Summer Cinema

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One of the most beloved traditions of the New York summer are its free outdoor summer cinemas. If you are from June to August in New York, a good plan for an afternoon is to enjoy the atmosphere and the film with an eminently local audience. The normal thing is that people go to take place at the 5-6 in the afternoon with a towel or blanket and dinner, and that the movies begin as soon as night falls (on the 8-9 in the afternoon)

As you can see, sometimes movies are repeated, but the offer is very varied and for all tastes. Next, we will try to make a compilation of the main summer cinemas that are offered for free in New York in the year 2019.

Movie Nights, in Bryant Park

It is the most famous summer film festival in New York, and the one that takes place in a more central location, the meadow of Bryant Park serves to sit and enjoy classic movies every Monday night.

This year the 10 will be made from June to the 12 of August, and this is the programming of planned films:

  • 10 of June: Big
  • 17 June: A great daddy (Big Daddy)
  • 24 of June: Election of the fans, the voting opens in the Twitter of Bryant Park the 3 of June
  • 1 de Julio: To all the Boys I fell in love with (To All The Boys I've Loved Before)
  • 8 for July: Carrie (1976)
  • 15 of July: Two rebel policemen (Bad Boys)
  • 22 of July: The Prince of Zamunda (Coming To America)
  • 29 of July: The godfather (Goodfellas)
  • 5 of August: The reporter (Anchorman)
  • 12 of August: Election of the fans, the voting opens in the Twitter of Bryant Park the 22 of July

For more information, visit official website of the festival.

Movies With A View, in Brooklyn Bridge Park

On Thursdays, in the park below the Brooklyn Bridge will be offered all kinds of classic and current movies on a giant screen. The list of films, in the 20 edition of this festival, is the following:

  • July's 11: Pariah
  • 18 of July: Girlfight
  • 25 for July: It Happened One Night (It Happened One Night)
  • August 1: Crooklyn
  • 8 of August: The great Lebowski (The Big Lebowski)
  • August's 15: Fievel and the New World (An American Tail)
  • 22 of August: Selma: The power of a dream (Selma)
  • 29 of August: Voting of the public

Roosevelt Island Outdoor Summer Movie Series

Right next to where the Roosevelt Island cable car, a movie screen is placed in Southpoint Park, south of the cable car and Cornell University, where from the 7 in the afternoon you can access, and after sunset you will be able to see, for free, the following movies :

  • 21 of June: Spider-Man: A new universe
  • July's 12: Crazy Rich Asians
  • 26 of July: Encounters in the Third Phase
  • 27 of July: Captain Marvel
  • August 2: Ready Player One: Start the game
  • August 23: Clueless

Intrepid Movie Series, at the Intrepid Museum.

Watching a movie on the airstrip of an aircraft carrier is not something that can be done normally, and this festival allows us to do it for free every year, a classic is to see Top Gun right next to the F-4 they have in the exhibition.

  • 24 de Mayo: Top Gun (1986)
  • 31 of May: Dunkirk
  • 21 of June: Apollo 11, the documentary
  • 19 of July: The first man (First Man)
  • August 16: Community Selection

Hudson Riverflicks NYC Films

It is celebrated at the Pier 63, in Chelsea, and you will be able to enjoy these films this year:

  • 10 of Julio: The Masters of the Night (The Warriors, 1979)
  • 17 July: When Harry Met Sally (When Harry Met Sally, 1989)
  • 24 for July: Moon Spell (Moonstruck, 1987)
  • July's 31: Do what you should (Do the Right Thing, 1989)
  • 7 of August: Tootsie (1982)
  • August's 14: The Last Dragon (The Last Dragon, 1985)
  • August 21: Big (1988)

Summer on the Hudson Pier I Picture Show

It is held in Riverside Park (on West 70th Street) every Wednesday, and you can enjoy a free movie:

  • 10 for July: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
  • 17 of July: Trip to Darjeeling (The Darjeeling Limited, 2007)
  • July's 24: All in a day (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 1986)
  • 31 for July: Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  • 7 of August: Kubo and the two magic strings (Kubo and the Two Strings, 2016)
  • August's 14: Life of Pi (Life of Pi, 2012)
  • 21 of August: The secret life of Walter Mitty (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2013)

2019 Central Park Film Festival

This film festival takes place in Central Park, in the vicinity of Sheep Meadow, on the esplanade between Sheep Meadow and 72th Street, from 13 to 15 in August, and the following films will be screened in the 2019 year. :

  • 13 of August: Back to the Future (Back to the future)
  • 14 of August: Moon Spell (Moonstruck)
  • 15 of August: Black Panther (Black Panther)