Free Summer Movies in NYC

Brian Sloan and Gillian Osswald
Updated 05/26/2017
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Since 1992 when HBO first started showing films in Bryant Park, free movie screenings have become an annual summertime tradition in the City. All kinds of films—Hollywood classics, current blockbusters, indie gems—are screened at outdoor venues throughout the five boroughs, with stunning backdrops like the Manhattan skyline (Brooklyn Bridge Park Movies with a View) and the Coney Island Cyclone (Coney Island Flicks on the Beach).

This season's offerings include movies like recent hits like La La Land and Arrival, ’80s classics like Sister Act and Back to the Future, and stunning indies like the Oscar-winning Moonlight. Below is a schedule of free film screenings throughout New York City, organized by day of the week. Unless otherwise noted, all screenings start at dusk, typically around 8:30pm. Check the listings for details and then grab a blanket, bring some snacks and enjoy cinema alfresco, NYC style.

Check back frequently for updates.

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Plan Your Trip

Monday

HBO's Bryant Park Summer Film Festival, Bryant Park  
June 19: King Kong (1933)
June 26: On the Town (1949)
July 3: The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
July 10: Sabrina (1954)
July 17: Wall Street (1987)
July 24: Pillow Talk (1959)
July 31: The Hustler (1961)
August 7: All That Jazz (1979)
August 14: North by Northwest (1959)
August 21: Dirty Dancing (1987)

Monday Night Movies at Waterside, Waterside Plaza
August 7: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
August 14: The NeverEnding Story (1984)
August 21: How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
August 28: Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Tuesday

Intrepid Movie Series, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
July 11: Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
July 18: Anchorman (2004)
July 25: Cocktail (1988)
August 1: The Martian (2015)
August 8: Back To The Future (1985)

Wednesday

SummerScreen, McCarren Park, Williamsburg
July 5: Mean Girls (2004)
July 12: Office Space (1999)
July 19: Donnie Darko (2001)
July 26: Selena (1997)
August 2: I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
August 9: Audience Choice

Outdoor Cinema, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens 
July 5: Timbuktu (2014)
July 12: Easy Money (2010)
July 19: TBA
July 26: Chevalier (2016)
August 2: TBA
August 9: The Silence Before Bach (2007)
August 16: Romance and Cigarettes (2005)
August 23: Bad Hair (2013)

Hudson RiverFlicks, Big Hit Wednesdays, Pier 63
July 5: Moonlight (2016)
July 12: Keanu (2016)
July 19: Lego Batman Movie (2017)
July 26: Arrival (2016)
August 2: Hidden Figures (2016)
August 9: La La Land (2016)
August 16: Logan (2017)

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Movie Night, The Unisphere, Queens
June 28: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

A Summer Movie Under the Stars, Prospect Park Long Meadow, Brookyln
July 19: The NeverEnding Story (1984)
July 26: The Sandlot (1993)
August 2: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
August 9: Zootopia (2016)

Movies @ Metrotech, Metrotech Commons, Brooklyn
July 5: Madagascar (2005)
July 12: Finding Dory (2016)
July 19: A Bug’s Life (1998)
July 26: Zootopia (2016)

Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show, Riverside Park (at West 70th Street)
July 5: Blazing Saddles (1974)
July 12: Dr. Strangelove (1964)
July 19: What’s Up, Doc? (1972)
July 26: The Truman Show (1998)
August 2: The Muppet Movie (1979)
August 9: The Big Lebowski (1998)
August 16: Beetlejuice (1988)

Films on the Green, J. Hood Wright Park
July 12: La Ciencia Del Sueno (2006)

Thursday

Movies with a View, Brooklyn Bridge Park
July 6: Office Space (1999)
July 13: Pariah (2011)
July 20: Casablanca (1942)
July 27: The Lego Movie (2014)
August 3: 9 to 5 (1980)
August 10: 42 (2013)
August 17: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
August 24: TBA
 

LIC Landing Summer Movies, Hunters Point Park South
July 13: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Friday

Films on the Green, various locations
June 2: Potiche (2010)
June 9: Tey (2013)
June 16: La Traversée de Paris (1956)
June 23: Mauvais Sang (1986)
June 30: Contempt (1963)
July 7: La Cérémonie (1995)
July 14: Port of Shadows (1938)
July 21: Lumière d’été (1943)
July 28: A Trip to the Moon (1902)
September 7: The Wild Child (1970)

Hudson RiverFlicks, Family Fridays, Pier 46 
July 7: The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
July 14: Trolls (2016)
July 21: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
July 28: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
August 4: Sing (2016)
August 11: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
August 18: The Karate Kid (1984)

Museum of Chinese in America MOCACINEMA, Columbus Park, Manhattan
June 2: The Last Dragon (1985)
June 9: Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)
June 16: A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2008)
June 23: Pushing Hands (1991) 

LIC Landing Summer Movies, Hunters Point Park South
June 23: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
August 4: The Graduate (1967)
August 18: Finding Dory (2016)
September 15: TBA - Audience Suggestions

Sunday

Randall's Island, Fields 81 and 42
June 11: Aladdin (1992), Field 81
June 25: Zootopia (2016), Field 42
July 9: Sister Act (1986), Field 81
July 23: Race (2016), Field 42
August 6: A League of Their Own (1987), Field 81
August 20: Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Field 42

Various

NYC Parks Movies Under the Stars, various locations
June 2: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Ocean Breeze Park, Staten Island
June 3: Moana (2016), Woodtree Playground, Queens
June 3: Mission Impossible—Rogue Nation (2015), John Jay Park, Manhattan
June 7: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), Frederick B. Judge Playground, Queens
June 7: Moonlight (2016), Corporal Jogn A. Seravalli Playground, Manhattan
June 9: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), McCarren Park, Brooklyn
June 10: Doctor Strange (2016), Seton Falls Park, Bronx
June 10: Queen of Katwe (2016), Brookville Park, Queens
June 10: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), Sol Bloom Playground, Manhattan
June 14: Life of Pi (2012), Recreation Center 54, Manhattan
June 15: Bee Movie (2007), Sol Bloom Playground, Manhattan
June 16: Central Intelligence (2016), Rainey Park, Bronx
June 16: The Secret Life of Pets (2016), MacNeil Park, Queens
June 16: Sing (2016), Rochdale Park, Queens
June 17: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), St. Catherine’s Park, Manhattan
June 17: Sing (2016), Paul Raimonda Playground, Queens
June 22: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016), Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Manhattan
June 22: Finding Dory (2016), Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
June 23: Lion (2016), Ferry Point Park, Bronx
June 23: Monsters Inc. (2001), Colden Playground, Queens
June 24: Jason Bourne (2016), John Jay Park, Manhattan
June 24: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016), Bulova Park, Queens
June 24: Sing (2016), Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
June 28: Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life (2007), Wright Brothers Playground, Manhattan
June 29: This Is It (2009), Jackie Robinson Park, Manhattan
June 29: Storks (2016), Smokey Oval Playground, Queens
June 29: Gremlins (1984), Electric Playground, Queens
June 30: The Lego Batman Movie (2017), St. James Park, Bronx
June 30: Hidden Figures (2016), Kissena Corridor Park, Queens
July 24: Zootopia (2016), Highland Park, Queens
July 31: Ella Enchanted (2004), Forest Park, Queens
August 7: The Wiz (1978), Highland Park, Queens
August 14: Zootopia (2016), Forest Park, Queens

Movie Nights in the Rockaways, Far Rockaway, Queens
May 19: Zootopia (2016)
June 2: The Lorax (2012)
July 7: Spider-Man (2002)
July 14: Moana (2016)
July 21: Up (2009)
August 6: Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
August 13: Fences (2016)

Rooftop Films, Various locations
June 16: The Maribor Uprisings (2017)
July 19: Liberation Day (2016)
July 20: Short Film Program: Seattle Short Films 
July 21: Short Film Program: Sundance Short Films
July 29: Net Positive: Internet Health Shorts
August 2: The Challenge (2016)
Additional Films TBA

Free Movies at Celebrate Brooklyn, Prospect Park Bandshell
July 27: Maciste All’inferno (1925)
August 4: Creed (2015)
August 10: Selma (2014)

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