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New Yorkers Can Enjoy Free Outdoor Screenings All Summer Long

Throughout the summer, films will can be watched outside outdoors at various venues around the City. Photo courtesy of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

July 1, 2011 - New York summer evenings are meant to be enjoyed outside. The following is a sample of various free outdoor screenings happening all throughout the City:

2011 HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Date: Mondays, until August 22
Location: Bryant Park
Time: Lawn opens at 5pm, film begins at sunset
Movies Shown: Easy Rider, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, In the Heat of the Night, The Lady Eve, Cool Hand Luke, Airplane!, High Sierra, Dirty Harry
The 2011 HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival will showcase some of the most successful classics of our time. For more information, visit

Twilights @ Tavern
Date: July 13, July 27, August 10, August 17
Time: dusk
Location: Tavern on the Green, Central Park
Movies/TV Series Shown: Mad Hot Ballroom, Food.Curated, Appetite City, Carol Channing: Large than Life
NYC Parks and the Central Park Conservancy have teamed up with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and IFP for free screenings of “Made in NY” independent films and TV series from NYC Media, the official network of the City of New York. Representatives from the films and shows will address the audience before each screening.

Intrepid Summer Movie Series
Date: June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5, August 19
Time: doors open at 7:30pm, film begins at sunset
Location: The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum at Pier 86
Movies Shown: Top Gun, The Goonies, Spiderman, Back to the Future, ET The Extra-terrestrial
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum showcases some of the most successful blockbusters of years past. For more information, visit

Movies with a View
: Thursdays, until September 1
Time: 6pm, film begins around sunset
Location: Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Harbor View Lawn
Movies Shown: Manhattan, Ghostbusters, Sweet Smell of Success, Basquiat, An American Tail, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Crooklyn, Rosemary's Baby
Each screening of the 12th Annual Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Movies will include a pre-film music party and a short film. For more information, visit

Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Firefighters’ Field, Roosevelt Island
Date: Saturday, June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20, September 3
Time: 8:30pm, around dusk
Location: Firefighters’ Field, Roosevelt Island
Movies Shown: Iron Man 2, The Goonies, Star Trek, Up, Tron, The Incredibles
The Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Firefighters’ Field will present a mix of classics and recent releases. For more information, visit

RiverFlicks for Kids
Date: Fridays, until August 19
Time: 8:30pm, around dusk
Location: Pier 46 in Greenwich Village
Movies Shown: The Karate Kid (2010 version), Despicable Me, The Princess Bride, Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After, Tangled
The whole family will be able to enjoy RiverFlicks for Kids’ free outdoor movies throughout the summer. For more information, visit

RiverFlicks for Grownups
: Wednesdays, until August 17
Time: 8:30pm, around dusk
Location: Pier 63 Lawn
Movies Shown: The Social Network, Easy A, The Kids Are All Right, The Other Guys, The Fighter, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Town
Hudson River Park’s RiverFlicks returns with a wide range of big screen hits from the past year. For more information, visit

Summer on the Hudson
Date: Wednesdays, until August 17
Time: 8:30pm
Location: Pier 1 at 70th Street
Movies Shown: The Invisible Man, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Birds, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!, Return of the Swamp Thing, Mars Attacks
Summer on the Hudson is showing the best horror movies from the past decade at their annual outdoor film screening. For more information, visit
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