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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

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Aug 25

Movies With a View: Public Vote: The Sandlot, Milk, or La Bamba

at Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Our Public Vote returns! Cast your vote for The Sandlot, Milk, or La Bamba.
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Aug 25

Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: Tootsie

at Landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Take a tour of New York City's neighborhoods through movies at the 2016 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival.
Free!

Aug 25

Movies Under the Stars: Ant Man

at Cooper Park , Brooklyn

7:45 p.m.9:45 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film! This Marvel film centers on Scott Lang (Paull Rudd), a master thief that is…
Free!

Aug 25

Movies Under the Stars: The Breakfast Club

at Owl's Head Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:45 p.m.9:45 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film! This classic 1984 John Hughes film unfolds as five high school students,…
Free!

Aug 25

Cinema LIC Outdoor Movie: Zootopia

at LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
In a world populated by anthropomorphic mammals, Judy Hopps, a rabbit from rural Bunnyburrow, fulfills her childhood dream of becoming the first rabbit officer in the police department of Zootopia.
Free!

Aug 25

Movies Under the Stars: Some Like It Hot

at Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. The launching pad for Billy Wilder's comedy classic was a rusty old German…
Free!

Aug 25

Movies Under the Stars: The Angry Birds Movie

at Clinton Playground (in Crotona Park) , Bronx

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Flightless birds lead a mostly happy existence, except for Red, who just can't get past the daily annoyances of life. His temperament leads him to anger management class, where he meets fellow misfits Chuck and Bomb...
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Aug 26

Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: Desperately Seeking Susan

at Landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Take a tour of New York City's neighborhoods through movies at the 2016 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival.
Free!

Aug 26

Arts, Culture & Fun; The Dark Crystal

at Hunts Point Recreation Center , Bronx

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket, chair and friends and enjoy movies outdoors. In case of rain the event moves indoors.
Free!

Aug 26

Movies Under the Stars: House Party

at Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (in Herbert Von King Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film! Mayhem insues in this 1990 hip hop comedy starring Kid 'n Play. With his parents…
Free!

Aug 26

Movies Under the Stars: Brooklyn

at John Paul Jones Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film! This award-winning film tell the story of Eilis, an Irish immigrant (Saoirse…
Free!

Aug 26

Movies Under The Stars: Ratatouille

at Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!
Free!

Aug 26

Movies Under the Stars: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

at Sand Lane and Capadanno Boulevard (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) clash over differing philosophies…
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Aug 26

Movies Under the Stars: I Am Legend

at St. Mary's Park , Bronx

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Robert Neville, a brilliant scientist, is a survivor of a man-made plague that transforms humans into bloodthirsty mutants. He wanders alone through New York City...
Free!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Aug 27

Movies Under the Stars: Kiddie Drive-In: "Cars"

at Betsy Head Playground (in Betsy Head Park) , Brooklyn

5:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
In this Disney animated feature, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), a rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life isn’t all about the finish line, but about the…
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Kids
Aug 27

Central Park Conservancy Film Festival: Stuart Little

at Landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Take a tour of New York City's neighborhoods through movies at the 2016 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 27

Movies Under the Stars: Inside Out

at The Lawn at Myrtle Avenue and North Portland Avenue (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn

7:45 p.m.9:45 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free family film!
Free!

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Kids
Aug 27

Movie Nights in the Rockaways: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

at Beach 59th Street (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Ex-stormtrooper Finn, desert dweller Rey, and droid companion BB-8 get caught up in a galactic war when they come across a map containing the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker.
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Aug 27

Movies Under The Stars: Star Wars - The Force Awakens

at Beach 59th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!
Free!

Aug 27

Movies Under the Stars: King Kong (1933)

at St. Vartan Park , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. Then he's captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.
Free!

Aug 27

Movies Under the Stars: The Game Plan

at Father Macris Park , Staten Island

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. Gridiron Gang star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson picks up the pigskin once…
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Kids
Aug 27

Movies Under the Stars: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

at Schmul Park , Staten Island

8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. It is a tribute to the genius of the Disney formula that the dramatic and…
Free!

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Kids
Aug 27

Movies Under the Stars: The Lorax

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
This animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams...
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Kids
Aug 27

Movie Night: The Lorax

at Van Cortlandt House Museum (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams—a real tree.
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Kids

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Aug 28

Movies Under the Stars: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

at Grady Playground , Brooklyn

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film!
Free!

Aug 28

Outdoor Movie Night: Inside Out

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

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions—Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness—conflict on how best to navigate a new city.
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Kids
Aug 28

Movies Under the Stars: Bolt

at Tornsey Playground (in Torsney Playground) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 29, 2016

Aug 29

Movies Under the Stars: Guardians of the Galaxy

at Buddy Monument (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
A group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the galaxy from a villain who seeks ultimate power in this comic book space adventure from Marvel Studio.
Free!

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Kids
Aug 29

Movies Under the Stars: Aladdin

at Kaiser Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film! This Disney animated feature tells the story of Aladdin, a smart, street…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 29

CANCELLED: Movie Night: Bollywood Movie - Bajrangi Bhaijaan

at Main Park House (in Cunningham Park) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
A man helps a mute six-year-old Pakistani girl, separated in India from her parents, return back to her hometown in Pakistan.
Free!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Aug 30

Movies Under the Stars: Lords of Dogtown

at Owl's Head Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film! Before Tony Hawk, there were the Z-Boys of Dogtown! Considered one of the…
Free!

Aug 30

Movies Under the Stars: He Got Game (R)

at Brower Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film! Spike Lee's classic 1998 American sports drama unfolds when Jake…
Free!

Aug 30

Summer Movie Nights: The Incredibles

at 103rd Street Community Garden , Manhattan

7:45 p.m.9:45 p.m.
Join this average family of undercover superheroes as they use their powers in their suburban town to save the world.
Free!

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Aug 30

Movies Under the Stars: Guardians of the Galaxy

at Detective Russel Timoshenko Soccer Field (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach) , Staten Island

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. A group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the galaxy from a villain who seeks…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Aug 31

Arts, Culture & Fun: West Side Story

at Snug Harbor , Staten Island

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket, a chair and a friend and enjoy a free movie screening of the classic musical, West Side Story (1961)
Free!

Aug 31

Movies Under the Stars: Aladdin

at The Caton School , Brooklyn

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film! This Disney animated feature tells the story of Aladdin, a smart, street…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 31

Movies Under the Stars: Ant Man

at Lincoln Terrace Park Entrance (in Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park) , Brooklyn

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film! This Marvel film centers on Scott Lang (Paull Rudd), a master thief that is…
Free!

Aug 31

Classic Film Series

at Jane Bailey Memorial Garden , Brooklyn

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Join us for the final film in our four-part series, Paris Blues (1961) and watch Sidney Poitier, as an American Jazz musician, finding music and romance in 1950s Paris.
Free!

Aug 31

Movies Under the Stars: Creed

at Bayswater Playground (in Bayswater Park) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film!
Free!

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Kids
Aug 31

Movies Under the Stars: Hotel Transylvania 2

at Franz Sigel Park , Bronx

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Now that Dracula has opened the Hotel Transylvania's doors to humans, things are changing for the better; however, Drac is secretly worried that his half-human grandson...
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Kids

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Sep 8

Films on the Green: Girlhood by Céline Sciamma

at Low Memorial Library, Columbia University , Manhattan

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Films on the Green 2016 @ Columbia presents Céline Sciamma's third feature "Girlhood" at Columbia University on September 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm.
Free!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sep 15

Cinema LIC Outdoor Movie: Ghost

at LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Patrick Swayze plays a ghost who teams with a psychic (Whoopi Goldberg) to uncover the truth behind his murder, and to rescue his sweetheart (Demi Moore) from a similar fate.
Free!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Sep 30

Movies Under the Stars: Dave Chapelle's Block Party

at Fort Greene Park , Brooklyn

6:45 p.m.9:45 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film! Actor, writer, and comic Dave Chappelle is planning the block party of the year…
Free!

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