Movies Under the Stars

Pack up the picnic chair, and watch a flick in the great outdoors! Through Movies Under the Stars, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and NYC Parks bring film screenings to parks throughout the five boroughs. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment in the city's parks and playgrounds, ranging from great new movies to all-time classics.

Our movies have chairs reserved for seniors and people with disabilities, so that everyone can enjoy a good movie. Bring some food, find a great spot, and enjoy the show!

Movies Under the Stars Events

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Jul28

Movies Under the Stars: Tom and Jerry

at Playground Fifty-Two (in Playground 52 LII)Bronx

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A deep dive into the annals of history to explore the moment when Tom first crossed paths with his nemesis, Jerry.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Movies Under the Stars: Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

at Playground One Twenty Five (in Playground One Twenty Five CXXV)Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A high-school senior travels to Chicago to rescue a friend, bringing her suburban charges along as obstacles threaten to derail them. Rated PG-13.
Free!

Jul28

Movies Under the Stars: The Croods: A New Age

at Maria Hernandez ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

8:45 p.m.10:15 p.m.
In this sequel the delightful 2013 feature, the prehistoric family the Croods are challenged by a rival family the Bettermans, who claim to be better and more evolved.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Jul29

Movies Under the Stars: Megamind

at Orchard Beach: North Picnic Area (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Evil genius Megamind finally defeats his do-gooder nemesis, Metro Man, but is left without a purpose in a superhero-free world.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Movies Under the Stars: Pokemon Detective Pikachu

at Sara D. Roosevelt Park Track (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park)Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Movies Under the Stars: Sonic The Hedgehog

at Gorman PlaygroundQueens This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Powered with incredible speed, Sonic The Hedgehog, aka The Blue Blur, embraces his new home on Earth. That is, until he accidentally knocks out the power grid and sparks the attention of super-uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik. Now it's super-villain vs. super-sonic in an all-out race across the globe to stop Robotnik from using Sonic's unique power for world domination. Sonic teams up with The Donut Lord, aka Sheriff Tom Wachowski, to save the planet in this live-action adventure comedy.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Movies Under the Stars: Love & Basketball (PG-13)

at Greene Avenue and Marcy Avenue (in Herbert Von King Park)Brooklyn

9:00 p.m.10:45 p.m.
In this 2000 romantic classic, Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) are two childhood friends who both aspire to be professional basketball players. Over the years, the two begin to fall for each other, but their separate paths to basketball stardom threaten to pull them apart.
Free!

Friday, July 30, 2021

Jul30

Movies Under the Stars: Little Women

at Robert Moses PlaygroundManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.
Free!

Jul30

Movies Under the Stars: Godzilla vs. Kong

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

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Kong embarks on a journey to return to his birthplace. However, the awakening of a brutal creature soon threatens humanity's safety, forcing Kong and some unlikely allies to fight to protect the earth. As the two mythical creatures clash, a more profound mystery soon rises to the surface.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul30

Movies Under the Stars: The Goonies

at Virginia ParkBronx

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A group of teenagers finds a map leading to a hidden treasure. They must overcome booby traps, natural obstructions, and a gang of desperate thieves in their race for the loot.
Free!

Jul30

Movies Under the Stars: Tenet

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

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
In the not-so-distant future, a special agent agrees to a risky new mission using the latest advancements in time travel and human evolution to change his present as rival nations vie for global supremacy, ushering in the threat of a third World War that could put an end to life on Earth.
Free!

Jul30

Movies Under the Stars: Feel the Noise

at Sunset ParkBrooklyn

9:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
This exciting 2007 coming of age drama centers on Rob (Omarion), a young aspiring rapper who, after a run in with local thugs, is forced to move to Puerto Rico and discovers Reggaeton.
Free!

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Jul31

Movies Under the Stars: The Wizard of Oz

at Stars and Stripes Playground (in Seton Falls Park)Bronx

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A young farm girl and her little dog are magically transported into the enchanted land of Oz via a Kansas tornado. As they travel down Oz's Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard and ask him to send them home, they encounter a wonderful, funny, terrifying and, ultimately, enlightening group of characters, human and otherwise.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul31

Movies Under the Stars: Moana

at Dry Dock PlaygroundManhattan

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul31

Movies Under the Stars: Tom & Jerry (2021)

at Seguine Avenue and Johnston Terrace (in Lemon Creek Park)Staten Island

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
A deep dive into the annals of history to explore the moment when Tom first crossed paths with his nemesis, Jerry.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul31

Movies Under the Stars at Astoria Heights Playground: Onward

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

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Two teenage elf brothers living in a post-magical world stumble upon a spell that can bring their father back to life. They embark on an epic, heartwarming adventure to see the spell through when it initially only brings back their father's lower half (i.e. his legs).
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul31

Movies Under the Stars at Cooper Park: Godzilla vs. Kong

at Cooper ParkBrooklyn

9:00 p.m.10:45 p.m.
Kong clashes with Godzilla as humans lure the ape into the Hollow Earth to retrieve a power source for a weapon to stop Godzilla's mysterious rampages.
Free!

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Aug 1

Movies Under the Stars: Captain Marvel (PG-13)

at Brooklyn War Memorial (in Cadman Plaza Park)Brooklyn

8:45 p.m.11:00 p.m.
This superhero film follows Carol Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel after Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien civilizations.
Free!

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Aug 3

Movies Under the Stars: Trolls: World Tour (2020)

at Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Branch and Poppy come across six tribes of trolls, each practicing different styles of music. It is then up to the duo to unite and protect the other kingdoms of trolls when their musical styles are threatened.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Aug 5

Movies Under the Stars: The Goonies

at Samuel N. Bennerson 2nd PlaygroundManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
?A group of teenagers finds a map leading to a hidden treasure. They must overcome booby traps, natural obstructions, and a gang of desperate thieves in their race for the loot.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 6, 2021

Aug 6

Movies Under the Stars: Love and Monsters

at William F. Passannante BallfieldManhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
In a monster-infested world, Joel learns his girlfriend is just 80 miles away. To make the dangerous journey, Joel discovers his inner hero to be with the girl of his dreams.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 6

Movies Under the Stars: Scoob! (2021)

at Springfield Avenue and Willard Avenue (in Westerleigh Park)Staten Island

8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
The first full-length animated Scooby-Doo adventure for the big screen is the never-before told stories of Scooby-Doo’s origins and the greatest mystery in the career of Mystery Inc.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 6

Movies Under the Stars: Onward (2020)

at Outdoors at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)Staten Island

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Two teenage elf brothers living in a post-magical world stumble upon a spell that can bring their father back to life.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Aug 7

Movies Under the Stars: Deep Blue Sea

at Moore PlaygroundManhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Frightening special effects drive this campy thriller about superintelligent sharks.
Free!

Aug 7

Movies Under the Stars: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

at Cornelia Avenue and Chester Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park)Staten Island

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Megahit about intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones, who in 1936 is sent on a mission to locate the elusive Ark of the Covenant.
Free!

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Aug11

Movies Under the Stars: Mortal Kombat (2021)

at Broadway and Wayne Street (in CPL. Thompson Park)Staten Island

8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
MMA fighter Cole Young trains with experienced warriors as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe.
Free!

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Aug12

Movies Under the Stars: The Wizard of Oz

at John Jay ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A young farm girl and her little dog are magically transported into the enchanted land of Oz via a Kansas tornado.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug12

Movies Under the Stars: Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

at Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park)Staten Island

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
When sinister monsters called the Druun threaten the community, the dragons readily make a sacrifice to save the human race. Hundreds of years later, the same threat returns. It is up to Raya, a lone warrior, to stop them once and for all.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 13, 2021

Aug13

Movies Under the Stars: Red Pill

at St. Nicholas Park 135 Lawn (in St. Nicholas Park)Manhattan

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Red Pill, directed by Tony award winner Tonya Pinkins, is a visually stunning metaphor for all of our fears and a reminder that there are worse things than death. For Mature Audiences(Horror/Satire.
Free!

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Event
Aug13

Movies Under the Stars: Happy Gilmore (1996)

at Seguine Avenue and Johnston Terrace (in Lemon Creek Park)Staten Island

8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A hockey player turns golfer to raise cash for his grandmother, who is about to lose her home.
Free!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Aug14

Movies Under the Stars: Dolittle (2020)

at Clove Lakes Park park house (in Clove Lakes Park)Staten Island

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Robert Downey Jr. electrifies one of literature’s most enduring characters in a vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals: Dolittle.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Aug17

Movies Under the Stars: Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

at Lamberts Lane and Fahy Avenue (in Father Macris Park)Staten Island

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
The teens return to the game they thought they had defeated to discover that everything has changed. The group must enact a rescue mission when one of their ranks finds themselves in peril.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Aug18

Summer on the Hudson: Movies Under the Stars - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

8:30 p.m.10:45 p.m.
Settle in for a movie night on the pier! Movies are shown each Wednesday from July 7 to August 21. Seating opens at 6:30 p.m.
Free!

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Aug19

Movies Under the Stars: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

at St. Vartan ParkManhattan

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Lloyd Vogel is tasked with creating a profile of Fred Rogers, the creator and star of the successful children's program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. PG
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug19

Movies Under the Stars: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

at Grandview Playground (in The Big Park)Staten Island

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
After a bite from a radioactive spider, Miles Morales becomes the one and only Spider-Man. When a dimensional gateway opens up, Miles soon realizes he isn't the only spider superhero.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 20, 2021

Aug20

Movies Under the Stars: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

at Murphy Brothers PlaygroundManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
When eccentric man-child Pee-wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life. PG
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug20

Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic Park (1993)

at Outdoors at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)Staten Island

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Genetically engineered dinosaurs run amok on a remote island in this special-effects extravaganza. It's up to a paleontologist, a paleobotanist and a mathematician to outmaneuver the deadly beasts and find their way back to civilization.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Aug21

Movies Under the Stars: Raya and the Last Dragon

at Seward ParkManhattan

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Kumandra is a place where humans and dragons peacefully coexist. When sinister monsters called the Druun threaten the community, however, the dragons readily make a sacrifice to save the human race. Hundreds of years later, the same threat returns
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug21

Movies Under the Stars: The Croods: A New Age (2020)

at Nelson Avenue and Tennyson Drive (in Seaside Wildlife Nature Park)Staten Island

8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
After surviving the end of the only world they knew, the Croods must find a new place to call home.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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