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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 more than 150 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 26, 2017

Jul 26

Movies Under the Stars: Cinderella

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

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's Disney's classic, with music, about the glass-slippered maiden.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 26

Movies Under the Stars: The Secret Life of Pets

at Monroe Street (in Hattie Carthan Playground) , Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies in our city's parks!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 26

Movies Under the Stars: Nerve

at Central Lawn (in J. Hood Wright Park) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
A teen participates in an online game that involves completing challenges and dares throughout NYC, but the experience eventually escalates into a life-or-death struggle.
Free!

Jul 26

Movies Under the Stars: The Lego Batman Movie

at St. James Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
If Batman wants to save the city from the Joker's hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 26

Movies Under the Stars: The Boss Baby

at 100% Playground , Brooklyn

8:45 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This hilarious animated feature tells the story of Tim, a wildly imaginative 7-year-old and his demanding new baby brother (Alec Baldwin) as they rival for their parents attention.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jul 27

Movies Under the Stars: The Matrix (1999)

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
A hacker learns his world is a virtual-reality simulation run by malevolent machines and joins a group of superpowered revolutionaries aiming to tear down the system.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 27

Movies Under the Stars: Singin' in the Rain (1952)

at Baseball Field (in Corlears Hook Park) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
In this lighthearted musical spoof of the early days of Hollywood, a 1920s silent-film star falls for a spunky chorus girl, much to the dismay of his diva-ish leading lady.
Free!

Jul 27

Movies Under the Stars: Jurassic Park III

at Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson 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. A scientist (Sam Neill) travels to a dino-infested island to find a missing boy.…
Free!

Jul 27

Movies Under the Stars: Sing

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

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film! This animated musical comedy tell the story of Koala Buster Moon presides…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 27

Movies Under the Stars: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

at McKinely Park (in McKinley Park) , Brooklyn

8:30 p.m.10:15 p.m.
This 1986 classic teen comedy tells the story of Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), a high school wise guy who has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it.
Free!

Jul 27

Movies Under the Stars: Kubo and the Two Strings

at Behind the Van Cortlandt Park Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Young Kubo's (Art Parkinson) peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 27

Movies Under the Stars: Spider-Man

at O'Donohue Park (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Peter Parker is a nerdy high-schooler who is transformed into a web-spinning vigilante when he is bitten by a genetically-altered spider.
Free!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Jul 28

Summer on the Hudson: Films on the Green Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Films to be announced.
Free!

Jul 28

Movies Under the Stars: Finding Dory

at Crocheron Park , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Amnesiac blue tang Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of pals Nemo and Marlin.
Free!

Jul 28

Movies Under the Stars: The Good Dinosaur (2015)

at White Playground (in White Park) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
In a world where the dinosaurs never went extinct, a lost dinosaur befriends a prehistoric boy while searching for his family.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 28

Movies Under the Stars: The Little Mermaid

at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

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. A young mermaid strikes a deal with a sea witch to become human in order to land…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 28

Movies Under the Stars: Power Rangers

at St. Mary's Park Playground West (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove—and the world—is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat.
Free!

Jul 28

Movies Under the Stars: Independence Day: Resurgence

at Cooper Park , Brooklyn

8:45 p.m.10:45 p.m.
In this sequel to the 1996 blockbuster, the United Nations has collaborated to form Earth Space Defense (ESD), an international military defense and research organization.
Free!

Jul 28

Movies Under the Stars: The Great Gatsby (1974)

at Carroll Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

8:45 p.m.10:15 p.m.
Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name, this romantic classic follows Nick Carraway as navigates his way through the decadent mansions of 1920s Long Island.
Free!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Jul 29

Movies Under the Stars: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

at Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
Set 70 years before the time of Harry Potter, the film chronicles the adventures of magic creature expert and writer, Newt Scamander, in New York's secret wizarding community.
Free!

Jul 29

Movies Under the Stars: Power Rangers

at Al Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat.
Free!

Jul 29

Movies Under the Stars: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

at South Beach Ballfield (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. Third entry in the series about the swashbuckling adventures of Capt. Jack Sparrow…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 29

Movies Under the Stars: Hook

at Conference House 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. A workaholic yuppie lawyer remembers he was once Peter Pan after Captain Hook…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 29

Movies Under the Stars: Boss Baby

at Cedar Playground , Bronx

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 29

Movies Under the Stars: Jumanji

at Kaiser Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

8:45 p.m.10:30 p.m.
This 1995 classic tell the story of two kids who play a magical board game. They release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.
Free!

Jul 29

Movies Under the Stars: Hidden Figures

at Parkside Playground , Brooklyn

8:45 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Three African-American women at NASA — Katherine (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy (Octavia Spencer) & Mary (Janelle Monáe )— serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Jul 30

Movies Under the Stars: My Bodyguard

at Athens Square , Queens  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.
Free!

Jul 30

Movies Under the Stars: Batman (1989)

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

8:45 p.m.10:45 p.m.
Directed by Tim Burton, this fantastic send-up stars Michael Keaton in the title role, Billy Dee Williams (Harvey Dent), Kim Bassinger (Vicki Vail), and Jack Nicholson (Joker).
Free!

Jul 30

Movies Under the Stars: Max Steel

at Leif Ericson Park , Brooklyn

8:45 p.m.10:15 p.m.
This science fiction film chronicles the adventures of teenage Max McGrath and alien companion Steel, who combine their powers to form the superhero Max Steel.
Free!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Jul 31

Movies Under the Stars: Ella Enchanted

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Ella is under a spell to be constantly honest, a fact she must hide from her new step family in order to protect the prince of the land.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 31

Movies Under the Stars: Ella Enchanted

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

8:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
A girl tries to lift a curse that makes her overly obedient.
Free!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, August 3, 2017

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.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 4, 2017

Aug 4

Movies Under the Stars: Big Night (1996)

at Vesuvio Playground , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Two Italian brothers struggle to keep a failing restaurant from closing.
Free!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Aug 5

Movies Under the Stars: Doctor Strange

at Frederick Johnson Park (in Frederick Johnson Playground) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
Free!

Aug 5

Movies Under the Stars: Finding Nemo

at Rosemary's Playground , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A clown fish searches for his missing son in this animated adventure, the winner of an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
Free!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Aug 6

Movies Under the Stars: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

at Broad Channel Park , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Indy gets help from a feisty heroine and a sawed-off sidekick in this "Raiders" prequel.
Free!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Aug 7

Movies Under the Stars: The Wiz

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

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
In the The Wiz, Dorothy chases after her dog during a NYC snowstorm, gets swept up by a cyclone and gets transplanted to the Land of Oz.
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Aug 8

Movies Under the Stars: Creed (2015)

at The Pit (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Rocky Balboa trains Apollo Creed's son as a boxer, and the young man soon gets a shot at the title.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Aug 9

Summer Movies Under the Stars Presents Zootopia

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

7:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 9

Movies Under the Stars: Hairspray (2007)

at Harlem Art Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
In this musical adaptation of the 1988 John Waters' cult hit, a dance-loving teen shakes things up on a TV dance show in 1962 Baltimore.
Free!

Aug 9

Movies Under the Stars: The Boss Baby

at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year-old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.
Free!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Aug 10

Movie Night: Beauty and the Beast

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 10

Movies Under the Stars: Throwback Thursdays at Tony Dapolito Rooftop Movie Festival - Starship Troopers (1997)

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Giant bugs from outer space invade the Earth, and it's up to a team of coed infantry trainees to defeat them!
Free!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Aug 11

Movies Under the Stars: Central Intelligence

at Courtney Callender Playground , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A reluctant accountant gets roped into helping an old high-school classmate, now a CIA agent, with a crucial mission involving the hacking of U.S. spy satellites.
Free!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Aug 12

Movies Under the Stars: Finding Dory

at Rosemary's Playground , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Amnesiac blue tang Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of pals Nemo and Marlin.
Free!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Aug 13

Movies Under the Stars: Fences

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

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This movie adapts the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson.
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, August 14, 2017

Aug 14

Movies Under the Stars: Zootopia

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket or low chair to watch a free screening of the Oscar-winning animated movie Zootopia!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Aug 15

Movies Under the Stars: The LEGO Batman Movie

at Gertrude Ederle Playground , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Batman may have to drop his lone vigilante style and learn to lighten up, as he tries to work with others to save Gotham from The Joker's hostile takeover.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 15

Movies Under the Stars: Sing

at Elmhurst Park , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aug 16

Movies Under the Stars: Legend of Tarzan

at Seward Park , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Tarzan returns to the Congo, where he clashes with a greedy Belgian captain who has sinister plans for his old home.
Free!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Aug 17

Movies Under the Stars: Throwback Thursdays at Tony Dapolito Rooftop Movie Festival - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Exposed to radiation, four turtles transform into life-size ninjas who fight crime in a major city with the help of a sensei rat and a TV reporter.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 17

Movies Under the Stars: MOCACINEMA Presents Pushing Hands (1991)

at Columbus Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee made his directorial debut in this drama about Mr. Chu, a widowed tai-chi master, who moves from Beijing to New York to reunite with his son.
Free!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Aug 18

Movies Under the Stars: Beauty and the Beast

at Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance (in Juniper Valley Park) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic.
Free!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aug 19

Movies Under the Stars: Star Trek Beyond

at Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Captain Kirk and his crew are marooned on a remote planet after the Enterprise is attacked by a dictator named Krall.
Free!

Aug 19

Movies Under the Stars: Moana

at Rosemary's Playground , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A teen girl and a demigod embark on an adventure as they search for a legendary island.
Free!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Aug 20

Movies Under the Stars: Rock 'N' Roll High School

at Beach 94th Street, off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Everyone's high school fantasy is played out in this wild, rocking movie about clever, rebellious teens who battle their militaristic principal and literally blow their high school to pieces.
Free!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Aug 21

Movies Under the Stars: The Jungle Book

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

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Bring a blanket or low chair to watch a free screening of The Jungle Book, an exciting adventure about a young boy raised in the jungle with animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Aug 22

Movies Under the Stars: Million Dollar Arm (2014)

at Cherry Tree Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
An American sports agent travels to India to scout for baseball pitchers. When he returns home with two prospects, he learns an important lesson about friendship and family.
Free!

Aug 22

Movies Under the Stars: Moana

at Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A teen girl and a demigod embark on an adventure as they search for a legendary island.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Aug 23

Movies Under the Stars: Cabaret (1972)

at Baseball Field (in Corlears Hook Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A nightclub singer and an English writer embark on a doomed romance in Weimar Republic-era Berlin, as the Nazi party begins steadily rising to power and the mood becomes dark.
Free!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Aug 24

Movies Under the Stars: Throwback Thursdays at Tony Dapolito Rooftop Movie Festival - Air Bud (1997)

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
An uncanny canine whose ability to shoot hoops astonishes a lonely boy, who rescues the dog from an abusive owner.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 25, 2017

Aug 25

Movies Under the Stars: Florence Foster Jenkins

at Multi-Purpose Courts (in Tompkins Square Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
An heiress longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York and finds a strange kind of success as a performer and recording artist.
Free!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Aug 26

Movies Under the Stars: Southside With You

at Frederick Douglass Playground , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
This docudrama follows Barack Obama's first date with Michelle Robinson, his future wife, during the summer of 1989 in Chicago.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 26

Movies Under the Stars: Fences

at Montbellier Park , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
This movie adapts the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a black garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh named Troy Maxson.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Aug 27

Movies Under the Stars: The Lego Batman Movie

at Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Park (in Tudor Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self described leading man of that ensemble LEGO Batman stars in his own big screen adventure.
Free!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Aug 28

Movies Under the Stars: The Jungle Book

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park) , Queens

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
The Jungle Book is an adventure about a young boy who was raised in the jungle with animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Aug 29

Movies Under the Stars: Big Hero 6 (2014)

at Nathan Straus Playground (P.S. 140) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A young tech whiz named Hiro must save his city with the help of his inflatable robot Baymax, as well as his friends Go Go Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Lemon and Fred.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Aug 30

Movies Under the Stars: The Jungle Book

at Tecumseh Playground , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A panther leads a human boy on a trek through the jungle in order to reunite him with his kind.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Aug 31

Movies Under the Stars: Throwback Thursdays at Tony Dapolito Rooftop Movie Festival - Men in Black (1997)

at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A secret-agent duo track extraterrestrials living on Earth, one of them a particularly nasty visitor: a giant roach.
Free!

Aug 31

Movies Under the Stars: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

at Lawrence Virgilio Playground , Queens  This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A band of rebels plot to steal the Death Star's blueprints in this "Star Wars" spin-off.
Free!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Sep 9

Historic Harlem Parks & Manhattan Recreation Film Festival: The Fits

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
A dreamy exploration of girlhood, The Fits follows an 11-year-old tomboy as she tries to fit in with her peers after joining an all-girl dance team.
Free!

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