Movies With A View: Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in NYC

Photo by: Etienne Frossard
Photo by: Etienne Frossard

Aside from shopping on Fifth Avenue or walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most quintessential New York City experiences is watching a movie under the stars. Best of all—it’s free! No matter which borough you live in or what types of movies you prefer, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a Blockbuster favorite this summer—check out the full lineup below. Typically, most movies begin at sundown (approximately, 8:30 PM), but it’s best to arrive a few minutes early to secure a prime viewing spot. So grab your pals, snacks, and a bottle of wine, and get ready for an unforgettable summer of outdoor movies in NYC.

Randall’s Island
June 15: Jaws
July 13: Back to the Future Part II
August 17: Frozen

Rockaway Beach
(Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard)
July 7: The Iron Giant
August 4: Back to the Future Part II

McCarren Park
(Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
July 8: Clueless
July 15: Wet Hot American Summer
July 22: Dirty Dancing
July 29: Dazed and Confused
August 5: Jurassic Park
August 12: Audience Pick

Riverside Park
June 11: Hyde Park on Hudson 
July 9: Pride and Prejudice
August 13: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Brooklyn Bridge Park (Pier 1)
July 9: High Noon
July 16: Sharknado 2: The Second One
July 23: Attack the Block
July 30: Clue
August 6: Friday
August 13: Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
August 20: Dazed and Confused
August 27: Die Hard

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Complex
May 22: Top Gun (Friday showing)
July 9: October Sky
July 16: Moon
July 23: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
July 30: Apollo 13
August 6: Wall-E

Crocheron Park
June 5: The Lego Movie

Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village)
May 29: …And God Created Women
June 5: Caramel
June 12: Pépé le Moko

Tompkins Square Park (East Village)
June 19: Priceless
June 26: Zarafa

Riverside Park (Pier I)
July 10: Goha
July 17: Queen to Play

Transmitter Park (Brooklyn)
July 24: La Dérive
July 31: La Collectionneuse

Columbia University (Low Library)
Sepember 10: The Rabbi’s Cat