're going in the evening, bring a jacket. The cinema's cashless, so be sure to bring a debit or credit card. As for pricing, tickets range from $19.50 to $28.50, and you can reserve a lounge chair or a premium lounge chair. 

Keep an eye out for themed movies around special events, like Pride, Juneteenth, Mother's Day and Father's Day.

You can check out the entire season's schedule and buy tickets right here. Below, we've highlighted just some of the awesome movies that are included in the roster.

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Photograph: Courtesy of Rooftop Cinema Club

Movies to see at Rooftop Cinema Club this summer

Thursday, May 4 (Star Wars Day), 8pm: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 

Saturday, May 6, 5:15pm: Clueless

Sunday, May 7, 8pm: Everything Everywhere All At Once

Thursday, May 11, 7:45pm: The Great Gatsby

Sunday, May 14, 1:45pm: Casablanca

Friday, May 19, 8pm: Pretty Woman

Thursday, May 25, 4pm: Goonies

Monday, May 29, 4:15pm: The Breakfast Club

Thursday, June 1, 8:30pm: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Saturday, June 3, 10:30pm: Goodfellas

Thursday, June 8, 4pm: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Tuesday, June 13, 5pm: The Sandlot

Friday, June 23, 8pm: When Harry Met Sally

Friday, June 30, 11pm: Drive

Sunday, July 2, 4:30pm: Dirty Dancing 

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