Guide: Outdoor movie events around NYC

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Are you a movie lover who is looking for something to do during the summer nights? Here is a list of different movies to watch outside around the city. While most of the events on this list are free, some may ask for a ticket price. Check the website because dates and times are subject to change.

Here are some tips before you head out:

  • Check event’s website before heading out. Some venues may cancel movie dates due to inclement weather.
  • Arrive early, parking is sometimes limited and spots may fill up fast so be sure to get there early.
  • Check event websites on what you can and cannot bring. Some venues ask for attendees not to bring lawn chairs or alcoholic beverages.



Bufano Playground
June 29 Bumblebee at 8 p.m.

Vidalia Park
July 6 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation at 8 p.m.

Bronx Terminal Market
July 9 How to Train your Dragon at 7 p.m.
August 13 Incredibles 2 at 7 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval
July 9 Thor: Ragnarok at 8 p.m.

July 3 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at sunset
July 10 When Harry Met Sally at sunset
July 17 Edge of Tomorrow at sunset
July 24 Waiting for Guffman at sunset
July 31 Space Balls at sunset
August 7 Trading Places at sunset
August 14 Shaun of the Dead at sunset
August 21 The Princess Bride at sunset
August 28 10 Things I Hate About You at sunset

Harbor View Lawn at Brooklyn Bridge Park
July 11 Pariah at 6:30 p.m.
July 18 Girlfight at 6 p.m.
July 25 It Happened One Night at 6 p.m.
August 1 Crooklyn
August 8 The Big Lebowski
August 15 An American Tail
August 22 Selma
August 29 TBD Public Vote

SummerStarz 2019 - Transmitter Park
July 12 The Incredibles 2
July 19 Aquaman
July 26 Coco
August 2
Mamma Mia!
August 9 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
August 16 Captain Marvel

Narrows Botanical Gardens in Bay Ridge
July 12 Wreck-It Ralph at 8:45 p.m.
July 26 Vertigo at 8:45 p.m.
August 16 Wonder Woman at 8:30 p.m.
August 23 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at 8:15 p.m.

Morningside Park
July 12 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again at 8 p.m.
July 26 Mary Poppins Returns at 8 p.m.

Randall's Island Park
July 14 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at 8:40 p.m. (Field 42)
July 28 Tangled at 8:30 p.m. (Field 81)
August 11 Crazy Rich Asians at 8:15 p.m. (Field 42)
August 18 Ralph Breaks the Internet at 8 p.m. (Field 81)
September 8 Creed II at 7:30 p.m. (Field 42)

Riverside Park South
July 10 O Brother, Where Art Thou? at 7 p.m.
July 17 The Darjeeling Limited at 7 p.m.
July 19 Sequins (Brodeuses) at 8:30 p.m.
July 24 Ferris Bueller's Day Off at 7 p.m.
July 26 Chocolat at 8:30 p.m.
July 31 Little Miss Sunshine at 7 p.m.
August 7 Kubo and the Two Strings at 7 p.m.
August 14 Life of Pi at 7 p.m.
August 21 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty at 7 p.m.

James Weldon Johnson Playground
July 23 Coco at 8 p.m.

Central Park Conservancy
August 13 Back to the Future at 6:30 p.m.
August 14 Moonstruck at 6:30 p.m.
August 15 Black Panther at 6:30 p.m.

Paul Raimonda Playground
June 28 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul at 8:45 p.m.

Travers Park
June 29 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at 8:45 p.m.

Socrates Sculpture Park
July 3 Cielo at 7 p.m.
July 10 Purple Noon at 7 p.m.
July 17 Anabessa at 7 p.m.
July 24 The Story of the Weeping Camel at 7 p.m.
July 31 En El Séptimo Día at 7 p.m.
August 7 Dark 'Toons at 7 p.m.
August 14 La Ciénaga at 7 p.m.
August 21 March of the Penguins at 7 p.m.

Highland Park
July 10 Bessie's Big Shot at 6 p.m.
July 29 Black Panther at 7:30 p.m.
August 12 Aquaman at 7:30 p.m.
August 26 Bohemian Rhapsody at 7:30 p.m.

Astoria Park Lawn
July 22 Singin' in the Rain at 8:15 p.m.
July 29 Clueless at 8:15 p.m.
August 5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at 8:15 p.m.
August 12 The Incredibles 2 at 8:15 p.m.

George Seuffert Bandshell
July 22 Captain America Civil War at 7:30 p.m.
August 5 Carousel at 7:30 p.m.
August 19 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at 7:30 p.m.

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