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Viewing 1–10 out of 86 events
from August 1, 2017 (x) to August 31, 2017 (x)
in Free Summer Movies (x) category

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Aug 2

Outdoor Cinema: The Challenge (Qatar/France/Italy)

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Italian artist Yuri Ancarani’s visually striking documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs who moonlight as amateur falconers, with no expenses spared along the way.
Category: Festivals, Film, Free Summer Movies, Waterfront
Free!

Aug 2

Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show - The Muppets Movie

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Pack a picnic, bring a friend, and settle in for a movie night out on the Pier.
Category: Accessible, Festivals, Film, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 2

Summer Movies Under the Stars Presents Moonrise Kingdom

at Long Meadow by the Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Twelve-year-olds Sam and Suzy have fallen in love and decide to run away. But a violent storm is approaching the island, forcing a group of quirky adults to mobilize a search party.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 2

Movies Under the Stars: Hidden Figures

at Samuel Seabury Playground, Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
This film tells the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Category: Film, History, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Aug 3

Citi Summer in the Square

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location, South Plaza (in Union Square Park), Manhattan, West Side Seating Area (in Union Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
Spend your summer Thursdays in Union Square Park with over 135 free events for all ages from June 15 through August 10, including a free screening of The Karate Kid.
Category: Concerts, Dance, Film, Fitness, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 3

Citi Summer in the Square Throwback Thursday Movie Nights: The Karate Kid

at North Plaza (in Union Square Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Prepare to wax on and wax off with Mr. Miyagi as we watch The Karate Kid on Union Square Park’s North Plaza.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Aug 3

Movies with a View: 9 to 5

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Aug 3

Movies Under the Stars: Throwback Thursdays at Tony Dapolito Rooftop Movie Festival - Toy Story (1995)

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A cowboy doll becomes profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure joins the toy collection of a boy named Andy.
Category: Film, Best for Kids, Free Summer Movies, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 4, 2017

Aug 4

Movie Night Across from Golden Pond: Space Jam

at 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Michael Jordan tries to save Bugs Bunny from aliens plotting to kidnap him. Voices: Billy West, Danny DeVito, Kath Soucie. Directed by Joe Pytka.
Category: Film, Free Summer Movies
Free!

Aug 4

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival: Creed with live score by Wordless Music Orchestra + Frank Haye & the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir

at Prospect Park Bandshell (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Brooklyn collective Wordless Music Orchestra, conducted onstage by the score's composer, Ludwig Goransson, provides the live score for Creed, a story of underdogs and redemption.
Category: Concerts, Film, Free Summer Movies, Free Summer Concerts
Free!

Must See
Event

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