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Free Summer Movies

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Noir, romance, action, sci-fi, and comedy--Parks has movie screenings for all types of film buffs.

Free Summer Movies Events

Friday, May 29, 2015

May 29

Movie Night: Space Jam

at Frederick B Judge Playground (in Frederick B. Judge Playground) , Queens

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Bring a chair or blanket and join us for a showing of Annie. Popcorn and ices will be served. Sponsored by This movie is rated PG.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 29

Films on the Green: And God created Woman in Central Park by Roger Vadim

at Cedar Hill (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Films on the Green 2015, a free outdoor French film Festival in NYC Parks, opens with Roger Vadim's ...And God created Woman in Central Park.
Free!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Jun 5

Films on the Green: Caramel by Nadine Labaki

at Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Films on the Green 2015 presents Franco-lebanese movie Caramel in Washington Square Park on June 5.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jun 11

Northside Festival: Luna with Special Guests

at McCarren Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Indie-pop royalty and hometown heroes Luna return to take their city back with their first performance in NYC after a decade-long hiatus.
Free!

Jun 11

Summer on the Hudson Picture Show Extension: Hyde Park On Hudson

at 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket and come over to the lawn for three films brought to you by The Chatsworth on 72nd St. Thursdays, June 11, July 9, August 13, dusk (~8:30 pm) Lawn at 72nd St. June…
Free!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Jun 12

Northside Festival: The Very Best & Heems

at McCarren Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

4:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
See a showcase of Afro/Euro music-global pop duo The Very Best, followed by a performance by Queens rapper Heems.
Free!

Jun 12

NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun MOCA CINEMA: 101 Dalmatians

at Columbus Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) for films screening at the Columbus Park Pavilion in the month of June.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 12

Movie Night: Frozen

at MacNeil Park (in Macneil Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.10:15 p.m.
After the kingdom is cast into eternal winter by the powerful snow queen, her sister teams up with a mountaineer and his reindeer to break the icy spell.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 12

Films on the Green: Pépé Le Moko by Julien Duvivier

at Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Films on the Green 2015 presents Pépé le Moko by Julien Duvivier in Washington Square Park on June 12.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Jun 13

Northside Festival: Against Me!

at McCarren Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
See a showcase of Afro/Euro music-global pop duo The Very Best, followed by a performance by Queens rapper Heems.
Free!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Jun 15

Outdoor Movie Night: Jaws

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Join us for a movie under the stars! Bring your family and friends to an evening of free entertainment. Picnicking encouraged – bring your blankets, chairs, and food!
Free!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Jun 19

NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun MOCA CINEMA: Special Preview of Lucky Chow

at Columbus Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and MOCA for a special preview of the upcoming PBS series Lucky Chow that takes audiences on a journey across the country showcasing how Asian Cuisine has impacted our understanding of food and food culture in the United States.
Free!

Jun 19

Films on the Green: Priceless by Pierre Salvadori

at Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Films on the Green 2015 presents Priceless by Pierre Salvadori in Tompkins Square Park on June 19.
Free!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Jun 26

NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun MOCA CINEMA: Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon

at Columbus Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and MOCA for a special retro screening of Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon on the Columbus Park Ball Field. Set in New York City, this 80s kung-fu musical comedy tells the story of a martial artist name Leroy Green (A.K.A "Bruce Leroy"), who dreams of becoming a great martial artist like his idol Bruce Lee.
Free!

Jun 26

Films on the Green: Zarafa by Rémi Bezançon & Jean-Christophe Lie

at Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Films on the Green 2015 presents animation movie Zarafa in Tompkins Square Park on June 26.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Jun 27

Movie Night: Annie

at Lawn Area (in Springfield Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Bring a chair or blanket and join us for a showing of Annie. Popcorn and ices will be served. Sponsored by This movie is rated PG.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jun 30

Summer Movie Night: Despicable Me 2 (PG)

at Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Community Garden , Queens

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Watch a film under the NYC sky! Complimentary hot popcorn will be provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jul 1

Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: Jurassic Park

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
This year’s theme:. Lawns, Parks, Estates & Forests – So many glorious green spaces Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies on the…
Free!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Jul 3

Screening of The Young Girls of Rochefort by Jacques Demy

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort) Directed by Jacques Demy will play on July 3 at Battery Park to celebrate the arrival of Lafayette fregate replica L'Hermione in New York.
Free!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Jul 7

Movie Nights in the Rockaways: The Iron Giant

at Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
There will be refreshments!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 7

Summer Movie Night: The Iron Giant

at Beach 17th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Watch a film under the NYC sky! Complimentary hot popcorn will be provided.
Free!

Jul 7

Arts, Culture & Fun City Classics: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Watch classics and soon-to-be classics handpicked by NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun series. All films are screened outside in NYC's great outdoors and they're free!
Free!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Jul 8

Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: Edward Scissorhands

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Seating will open at 6:30, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Jul 9

Summer on the Hudson: The Picture Show Extension: Pride and Prejudice

at 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket and come over to the lawn for three films brought to you by The Chatsworth on 72nd St. Thursday, July 9 -- Pride and Prejudice
Free!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Jul 10

Films on the Green: Goha by Jacques Baratier

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Films on the Green 2015 presents the franco-tunisian movie Goha in Riverside Park Pier I on July 10.
Free!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Jul 13

Outdoor Movie Night: Back to the Future II

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Dr. Brown whisks Marty McFly into the future to 2015.
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Jul 14

Summer Movie Night: All Dogs Go to Heaven

at 103rd Street Community Garden , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Watch a film under the NYC sky! Complimentary hot popcorn will be provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 14

Arts, Culture & Fun City Classics: Forbidden Planet (1956)

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Forbidden Planet is a science-fiction film with a story line based on Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Free!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jul 15

Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: The Natural

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
This year’s theme: Glorious Green Spaces! Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies on the pier.
Free!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Jul 17

Films on the Green: Queen to Play by Caroline Bottaro

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Films on the Green 2015 presents Queen to Play by Caroline Bottaro in Riverside Park Pier I.
Free!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Jul 21

Summer Movie Night: The Rescuers Down Under

at Westervelt Community Garden , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
In tonight's movie, two R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Jul 22

Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
This year’s theme:. Glorious Green Spaces! Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies on the…
Free!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Jul 24

Films on the Green: La Dérive by Paula Delsol

at Transmitter Park (in WNYC Transmitter Park) , Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Films on the Green 2015 presents a rare screening of La Dérive in Transmitter Park, Brooklyn on July 24.
Free!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Jul 27

Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: The Princess Bride

at Shore Blvd between Hells Gate Bridge and the Pool

8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to watch The Princess Bride, a timeless and funny romantic fairy tale with swordplay, a giant, an evil prince, and a beautiful princess.
Free!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jul 28

Summer Movie Night: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG)

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Watch a film under the NYC sky! Complimentary hot popcorn will be provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Jul 29

Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: Beasts of the Southern Wild

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies on the pier.
Free!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Jul 31

Films on the Green: La Collectionneuse by Eric Rohmer

at Transmitter Park (in WNYC Transmitter Park) , Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Films on the Green 2015 presents Eric Rohmer's "La Collectionneuse" in Transmitter Park, Brooklyn on July 31.
Free!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Aug 3

Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront :Frozen

at Shore Blvd between Hells Gate Bridge and the Pool

8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
You're invited to watch this Disney animated musical that will appeal to families and children of all ages.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Aug 4

Movies Nights in the Rockaways: Back to the Future 2

at Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled night with the family! There will be refreshments.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Summer Movie Night: Back to the Future 2

at Beach 17th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Watch a film under the NYC sky! Complimentary hot popcorn will be provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Aug 5

Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: Moonrise Kingdom

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies on the pier.
Free!

Aug 5

Free Movies in the Park: Big Hero 6

at 111th Street and 53rd Ave (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Bring a chair or blanket to the park and enjoy this family-friendly movie in the park.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 10, 2015

Aug 10

Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: How to Train Your Dragon

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:15 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to watch the young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons and becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Aug 11

Summer Movie Night: Flight of the Navigator (PG)

at 103rd Street Community Garden , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Watch a film under the NYC sky! Complimentary hot popcorn will be provided.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Aug 12

Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies on the pier.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Aug 13

Summer on the Hudson: The Picture Show Extension: Fantastic Mr. Fox

at 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket and come over to the lawn for three films brought to you by The Chatsworth on 72nd St. August 13 - Fantastic Mr. Fox - Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with…
Free!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Aug 17

Outdoor Movie Night: Frozen

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Anna teams up with a mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the Arendelle's icy spell.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 17

Central Astoria Movies on the Waterfront: Ghostbusters

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:15 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Watch the 80s comedy, sci-fi classic about three unemployed parapsychology professors that set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Free!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Aug 18

Summer Movie Night: An American Tail

at Westervelt Community Garden , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Watch a film under the NYC sky! Complimentary hot popcorn will be provided.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Aug 19

Free Movies in the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy

at 111th Street and 53rd Ave (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Bring a chair or blanket to the park and enjoy this Marvel story about a team of misfit space heroes.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Aug 25

Summer Movie Night: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Free summer movies are here, brought to you by New York Restoration Project and Word Up Bookshop-Liberia Comunitaria! Bring a picnic and blanket, and enjoy an evening under the…
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Aug 26

Big Hero 6

at Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
When a devastating turn of events throws Hiro into the middle of a dangerous plot, he transforms robot Baymax and his other friends into a band of high-tech heroes.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sep 2

Big Hero 6

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
When a devastating turn of events throws Hiro into the middle of a dangerous plot, he transforms robot Baymax and his other friends into a band of high-tech heroes.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sep 10

Films on the Green: The Rabbi's Cat by Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesvaux

at Low Memorial Library, Columbia University , Manhattan

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Films on the Green 2015 @ Columbia presents Joan Sfar's "The Rabbi's Cat" on September 10 at 7:30pm.
Free!

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