As a followup to our recently published guide to Brooklyn’s best outdoor summer film screenings, here are the best of the other boroughs, plus a few more we missed in Brooklyn:
Check out this awesome map that Curbed made to spatially plan your cinematic fun.
1. Bryant Park: HBO Summer Film Fest: Manhattan: E 42nd St, New York, NY, 10018
Movies start at 5 pm, and the festival kicks off with Tootsie on Monday, June 17. This venue tends to get crowded, so get there early to stake out a spot.
2. Hudson River Park: Riverflicks: Manhattan: 205 12th Ave, New York, NY, 10001
This event is billed “for grownups” and they don’t disappoint. Featuring many of last year’s blockbusters, such as Silver Linings Playbook (which kicks the series off on July 10), Looper, and Argo. Movies start at dusk (8:30ish) and there’s free popcorn.
3. Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum: Manhattan: Pier 86, New York, NY, 10036
Enjoy a movie on the landing deck of the Intrepid, but come early–space is limited. Doors open at 7:30 and there is no admittance after 8:30. Screenings include Jaws, Star Trek, and the original Karate Kid.
4. Roosevelt Island Southpoint Park: Manhattan: Roosevelt Island, New York, NY, 10044
Take the tram on over (or the F) to check out the progress on Cornell’s new campus and to see a movie—date night alert! Screenings include The Hunger Games, The Breakfast Club, and Pitch Perfect.
5. Riverside Park Pier 1 Movies Under the Stars: Manhattan: W 70th St, New York, NY
This year’s theme is “Song and Dance” and will feature films like Fiddler on the Roof and Little Shop of Horrors, starting at 8:30 every Wednesday night.
1. Bronx Terminal Market: Bronx: 810 Exterior St, Bronx, NY, 10451
Cross watching The Goonies on the roof of a parking garage in the Bronx off your bucket list! Starting at 7:30 there will be pre-film festivities with community groups and the movies will start at 8:30. All of the films are family friendly.
1. Socrates Sculpture Park: Outdoor Cinema 2013: Queens: 3205 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, 11106
The film list hasn’t been released yet, but there will be local restaurants, and performances by musicians and dancers before each screening. The event will be held every Wednesday from July 3 – August 21.
1. Habana Outpost: 757 Fulton St, Brooklyn NY, 11217
Enjoy classic films with a margarita on the side every Sunday at 8pm. Best of all, screenings run until October 27, so you can pretend it’s summer all fall long.
2. Prospect Park Bandshell: Prospect Park West and 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
On July 13, at 7:30 pm, catch Dracula with a live score by the Philip Glass Ensemble and Kishi Bashi… for free! Later in the summer you can see Beasts of the Southern Wild with a live score by Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin, and The Wordless Music Orchestra/ Slavic Soul Party… also free!
3. Lavender Lake: 363 Carroll St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Every Tuesday and Wednesday catch a show at Lavender Lake, one of Gowanus’ hottest bars—recently named Best Canalside Patio by New York Magazine. Movies TBA.
4. Flicks on the Beach (Coney Island): 1001 Boardwalk West, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Every Monday in July and August you can make the trip down to Coney Island and see a great mix of films on a giant 40-foot inflatable screen! This summer’s selections include Little Fugitive, The Hunger Games, and Fame.
1. Films on the Green: Manhattan/ Brooklyn
French films will be shown at parks throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, starting off with Mississippi Mermaid.
For a day by day breakdown of summer movies check out The Skint’s guide here.