Free summer movies in New York City

Summer in New York City means spending the evenings with loved ones watching movies under the stars. Here’s a sample of some of the free outdoor film screenings happening around the City:

2010 HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Date: Mondays, until August 23
Location: Bryant Park
Time: Lawn opens at 5 pm, film begins at sunset
Movies Shown: The French Connection, My Man Godfrey, The China Syndrome, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Rosemary’s Baby, The Goodbye Girl, 12 Angry Men, Bonnie and Clyde
Every Monday night until August 23, the 2010 HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presents classic films on the lawn. For more information, visit

Intrepid Summer Movie Series
: July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20
Time: doors open at 7:30 pm, film begins at sunset
Location: The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum at Pier 86
Movies Shown: Ghostbusters, The Goonies, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rocky
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum celebrates heroes of the big screen with their summer movie series. For more information, visit

Movies with a View
Date: Thursdays, until September 2
Time: 6:00 pm, film begins around sunset
Location: Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge
Movies Shown: Annie Hall, Monsters vs. Aliens in 3D, The Big Lebowski, Rear Window, Brokeback Mountain, Dreamgirls, The Blues Brothers, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Each screening of the 11th Annual Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Movies with a View begins with a short film and music by DJs from Brooklyn Radio. For more information, visit

Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Firefighters’ Field, Roosevelt Island
: Saturday, July 10, July 24, August 7, August 21
Time: 8:30 pm, around dusk
Location: Firefighters’ Field, Roosevelt Island
Movies Shown: Zoolander, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Conspiracy Theory, Nighthawks
The second annual Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Firefighters Field will showcase films that were shot on Roosevelt Island in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Roosevelt Island’s General Development Plan. For more information, visit

RiverFlicks for Kids
: Fridays, until August 20
Time: 8:30 pm, around dusk
Location: Pier 46 in Greenwich Village
Movies Shown: Wizard of Oz, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Great Muppet Caper, Monsters vs. Aliens, Big, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Annie
Visit Pier 46 on Fridays for RiverFlicks for Kids, complete with free popcorn! For more information, visit

RiverFlicks for Grownups
Date: Wednesdays, until August 18
Time: 8:30 pm, around dusk
Location: Pier 54, Chelsea
Movies Shown: The Hangover, I Love You Man, The Proposal, District 9, Julie & Julia, Public Enemies, Star Trek
Hudson River Park’s RiverFlicks is back again, showcasing all the hits of summer 2009, and giving out free popcorn. For more information, visit

Summer on the Hudson
: Wednesdays, until August 4
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Pier 1 at 70th Street
Movies Shown: Grease, The Neverending Story, Pan’s Labyrinth, Inkheart, The Fall, Big Fish
Summer on the Hudson is a summer film series that caters to families, screening movies that appeal to all generations.
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