Free Outdoor Movies Events by Jonathan Zeller

Summer in New York City is paradise for the stingy cinephile. In addition to new releases at multiplexes and art houses throughout the five boroughs, the warmer months bring free outdoor screenings of huge hits and cult classics, shown in some of the City’s most striking settings. These include the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, a 30-foot-high plaza in the thick of the Lower Manhattan skyline—and the Coney Island boardwalk, where NYC & Company stages its own succession of Flicks on the Beach.

With so many free movie series taking place throughout the season, it can be hard to keep track of what’s playing when; so we’ve taken the liberty of assembling a schedule below, organized by day of the week. There’s sure to be something you’ll want to see—especially if you’re into Jurassic Park, Rosemary’s Baby or Saturday Night Fever, showing at least twice each—and you can’t beat the price. Just open your calendar, choose a few of your favorites and get ready to soak up the singular pleasures of film in the fresh air.

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach
July 11: Saturday Night Fever (1977)
July 18: Rango (2011)
July 25: Top Gun (1986)
August 1: Iron Man 2 (2010)
August 8: Annie Hall (1977)
August 15: Moonstruck (1987)
August 22: Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)
August 29: How She Move (2008)

Movie Nights on the Elevated Acre
June 20: Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
June 27: The Godfather: Part II (1974)
July 11: The Brother From Another Planet (1984)

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
June 20: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
June 27: The 39 Steps (1935)
July 4: Easy Rider (1969)
July 11: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
July 18: In the Heat of the Night (1967)
July 25: The Lady Eve (1941)
August 1: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
August 8: Airplane! (1980)
August 15: High Sierra (1941)
August 22: Dirty Harry (1971)

Summer Movie Nights at Mad46 Rooftop Lounge
June 27 (Monday): Dirty Dancing (1987)
July 5: The Social Network (2010)
July 19: Saturday Night Fever (1977)
August 2: Sex and the City (2008)
August 16: Grease (1978)
August 30: Oceans Eleven (2001)
September 13: 54 (1998)
September 27: Casablanca (1942)

SummerScreen at McCarren Park
July 6: Friday (1995)
July 13: Wayne’s World (1992)
July 20: Ghost World (2001)
July 27: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
August 3: Clueless (1995)
August 10: Jurassic Park (1993)

Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park 
July 6: Claremont-Ferrand short films
July 13: Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)
July 20: Caramel (2007)
July 27: The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)
August 3: The Straight Story (1999)
August 10: At the Edge of Russia (2010)
August 17: Biutiful (2010)
August 24: Backyard Band/with Silent Film Festival

Hudson RiverFlicks for Grown-Ups
July 6: The Social Network (2010)
July 13: Easy A (2010)
July 20: The Kids Are All Right (2010)
July 27: The Other Guys (2010)
August 3: The Fighter (2010)
August 10: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
August 17: The Town (2010)

EPIX Movie Free-For-All at Tompkins Square Park
June 30: Raging Bull (1980)
July 7: Coming to America (1988)
July 14: The Warriors (1979)
July 21: Star Trek (2009)
July 28: Arthur (1981)
August 4: The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
August 11: Kick-Ass (2010)
August 18: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
August 25: The Godfather (1972)
September 1: Stake Land (2010)

Brooklyn Bridge Park Syfy Movies with a View
July 7: Manhattan (1979)
July 14: Ghostbusters (1984)
July 21: Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
July 28: Basquiat (1996)
August 4: An American Tail (1986)
August 11: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
August 18: Crooklyn (1994)
August 25: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
September 1: Movie to be chosen by public vote

Intrepid Summer Movie Series
June 24: Spider-Man (2002)
July 8: The Goonies (1985)
July 22: Back to the Future (1985)
August 5: E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
August 19: Jurassic Park (1993)

Hudson RiverFlicks for Kids
July 8: The Karate Kid (2010)
July 15: Despicable Me (2010)
July 22: The Princess Bride (1987)
July 29: Toy Story 3 (2010)
August 5: How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
August 12: Shrek Forever After (2010)
August 19: Tangled (2010)

Movies Under the Stars at Habana Outpost
June 12: Selena (1997)
June 19: Krush Groove (1985)
June 26: Above the Law (1988)
July 3: Grease (1978)
July 10: Roller Boogie (1979)
July 17: Saturday Night Fever (1977)
July 24: Breakin’ (1984)
July 31: Dirty Dancing (1987)
August 7: Heathers (1988)
August 14: Risky Business (1983)
August 21: St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)
August 28: Purple Rain (1984)
September 4: Teen Wolf (1985)
September 11: Blues Brothers (1980)
September 18: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
September 25: The Harder They Come (1972)
October 2: Five Easy Pieces (1970)
October 9: Edward Scissorhands (1990)
October 16: Gremlins (1984)
October 23: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
October 31 (Monday): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)


Coney Island Flicks on the Beach
West 10th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Elevated Acre
55 Water St
Manhattan, NY

Bryant Park
Sixth Ave. between 40th and 42nd Sts.
Manhattan, NY

McCarren Park
Lorimer St. between Bayard St. and Driggs Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Sculpture Park
Long Island City, NY 11106

Tompkins Square Park
Ave. A between 7th and 10th Sts.
Manhattan, NY

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Main St. at Plymouth St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
One Intrepid Square
Manhattan, NY 10036

Habana Outpost
757 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217


Great Job Jonathan!!!


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Merging Artistic Aesthetics with Luxury Real Estate Expertise Janet Zola Cruz has an artistic philosophy when it comes to real estate, believing that a client’s “picture” of the perfect dream home has everything to do with their decision to buy it. She should know. Janet not only sells Manhattan luxury properties, but has a MFA in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College, an Interior Design Degree from the Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design and is pursuing professional certification in real estate finance and investment from the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. Janet was born in Brooklyn but grew up on the island of Puerto Rico and developed a love of real estate from her father who was a contractor and investor in prime properties there and in Florida. Learning not only the skills of buying and selling properties, but how aesthetics play an integral part of consumer decision-making, her creative nature and keen business sense were the perfect marriage to propel her to success in New York. Janet has lived in New York--Long Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan--for over over 25 years. While pursuing her interests in the arts and in real estate, she founded her own freelance design company whose impressive client list included nationally-recognized companies in publishing, real estate and retail. Janet’s clients know her as an artistic soul with an extensive knowledge of Manhattan’s real estate industry. Buyers value her ability to interpret what in their “mind’s eye” and sellers consult with her on how to best stage their properties for optimum sales. View all posts by janetnyc real estate

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