Outdoor Movies NYC are a highlight every summer. Watching a movie under the stars is a great thing to do just about anywhere, but in NYC, we throw in a view of the Brooklyn Bridge or NYC Skyline, the sound of the water lapping, the scenery of Central Park or just the fact that you’re on the Flight Deck of a war ship!

Each free summer outdoor movie festival has it’s own theme, allowing you watch classics, kid-friendly films or the latest blockbusters.

Add your Outdoor Movie to the New York City Events calendar.

Annual Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series

Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series

May 24 – August 16, 2019 (select Friday Nights)

New in 2019!!! The Intrepid now how has (some) FREE Fridays! Enjoy FREE sea, air & space themed movies under the stars all summer long on the Flight Deck! 2019 Movies: Top Gun, Dunkirk, TBD, First Man, Community Choice Pick.

The flight decks opens at 7pm, film begins at sunset. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Guests are encouraged to bring their own food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, however no outside alcohol is permitted.

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Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Every Monday night throughout the summer, Bryant Park shows free classic movies. Don’t forget to bring a picnic or pre-order your “picnic pickup” at Wichcraft.

More Info: Bryant Park Film Festival

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Riverflicks FREE Movies in Hudson River Park

Riverflicks FREE Movies in Hudson River Park

Weds (Adults) and Fridays (Kids)
Adults: Pier 63 at W. 23rd Street
Kids: Pier 46 at Charles Street

Free outdoor movies under the stars on Manhattan’s west side waterfront!
Movies start at Dusk, around 8:30pm. Free Popcorn! Beverages and snacks available for purchase.

Wednesdays, July 10 – Aug 21, 2019
Adult Movie Line Up:

  • July 10 – The Warriors
  • July 17 – When Harry Met Sally
  • July 24 – Moonstruck
  • July 31 – Do The Right Thing
  • August 7 – Tootsie
  • August 14 – The Last Dragon
  • August 21 – Big

Family Fridays, July 12 – Aug 23
Kids Movie Line Up:

  • July 12 – Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse
  • July 19 – Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • July 26 – Lego Movie 2
  • August 2 – Paddington 2
  • August 9 – Incredibles 2
  • August 16 – How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World
  • August 23 – Trolls

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Annual Central Park Film Festival FREE

Central Park Film Festival

2019 TBD
August 14-17, 2018

Every year in August, Central Park hosts a week of evening film screenings in the landscape just north of Sheep Meadow and south of the 72nd St. Cross Drive. Attending the Central Park Film Festival is free, the gates open at 6:30pm and movies start at 8pm. Make sure to bring your picnic and blanket!

2018 Central Park Movie Lineup:

  • August 14 – Hair (1979, PG)
  • August 15 – Crooklyn (1994, PG-13)
  • August 16 – Dr. Strangelove (1964, PG)
  • August 17 – The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984, G)

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