New York Activities: Movies Under the City Sky

New York Outdoor Movies

Photo from Ben Sisto

Every summer I promise myself I will make it to one of the evening film screenings around the city, and I have yet to go. Now it’s almost August, and I decided that if it’s actually going to happen this year, I need to mark them on my calendar immediately.

Here are some of the different venues with their remaining schedules, and the ones I’ll be forcing my friends to attend with me (starred):

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

A great mix of classics and a lovely picnic atmosphere… or so I hear. Free; starts at sunset.

Monday, July 26
*Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monday, August 2
Rosemary’s Baby

Monday, August 9
The Goodbye Girl

Monday, August 16
12 Angry Men

Monday, August 23
Bonnie and Clyde

The Central Park Film Festival: Iconic New York

Five nights in a row of iconic films in an iconic setting! Free; starts at 8pm.

Tuesday, August 24

Wednesday, August 25
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Thursday, August 26
Saturday Night Fever

Friday, August 27
*King Kong

Saturday, August 28
Viewer’s Choice (Visit to vast your vote for either Serendipity or Manhattan.)

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Movies With A View

Sunset, surround sound and the skyline in the background? Why have I waited so long? Free; starts at 8:30.

Thursday, July 29
Rear Window

Thursday, August 5
*Brokeback Mountain

Thursday, August 12

Thursday, August 19
The Blues Brothers

Thursday, August 26
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Thursday, September 2
Viewer’s Choice (Check back at for details.)

Rooftop Films: Underground Movies Outdoors

An eclectic mix of independently produced animation and documentary films. (And if it rains, they’re shown indoors nearby.) $10; starts at 9pm.

Wednesday, July 28
Daisies (Free show)

Thursday, July 29
Capucine: Filmmaking Monkeys and Other Renegades

Saturday, July 31
Disco and Atomic War

Friday, August 6
*Doomed Love and the Devilles

Saturday, August 7
Hori Smoku Sail or Jerry

Friday, August 13
Last Train Home

Saturday, August 14
Waste Land

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