It's easy to find outdoor summer movies in New York City. There are many locations for viewing free flicks under the sparkling lights of the city.
Below is a great selection of outdoor movie options, offered on a regular basis, all summer long. The movies generally start around dark but it's a good idea to arrive early to get a spot.
When: Thursday nights, July 10 - August 28, 2014
Where: Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn
It's hard to beat watching a movie on a big screen with the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan as a glittering backdrop. As the movie begins, see the sun set over the city from this scenic spot in Brooklyn. To make the night even better, combine the trip with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge.
Music starts at 6 pm and the movies begin at sunset. See a complete movie schedule at dumbonyc.com.
Watching a movie on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier is certainly unique. Feel free to bring lawn chairs and food but no outside alcohol is allowed. The venue opens at 7:30 pm and the movies start at sunset. Space is limited.
See the movie schedule on the Intrepid Museum website.
You'll be sitting between skyscrapers when you watch a film at this Midtown park. The lawn opens at 5 pm for blankets and picnicking and attracts large crowds. The movies start at dusk.
For the movie line-up see the Bryant Park Film Festival webpage.
River Flicks offers two outdoor summer movie series', one that's kid-friendly and one for grown-up tastes. Feel free to bring chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner. River Flicks provides free popcorn; other snacks and drinks are for sale. The movies start at dusk.
River Flicks for Grown-ups
For the movie schedule see riverflicks.com/BigHitWednesdays
River Flicks for Kids
For the movie schedule see riverflicks.com/FamilyFridays