It’s pretty sweet that DVR and TiVo let us get out of our houses now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a glowing screen to stare at outside. Summer movie screenings in New York provide many free opportunities to maintain that coma-chic look and attitude even though you’re out and about. See you Tuesday night!
The L Magazine presents SummerScreen, McCarren Park Pool
Tuesday nights at 7pm, July 3 to August 21
We all know you’re not getting’ enough pool going on Sundays alone. Also, we will be showing the never-shown Ladies and Gentleman, The Fabulous Stains —we are told that it’s kind of a big deal and might have something to do with the 80s. Begins with Bring It On (yes! 7/3), ends with Purple Rain (8/21). Visit thelmagazine.com or summerscreen.com for details.
Bryant Park Summer Film Festival, Lawn @ Bryant Park
Monday nights at dusk (ooh!) June 18 to August 20
Expect a lot of classics to grace this 20 feet tall and 40 feet wide screen in the middle of Manhattan. A good summer replacement for Jack Bauer on your 17-inch. Begins with Annie Hall (6/18), ends with Psycho (8/20). bryantpark.org
Outdoor Cinema 2007 Socrates Sculpture Park
Wednesday nights at 7pm July 11 to August 29
A free annual festival that celebrates international film, music, dance, and food. With a different culture being honored each night you can see first hand how diverse Queens really is and that it’s not just Greek people. Movies to be announced.
Movies with a View
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Thursday nights July 5 to August 23
The pictures on the website look pretty, and we’ve definitely spotted an old-timey popcorn popper. And did we mention the mood music? There’s mood music. Begins with The Princess Bride (7/5) and ends with West Side Story (8/23).
Pier 54 and Pier 46 (West Siiiiide!)
Wednesday and Friday nights respectively, July to late August when it gets dark
Favorites as well as movies you didn’t want to pay for in the theaters! And free popcorn! Wednesdays are for grown-ups and Fridays are for kids. Check out Nacho Libre (7/18) and Back to the Future (7/27). hudsonriverpark.org
Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park Bandshell
Random Thursdays and Fridays in July and August
Music and movies unite in the park for a classy way to spend your night. Check out Bollywood with the Bollywood Disco Party before hand. Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin and DJ Rekha (8/10). celebratebrooklyn.org
Rooftops around New York, maybe a few non-roofs too
Weekends from first week in June to end of September 200+ short films and 17 features are spread across Manhattan and Brooklyn. Culture yourself underground style. Free ticket if you join the mailing list off the website. Details announced after May 17 on rooftopfilms.com