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30+ Places to Watch Outdoor Movies In NYC This Summer

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Memorial Day weekend is here, and that means just one thing: summer in the city has arrived. All across all five boroughs, A/Cs are turning on, schools are (almost) letting out, and outdoor venues are thawing from the long winter, gearing up to screen hundreds of films this 2014 season. Indeed, where we're going we don't need roads—just a blanket and some popcorn. From Inwood to Coney Island, city organizations have churned out quite the spread of silver screen delights. The showings start now and keep rolling until October, providing more than four months of entertainment, and (most of the time) you don't even have to pay. To help guide you through the schedule, we mapped every* location showing movies en plein air. Read on to see the 38 rooftops, parks, and piers offering summer screenings, along with the schedules.
—Hannah Frishberg
*At least we tried to find every location. If you know of one we missed, let us know on the tipline or in the comments, and we'll add it to the map.

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1. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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Pier 86
New York, NY 10036
(212) 245-0072
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Given that the Intrepid's movie series is held on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, and not in a wide open park, space is limited, and you only have a 60-minute window to get inside. The first movie, "Top Gun," will be shown Friday, May 23. There are no movies in June, but the films resume Thursday, July 10 and will occur every Thursday until August 14. The line-up includes hit movies, like "Gravity," "Captain Philips," "Spaceballs," and "Pirates of the Caribbean." Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and close promptly at 8:30 p.m.

2. Bryant Park: HBO Summer Film Fest

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E 42nd St.
New York, NY 10018

As one of the original summer film series, this one tends to be crowded. Read: you will see no grass once all of the blankets are laid mere minutes after the lawn opens at 5 p.m. The movies run every Monday night from June 16 to August 18. Films this year include "Blazing Saddles," "National Lampoon's Vacation," and "The Shining."

3. Brooklyn Bridge Park: Syfy Movies

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334 Furman St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Enjoy one of the best views in the city while watching movies at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The screenings take place on the sloping lawn of Pier 1, and they'll be held every Thursday from July 10 to August 28. DJ Small Change will start the fun each night at 6:30, and a short film will precede each feature. The movies—which include "Sharknado," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," and "The Birds"—will start at sundown. And if the movie is a bore, just turn and look at the glittering skyline in the background.

4. RiverFlicks - Pier 63 Hudson River Park

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205 12th Ave
New York, NY 10001

Hudson River Park hosts two movie series, one of which is "Big Hit Wednesdays," which shows—surprise!—big hits on Wednesdays on the lawn of Pier 63 near West 24th Street. All of the movies are free, and films this year include recent flicks like "American Hustle," "Iron Man 3," and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Movies start around 8:30 p.m., and there's free popcorn, as well as snacks for purchase. The first film is on July 9, and they run through August 20.[Photo via NYC Insider Guide]

5. RiverFlicks - Pier 46 - Hudson River Park

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West Side Highway
New York, NY

Hudson River Park's other movie series is called Family Fridays—just try to guess what they show and when. This series is located on Pier 46 at Charles and West Streets, and the same rules apply as for the Wednesday series: movies start at 8:30 p.m. and there's free popcorn. The first film, "Despicable Me 2," is on July 11, and they run through August 22.[Photo via Hudson River Park]

6. McCarren Park: SummerScreen

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Bedford Avenue & North 12th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

SummerScreen in McCarren Park is more than just movies: there's both live music and food vendors, too. This year, the first film is Wednesday, July 9, and the series runs for six weeks, through August 13. The entertainment is free, and doors open at 6 p.m., with the movies starting around sundown. The final film will be decided by a vote; choices are "Kill Bill Vol. 1," "Jawbreaker," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "The Warriors," "Spice World," "Big Trouble in Little China," and "Mean Girls." Vote for your favorite here.

7. Central Park Film Festival at Rumsey Playfield

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Central Park
New York, NY 10065

Central Park hosts a week of evening films at Rumsey Playfield, located just north of the Sheep Meadow mid-park beside the cafe. This year's films run from Monday, August 18 to Friday, August 22. In order, the movies that will be shown are "Big," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "The Way We Were," "Ghostbusters," and "Rear Window." The gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the films start at 8 p.m.[Photo via My Upper West]

8. Central Park - Cedar Hill

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Central Park
New York, NY 10028

Films on the Green kicks off its free city-wide Francophile Fest on May 30 at Cedar Hill in Central Park. The first screening is "Purple Noon," a movie about a man named Tom Ripley, who is tasked by a rich American industrialist to bring his son home from Italy. All films in this series are in French with English subtitles. [Photo]

9. Habana Outpost

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757 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 858-9500
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Habana Outpost has the longest outdoor movie program in the city; the first flick aired on Sunday, May 4, and the last will show on Sunday, October 26. Movies start at 8 p.m., but get there early to grab a seat, a frozen margarita, and some grilled corn.

10. Socrates Sculpture Park

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3205 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11106

Socrates Sculpture Park offers a lot more than just a movie. Each night there are live music and dance performances, art, and some nights there will be free kayaking and canoeing, which make it probably the best movie series of the summer. Though it is unclear if one can watch the movie while in a boat. Either way, the movies are hosted every Wednesday from July 2 to August 20, and the showcase has an international theme, with a different country being represented each night. Two of the stranger titles being shown—"The Deadly Ponies Gang" (July 16), and "Forests of the Dancings Spirits" (August 6)—are being put on in partnership with Rooftop Films. And for Queens lovers of the rom-com classic When Harry Met Sally, there will be a free showing at Socrates at 8:30PM on June 24th, airing at the same time at various venues in every boro.

11. Bronx Terminal Market

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610 Exterior St
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 513-7725
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For the third year, Rooftop Films will host four screenings atop the Bronx Terminal Market. This year's four-film series begins Tuesday, June 24, and continues July 8, July 15, and July 29, screening titles When Harry Met Sally, Frozen, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, and Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs . The fun starts at 7 p.m. with pre-movie music and prize giveaways. The Bronx Terminal Market will also be the Bronx representative in the simultaneous five-boro showing of When Harry Met Sally on June 24th at 8:30PM.

12. Industry City - Rooftop Films

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220 36th St
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Rooftop Films kicked off its annual summer film fest on May 16 at Industry City, which will be hosting about a dozen more screenings throughout the summer. Starting May 24, films will be shown every Saturday evening through July 19, and there will be two Friday night movies, on July 18 and August 1. This series is not for the blockbuster-seeking, but rather for cinephiles looking to see short films, indie flicks, and Sundance-approved movies. While a select few screenings hosted by Rooftop Films are free, most cost $13 and tickets should be purchased in advance. If movies are rained out, they will be rescheduled.[Photo via Empire Guides]

13. Solar One - Rooftop Films

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24-20 FDR Drive Service Road East
New York, NY 10010
(212) 505-6050
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The sustainable education center Solar One has just two movie screenings on the schedule for the summer, one of which was held already on May 21. The next and last Rooftop Film, "Happy Christmas," starring Anna Kendrick, will be shown on Thursday, July 10. Tickets are $13, and doors open at 8 p.m., with live music starting at 8:30 p.m. Solar One will also be participating in the city-wide When Harry Met Sally fest on June 24th, at 8:30PM.

14. MetroTech Commons - Rooftop Films

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MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201

In the dead center of Brooklyn's downtown, amidst the hubbub of Jay Street, Rooftop Films will be showing two short film series to match the pace of the neighborhoods. "Broken Hearted: Twisted Romantic Films" will be featured on Friday, July 11, and "Sundance Film Festival Shorts" will air Friday, June 6 (this one's free!). MetroTech will also host "Five Star," a film about pimps, gangs, and the future (Friday, June 27, also free!).

15. Old American Can Factory - Rooftop Films

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232 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Rooftop Films will be holding a smattering of showings at the Old American Can Factory this summer. Come see "The Infinite Man" (May 23), "Ping Pong Summer" (May 30), "The Search for Emak Bakia" (June 13), "Giuseppe Makes a Movie" (June 20), and "The Notorious Mr. Bout" (July 5) atop an 1885 canning factory in Gowanus. [Photo via XO Projects]

16. Riverside Park Pier I

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W 70th st
New York, NY

A free flick lineup featuring Riverside Park's staff favorites, this year's theme for the Pier I Picture Show is "Getting to Know You!" Highlights include classic Gen X films "Harold & Maude" and "Back to the Future," as well as perennial classics "Princess Bride" and "Clueless" (showing Wednesdays from July 9 to August 13, dusk to 8:30). The French movie series Films on the Green will also host two screenings here, on Friday, July 11, and Friday, July 18.

17. Tompkins Square Park - Films on the Green

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East 10th Street
New York, NY 10009

A Francophile fest all over New York, Films on the Green is supported by the French Embassy and showcases French cinema both classic and contemporary. Come relish in the contrast of "La Haine," about police brutality and rioting (in France, of course), in the once equally insubordinate Tompkins Square Park on Friday, June 27. The park will also host a screening the week before.

18. Prospect Park Bandshell

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Prospect Park West & 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

NYC's largest outdoor screen + live music accompaniment? Ahh, Brooklyn, how sweet it is! This year's lineup has an eclectic triad of movies, from George Lucas' first film, "THX 1138," to a rare South African apartheid documentary to "He Who Gets Slapped" (with local Gypsy jazz accompaniment). July 12, 25, and August 8 respectively, all at 7:30 p.m.

19. Roosevelt Hotel

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45 E 45th St
New York, NY 10017
(212) 661-9600
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If you're feeling that classy vibe and don't mind shelling out $20 on a food and beverage minimum, the Roosevelt Hotel is holding evenings themed around their rooftop screenings, held every other Tuesday evening from June to September, with the first film airing on June 24 and the last on September 9. A cluster of cult classics ("Caddyshack," "Little Shop of Horrors," "Rocky"), you should be sure to see all of these movies before summer is over, whether or not you see them at the Roosevelt.

20. Red Hook Flicks

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104 Ferris Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Under the watch of Lady Liberty, enjoy a slew of underdog classics, including the niche and wonderful New York films "Paris is Burning" and "On the Waterfront." The rest are a strange jumble of wonderful, but unrelated films, like "Fried Green Tomatoes" and "Hustle & Flow." They air Tuesdays, June through August.

21. South Street Seaport

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South St.
New York, NY 10310
(212) 732-7678
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Offering 31 different free films weekdays and weekends May through August, the South Street Seaport is able to show all the typical summer film choices and then some. There's "The Breakfast Club," "The Muppets Take Manhattan," "WALL-E," as well as "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," "Ratatouille," "Mission:Impossible," and 25 others. The first film airs Friday, May 23. Since there are so many films, the schedule varies a bit, but they're usually shown Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.[Photo via Sweet Find Day]

22. Roosevelt Island South Point Park

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If taking the tram overexcites you, stay awhile and calm down with a family-friendly flick this summer at Roosevelt Island's Summer Movie Series. The season kicks off on June 28 with weather-bending "Frozen," followed by "The Avengers," "The Hunger Games," "The Hobbit," and "Goldfinger." Movies run on every other Saturday until August 23, with the exception of "Thor: The Dark World," which is playing Friday, June 11.

23. Brooklyn Grange - Rooftop Films

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63 Flushing Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Brooklyn Grange is hosting three flicks at its farm atop a warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and they've matched the movies to the location. A series of "rural" shorts (Off the Beaten Path) aired on May 19, the tale of an improvised bike trip, "The Disobedient," will show on July 1, and a documentary on mushroom hunters ("The Last Season") screens on June 19.

24. JCC Manhattan - Rooftop Films

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334 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023
(646) 505-4444
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Goyish movies at the Upper West Side Jewish Community Center. Rooftop Films will be showing two flicks on the roof the JCC on Amsterdam Avenue, "An Honest Liar" (June 2nd), and "Dusty Stacks of Mom and Doc Shorts" (July 15).

25. Brookfield Place - Rooftop Films

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250 Vesey St
New York, NY 10281

For their showings on the former site of the World Financial Center, Rooftop Films has selected three flicks about, respectively, cartoons, New York, and a documentary about overcoming blindness. "Animation Block Party" and NY Shorts will premiere back to back July 24th and 25th (NY Shorts is free!), and the Case of the Three Sided Dream (also free!) will air on July 26.

26. Greenpoint High School For Engineering and Automotive Technology - Rooftop Films

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50 Bedford Avenue
New York, NY

There are still high schools for automotive technology? Yes, there are, and this summer you can watch movies in one! Rooftop Films is holding two special sneak previews at the Greenpoint High School For Engineering and Automotive Technology, "Appropriate Behavior" (July 31) and "The One I Love" (August 14). [Photo via Interior New York]

27. Washington Square Park

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W 4th St
New York, NY 10012

Films on the Green, the Francophile fest hosted in parks across the city, will show two French films in Washington Square Park on Friday, June 6 and Friday, June 13.

28. Crocheron Park - NYC Parks

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33rd Rd
Queens, NY 11361

For your viewing pleasure in the outer boroughs, NYC Parks is hosting a series of family-friendly flicks in Crocheron Park. There's "Brave" (June 6), "Tangled" (June 13), and "Monsters University" (August 19), among others, bringing Disney World straight to Queens.

29. Transmitter Park

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Francophiles in North Brooklyn can enjoy French films in Transmitter Park on Friday, July 25, and Friday, August 1, courtesy of Films on the Green.

30. Rochdale Park - NYC Parks

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Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Queens, NY 11434

In case you wanted to catch one of the year's hottest movies away from the crowds, Rochdale Park will be having a viewing of "Frozen" on June 5.

31. Marcus Garvey Park

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5 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009

Way up beyond the crowds of lower Manhattan, Marcus Garvey Park will only be hosting one film this summer, but it's a keeper. With animation that looks like Archer and a story of love and music, with cameos by Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo, this Oscar-nominated animated feature for adults is certainly worth the trek uptown. "Chico & Rita" will be screening Wednesday, August 13. [Photo via All the Things]

32. Trilok Center for Arts and Education

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143 Waverly Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 576-2563
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Tonight (if the weather improves), "We Are the Best" will be screened courtesy Rooftop Films at the Trilok Fusion Arts Center in Clinton Hill. Tickets are $13, and if it is raining, the show will be rescheduled.

33. Knockdown Center

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52-19 Flushing Ave.
Queens, NY 11378
(347) 915-5615
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On August 2, Rooftop Films will screen the first and only movie at the Knockdown Center in Ridgewood. The film, "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night," "follows the experiences of a small Iranian town haunted by a vampiric presence who's just as lonely as the other locals." The movie starts at 9 p.m., and an afterparty will follow.

34. Coney Island Flicks on the Beach

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1001 Boardwalk West
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Flicks on the Beach brings yet another year of movies with a view of the Wonder Wheel. Movies this year also come with an Apple Bee's discount at one of the nearby restaurants. Viewing starts at 7:30 and goes on from July 7 to August 25. Additionally, Coney Island will host an all-boro orgasm for the citywide When Harry Met Sally showing on June 24th at 8:30PM.

35. Astoria Park

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at Shore & Ditmars Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11106
Waterfront Movie Nights

host an adorable line up with movies like Finding Nemo and Despicable Me. Viewings start Monday July 28 and go on until August 25.

36. Canal Bar

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270 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Nothing says "True Romance" like movie night on the Gowanus Canal! Long surviving dive the Canal Bar is offering a standout lineup of flicks in their backyard at 8 p.m. every Sunday, starting June 8 through August 31. Come out and revel in Gowanus' grit while feeling tasteful in your movie choice.

37. Rufus King Park

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btwn 150th & 153rd St
Jamaica, NY 11435

No need to make a trip into the city to get your fix of flicks - for underserved movie lovers in Jamaica, Rufus King Park will be showing films on its southern lawn Friday nights at 8PM in July and August!

38. Richmond County Bank Ballpark

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75 Richmond Ter
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 720-9260
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Staten Island wants in on the all-boro When Harry Met Sally simultaneous free film faked orgasm! The NYC classic will be showing at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark (as well as at venues in the other four boros) at 8:30PM on June 24th.

39. Museum of Jewish Heritage

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36 Battery Pl.
New York, NY 10280
(646) 437-4231
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"Close Encounters of the Spielberg Kind" will ensure you're educated in the filmography of one of greatest living director's - for free! The Museum of Jewish Heritage is hosting a selection of the legendary movie man's flicks 4PM Wednesdays June 25 through August 13.

40. Washington Market Park

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Greenwich St.
New York, NY

Two yet-to-be-announced films will be showing in Washington Market Park September 13th and 20th. You may not know the mystery flicks yet, but go ahead and pencil em in cause who doesn't want an excuse to come out and relax that time of year?

41. Supercollider

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609 4th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(347) 725-3803
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Let's get obscure together! This Brooklyn bar will have three days of weekly movie screening throughout June, with Wednesdays' theme being "Not on Netflix". All their handpicked flicks are pretty out there, though, from "Aimee and Jaguar", about a "blueblood fraulein", to a 1959 Harry Belafonte feature called "The World, The Flesh, and The Devil".

42. 50 Kent Ave

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The former slice of Williamsburg Waterfront since converted into open air music venue 50 Kent is hosting three free movies this summer - one crowd pleaser and two other funky fresh flicks. There's O Brother Where Art Thou? on July 20, From Russia With Love on July 27, and Three Amigos on August 3. Oh yeah, and in addition to a free movie a different musical act will play before the feature presentation at 7PM. [Photo via bbrooklynveganrooklynvegan]

43. Jackie Robinson Bandshell

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Bradhurst Ave
New York, NY

Everything's coming up Jackie! For those who just can't get their fill of Jackie Robinson, the July 16th screening of "42", The Jackie Robinson Story at the Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell should fit their fancy like a baseball glove.

44. Rockaway Beach

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Rockaway Beach is showing 10 big screen classics all up and down the Queen's coast this summer. Highlights you shoudl watch out for include Jaws on Beach 121st Street (August 12th), rodents of unusual size at the Princess Bride screening on Beach 129th Street (August 8th), and catch some waves at Surfs Up on Beach 73rd Street (July 26th).

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1. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Pier 86, New York, NY 10036

Given that the Intrepid's movie series is held on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, and not in a wide open park, space is limited, and you only have a 60-minute window to get inside. The first movie, "Top Gun," will be shown Friday, May 23. There are no movies in June, but the films resume Thursday, July 10 and will occur every Thursday until August 14. The line-up includes hit movies, like "Gravity," "Captain Philips," "Spaceballs," and "Pirates of the Caribbean." Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and close promptly at 8:30 p.m.

Pier 86
New York, NY 10036

2. Bryant Park: HBO Summer Film Fest

E 42nd St., New York, NY 10018

As one of the original summer film series, this one tends to be crowded. Read: you will see no grass once all of the blankets are laid mere minutes after the lawn opens at 5 p.m. The movies run every Monday night from June 16 to August 18. Films this year include "Blazing Saddles," "National Lampoon's Vacation," and "The Shining."

E 42nd St.
New York, NY 10018

3. Brooklyn Bridge Park: Syfy Movies

334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Enjoy one of the best views in the city while watching movies at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The screenings take place on the sloping lawn of Pier 1, and they'll be held every Thursday from July 10 to August 28. DJ Small Change will start the fun each night at 6:30, and a short film will precede each feature. The movies—which include "Sharknado," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," and "The Birds"—will start at sundown. And if the movie is a bore, just turn and look at the glittering skyline in the background.

334 Furman St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

4. RiverFlicks - Pier 63 Hudson River Park

205 12th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Hudson River Park hosts two movie series, one of which is "Big Hit Wednesdays," which shows—surprise!—big hits on Wednesdays on the lawn of Pier 63 near West 24th Street. All of the movies are free, and films this year include recent flicks like "American Hustle," "Iron Man 3," and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." Movies start around 8:30 p.m., and there's free popcorn, as well as snacks for purchase. The first film is on July 9, and they run through August 20.[Photo via NYC Insider Guide]

205 12th Ave
New York, NY 10001

5. RiverFlicks - Pier 46 - Hudson River Park

West Side Highway, New York, NY

Hudson River Park's other movie series is called Family Fridays—just try to guess what they show and when. This series is located on Pier 46 at Charles and West Streets, and the same rules apply as for the Wednesday series: movies start at 8:30 p.m. and there's free popcorn. The first film, "Despicable Me 2," is on July 11, and they run through August 22.[Photo via Hudson River Park]

West Side Highway
New York, NY

6. McCarren Park: SummerScreen

Bedford Avenue & North 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

SummerScreen in McCarren Park is more than just movies: there's both live music and food vendors, too. This year, the first film is Wednesday, July 9, and the series runs for six weeks, through August 13. The entertainment is free, and doors open at 6 p.m., with the movies starting around sundown. The final film will be decided by a vote; choices are "Kill Bill Vol. 1," "Jawbreaker," "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "The Warriors," "Spice World," "Big Trouble in Little China," and "Mean Girls." Vote for your favorite here.

Bedford Avenue & North 12th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

7. Central Park Film Festival at Rumsey Playfield

Central Park, New York, NY 10065

Central Park hosts a week of evening films at Rumsey Playfield, located just north of the Sheep Meadow mid-park beside the cafe. This year's films run from Monday, August 18 to Friday, August 22. In order, the movies that will be shown are "Big," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "The Way We Were," "Ghostbusters," and "Rear Window." The gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the films start at 8 p.m.[Photo via My Upper West]

Central Park
New York, NY 10065

8. Central Park - Cedar Hill

Central Park, New York, NY 10028

Films on the Green kicks off its free city-wide Francophile Fest on May 30 at Cedar Hill in Central Park. The first screening is "Purple Noon," a movie about a man named Tom Ripley, who is tasked by a rich American industrialist to bring his son home from Italy. All films in this series are in French with English subtitles. [Photo]

Central Park
New York, NY 10028

9. Habana Outpost

757 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Habana Outpost has the longest outdoor movie program in the city; the first flick aired on Sunday, May 4, and the last will show on Sunday, October 26. Movies start at 8 p.m., but get there early to grab a seat, a frozen margarita, and some grilled corn.

757 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

10. Socrates Sculpture Park

3205 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11106

Socrates Sculpture Park offers a lot more than just a movie. Each night there are live music and dance performances, art, and some nights there will be free kayaking and canoeing, which make it probably the best movie series of the summer. Though it is unclear if one can watch the movie while in a boat. Either way, the movies are hosted every Wednesday from July 2 to August 20, and the showcase has an international theme, with a different country being represented each night. Two of the stranger titles being shown—"The Deadly Ponies Gang" (July 16), and "Forests of the Dancings Spirits" (August 6)—are being put on in partnership with Rooftop Films. And for Queens lovers of the rom-com classic When Harry Met Sally, there will be a free showing at Socrates at 8:30PM on June 24th, airing at the same time at various venues in every boro.

3205 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11106

11. Bronx Terminal Market

610 Exterior St, Bronx, NY 10451

For the third year, Rooftop Films will host four screenings atop the Bronx Terminal Market. This year's four-film series begins Tuesday, June 24, and continues July 8, July 15, and July 29, screening titles When Harry Met Sally, Frozen, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, and Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs . The fun starts at 7 p.m. with pre-movie music and prize giveaways. The Bronx Terminal Market will also be the Bronx representative in the simultaneous five-boro showing of When Harry Met Sally on June 24th at 8:30PM.

610 Exterior St
Bronx, NY 10451

12. Industry City - Rooftop Films

220 36th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Rooftop Films kicked off its annual summer film fest on May 16 at Industry City, which will be hosting about a dozen more screenings throughout the summer. Starting May 24, films will be shown every Saturday evening through July 19, and there will be two Friday night movies, on July 18 and August 1. This series is not for the blockbuster-seeking, but rather for cinephiles looking to see short films, indie flicks, and Sundance-approved movies. While a select few screenings hosted by Rooftop Films are free, most cost $13 and tickets should be purchased in advance. If movies are rained out, they will be rescheduled.[Photo via Empire Guides]

220 36th St
Brooklyn, NY 11232

13. Solar One - Rooftop Films

24-20 FDR Drive Service Road East, New York, NY 10010

The sustainable education center Solar One has just two movie screenings on the schedule for the summer, one of which was held already on May 21. The next and last Rooftop Film, "Happy Christmas," starring Anna Kendrick, will be shown on Thursday, July 10. Tickets are $13, and doors open at 8 p.m., with live music starting at 8:30 p.m. Solar One will also be participating in the city-wide When Harry Met Sally fest on June 24th, at 8:30PM.

24-20 FDR Drive Service Road East
New York, NY 10010

14. MetroTech Commons - Rooftop Films

MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201

In the dead center of Brooklyn's downtown, amidst the hubbub of Jay Street, Rooftop Films will be showing two short film series to match the pace of the neighborhoods. "Broken Hearted: Twisted Romantic Films" will be featured on Friday, July 11, and "Sundance Film Festival Shorts" will air Friday, June 6 (this one's free!). MetroTech will also host "Five Star," a film about pimps, gangs, and the future (Friday, June 27, also free!).

MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201

15. Old American Can Factory - Rooftop Films

232 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Rooftop Films will be holding a smattering of showings at the Old American Can Factory this summer. Come see "The Infinite Man" (May 23), "Ping Pong Summer" (May 30), "The Search for Emak Bakia" (June 13), "Giuseppe Makes a Movie" (June 20), and "The Notorious Mr. Bout" (July 5) atop an 1885 canning factory in Gowanus. [Photo via XO Projects]

232 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11215

16. Riverside Park Pier I

W 70th st, New York, NY

A free flick lineup featuring Riverside Park's staff favorites, this year's theme for the Pier I Picture Show is "Getting to Know You!" Highlights include classic Gen X films "Harold & Maude" and "Back to the Future," as well as perennial classics "Princess Bride" and "Clueless" (showing Wednesdays from July 9 to August 13, dusk to 8:30). The French movie series Films on the Green will also host two screenings here, on Friday, July 11, and Friday, July 18.

W 70th st
New York, NY

17. Tompkins Square Park - Films on the Green

East 10th Street, New York, NY 10009

A Francophile fest all over New York, Films on the Green is supported by the French Embassy and showcases French cinema both classic and contemporary. Come relish in the contrast of "La Haine," about police brutality and rioting (in France, of course), in the once equally insubordinate Tompkins Square Park on Friday, June 27. The park will also host a screening the week before.

East 10th Street
New York, NY 10009

18. Prospect Park Bandshell

Prospect Park West & 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

NYC's largest outdoor screen + live music accompaniment? Ahh, Brooklyn, how sweet it is! This year's lineup has an eclectic triad of movies, from George Lucas' first film, "THX 1138," to a rare South African apartheid documentary to "He Who Gets Slapped" (with local Gypsy jazz accompaniment). July 12, 25, and August 8 respectively, all at 7:30 p.m.

Prospect Park West & 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

19. Roosevelt Hotel

45 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017

If you're feeling that classy vibe and don't mind shelling out $20 on a food and beverage minimum, the Roosevelt Hotel is holding evenings themed around their rooftop screenings, held every other Tuesday evening from June to September, with the first film airing on June 24 and the last on September 9. A cluster of cult classics ("Caddyshack," "Little Shop of Horrors," "Rocky"), you should be sure to see all of these movies before summer is over, whether or not you see them at the Roosevelt.

45 E 45th St
New York, NY 10017

20. Red Hook Flicks

104 Ferris Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Under the watch of Lady Liberty, enjoy a slew of underdog classics, including the niche and wonderful New York films "Paris is Burning" and "On the Waterfront." The rest are a strange jumble of wonderful, but unrelated films, like "Fried Green Tomatoes" and "Hustle & Flow." They air Tuesdays, June through August.

104 Ferris Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

21. South Street Seaport

South St., New York, NY 10310

Offering 31 different free films weekdays and weekends May through August, the South Street Seaport is able to show all the typical summer film choices and then some. There's "The Breakfast Club," "The Muppets Take Manhattan," "WALL-E," as well as "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," "Ratatouille," "Mission:Impossible," and 25 others. The first film airs Friday, May 23. Since there are so many films, the schedule varies a bit, but they're usually shown Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.[Photo via Sweet Find Day]

South St.
New York, NY 10310

22. Roosevelt Island South Point Park

New York, NY 10044

If taking the tram overexcites you, stay awhile and calm down with a family-friendly flick this summer at Roosevelt Island's Summer Movie Series. The season kicks off on June 28 with weather-bending "Frozen," followed by "The Avengers," "The Hunger Games," "The Hobbit," and "Goldfinger." Movies run on every other Saturday until August 23, with the exception of "Thor: The Dark World," which is playing Friday, June 11.

23. Brooklyn Grange - Rooftop Films

63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Brooklyn Grange is hosting three flicks at its farm atop a warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and they've matched the movies to the location. A series of "rural" shorts (Off the Beaten Path) aired on May 19, the tale of an improvised bike trip, "The Disobedient," will show on July 1, and a documentary on mushroom hunters ("The Last Season") screens on June 19.

63 Flushing Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

24. JCC Manhattan - Rooftop Films

334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

Goyish movies at the Upper West Side Jewish Community Center. Rooftop Films will be showing two flicks on the roof the JCC on Amsterdam Avenue, "An Honest Liar" (June 2nd), and "Dusty Stacks of Mom and Doc Shorts" (July 15).

334 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023

25. Brookfield Place - Rooftop Films

250 Vesey St, New York, NY 10281

For their showings on the former site of the World Financial Center, Rooftop Films has selected three flicks about, respectively, cartoons, New York, and a documentary about overcoming blindness. "Animation Block Party" and NY Shorts will premiere back to back July 24th and 25th (NY Shorts is free!), and the Case of the Three Sided Dream (also free!) will air on July 26.

250 Vesey St
New York, NY 10281

26. Greenpoint High School For Engineering and Automotive Technology - Rooftop Films

50 Bedford Avenue, New York, NY

There are still high schools for automotive technology? Yes, there are, and this summer you can watch movies in one! Rooftop Films is holding two special sneak previews at the Greenpoint High School For Engineering and Automotive Technology, "Appropriate Behavior" (July 31) and "The One I Love" (August 14). [Photo via Interior New York]

50 Bedford Avenue
New York, NY

27. Washington Square Park

W 4th St, New York, NY 10012

Films on the Green, the Francophile fest hosted in parks across the city, will show two French films in Washington Square Park on Friday, June 6 and Friday, June 13.

W 4th St
New York, NY 10012

28. Crocheron Park - NYC Parks

33rd Rd, Queens, NY 11361

For your viewing pleasure in the outer boroughs, NYC Parks is hosting a series of family-friendly flicks in Crocheron Park. There's "Brave" (June 6), "Tangled" (June 13), and "Monsters University" (August 19), among others, bringing Disney World straight to Queens.

33rd Rd
Queens, NY 11361

29. Transmitter Park

New York, NY

Francophiles in North Brooklyn can enjoy French films in Transmitter Park on Friday, July 25, and Friday, August 1, courtesy of Films on the Green.

30. Rochdale Park - NYC Parks

Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Queens, NY 11434

In case you wanted to catch one of the year's hottest movies away from the crowds, Rochdale Park will be having a viewing of "Frozen" on June 5.

Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Queens, NY 11434

31. Marcus Garvey Park

5 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

Way up beyond the crowds of lower Manhattan, Marcus Garvey Park will only be hosting one film this summer, but it's a keeper. With animation that looks like Archer and a story of love and music, with cameos by Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo, this Oscar-nominated animated feature for adults is certainly worth the trek uptown. "Chico & Rita" will be screening Wednesday, August 13. [Photo via All the Things]

5 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009

32. Trilok Center for Arts and Education

143 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Tonight (if the weather improves), "We Are the Best" will be screened courtesy Rooftop Films at the Trilok Fusion Arts Center in Clinton Hill. Tickets are $13, and if it is raining, the show will be rescheduled.

143 Waverly Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

33. Knockdown Center

52-19 Flushing Ave., Queens, NY 11378

On August 2, Rooftop Films will screen the first and only movie at the Knockdown Center in Ridgewood. The film, "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night," "follows the experiences of a small Iranian town haunted by a vampiric presence who's just as lonely as the other locals." The movie starts at 9 p.m., and an afterparty will follow.

52-19 Flushing Ave.
Queens, NY 11378

34. Coney Island Flicks on the Beach

1001 Boardwalk West, Brooklyn, NY 11224

Flicks on the Beach brings yet another year of movies with a view of the Wonder Wheel. Movies this year also come with an Apple Bee's discount at one of the nearby restaurants. Viewing starts at 7:30 and goes on from July 7 to August 25. Additionally, Coney Island will host an all-boro orgasm for the citywide When Harry Met Sally showing on June 24th at 8:30PM.

1001 Boardwalk West
Brooklyn, NY 11224

35. Astoria Park

at Shore & Ditmars Blvd., Astoria, NY 11106
Waterfront Movie Nights

host an adorable line up with movies like Finding Nemo and Despicable Me. Viewings start Monday July 28 and go on until August 25.

at Shore & Ditmars Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11106

36. Canal Bar

270 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Nothing says "True Romance" like movie night on the Gowanus Canal! Long surviving dive the Canal Bar is offering a standout lineup of flicks in their backyard at 8 p.m. every Sunday, starting June 8 through August 31. Come out and revel in Gowanus' grit while feeling tasteful in your movie choice.

270 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

37. Rufus King Park

btwn 150th & 153rd St, Jamaica, NY 11435

No need to make a trip into the city to get your fix of flicks - for underserved movie lovers in Jamaica, Rufus King Park will be showing films on its southern lawn Friday nights at 8PM in July and August!

btwn 150th & 153rd St
Jamaica, NY 11435

38. Richmond County Bank Ballpark

75 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY 10301

Staten Island wants in on the all-boro When Harry Met Sally simultaneous free film faked orgasm! The NYC classic will be showing at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark (as well as at venues in the other four boros) at 8:30PM on June 24th.

75 Richmond Ter
Staten Island, NY 10301

39. Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Pl., New York, NY 10280

"Close Encounters of the Spielberg Kind" will ensure you're educated in the filmography of one of greatest living director's - for free! The Museum of Jewish Heritage is hosting a selection of the legendary movie man's flicks 4PM Wednesdays June 25 through August 13.

36 Battery Pl.
New York, NY 10280

40. Washington Market Park

Greenwich St., New York, NY

Two yet-to-be-announced films will be showing in Washington Market Park September 13th and 20th. You may not know the mystery flicks yet, but go ahead and pencil em in cause who doesn't want an excuse to come out and relax that time of year?

Greenwich St.
New York, NY

41. Supercollider

609 4th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215

Let's get obscure together! This Brooklyn bar will have three days of weekly movie screening throughout June, with Wednesdays' theme being "Not on Netflix". All their handpicked flicks are pretty out there, though, from "Aimee and Jaguar", about a "blueblood fraulein", to a 1959 Harry Belafonte feature called "The World, The Flesh, and The Devil".

609 4th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215

42. 50 Kent Ave

Brooklyn, NY

The former slice of Williamsburg Waterfront since converted into open air music venue 50 Kent is hosting three free movies this summer - one crowd pleaser and two other funky fresh flicks. There's O Brother Where Art Thou? on July 20, From Russia With Love on July 27, and Three Amigos on August 3. Oh yeah, and in addition to a free movie a different musical act will play before the feature presentation at 7PM. [Photo via bbrooklynveganrooklynvegan]

43. Jackie Robinson Bandshell

Bradhurst Ave, New York, NY

Everything's coming up Jackie! For those who just can't get their fill of Jackie Robinson, the July 16th screening of "42", The Jackie Robinson Story at the Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell should fit their fancy like a baseball glove.

Bradhurst Ave
New York, NY

44. Rockaway Beach

Queens, NY 11693

Rockaway Beach is showing 10 big screen classics all up and down the Queen's coast this summer. Highlights you shoudl watch out for include Jaws on Beach 121st Street (August 12th), rodents of unusual size at the Princess Bride screening on Beach 129th Street (August 8th), and catch some waves at Surfs Up on Beach 73rd Street (July 26th).